Madness to rage against the machine

Long hair, tattoos, and Doc Martens shoes were in the spotlight on Saturday near the Grande Allée. Quebec lived up to its reputation as a city of rock when thousands, mostly men, arrived early to witness the Rage Against the Machine (RATM) protest troupe at the Festival d’été de Quebec.

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The irreducible, Patrick Grolicks, of Montreal, arrived the day before his idols. He was the first to enter the plains of Abraham. He had to wait for the Alanis Morissette show to finish before going camping.

I arrived at 11am and waited for it to come out. It all went well,” he said, because the hours of waiting were somewhat festive, under the scorching sun that added to the challenge.


Many spectators ran to the stage to get good seats as soon as the site opened.

Didier Debuscheur’s photo

Many spectators ran to the stage to get good seats as soon as the site opened.

Isaac Barnett, 22, of Quebec prepared to emulate sprinter Usain Bolt to reach the front row of the floor before anyone else. “The others are us running. This is it Chicken running. We start once and don’t look back. “We don’t have a bag,” he says.

For his part, Sylvain Grizzie left Drummondville early in the morning to be in the front row. “I am an old punk. Rage against the machine is my country space saver. »

forward with a stick


Sylvain Grizzi was playing aki while waiting for the gates to open near the plains.  Andre Martin was by his side.

Didier Debuscheur’s photo

Sylvain Grizzi was playing aki while waiting for the gates to open near the plains. Andre Martin was by his side.

Not far away, his best friend from high school, Andre Martin, is well seated. He had a serious leg accident four years ago, forcing him to move with the help of a stick. Despite everything, he would not have missed visiting RATM for anything in the world.

“We’ve been listening to Rage since high school. I’ve never seen them yet. We’ve seen a lot of all the big things attach In our life, he is the only one missing. This might be our last chance.

Despite his lack of movement, he promised himself to be in the center of the action, right up front. “I will go ahead with them [ses amis], This is certain. that they Check When the world pushes me too much, my buddies say, “Hey! Pay attention to his leg.” Usually everyone is very friendly. »

guitar


Marc Antoine Roy played the guitar to pass the time and entertain people.

Didier Debuscheur’s photo

Marc Antoine Roy played the guitar to pass the time and entertain people.

Marc-Antoine Roy, of Levis, 23, brought his acoustic guitar to liven up the Croix du Sacrifice Pass into the plains.

On air at Nirvana, people greet him and appreciate the performance. ” I beginning the world before the chaos begins,” he laughs.

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