[PHOTOS] Luke Combs at the FEQ: a country fever rarely seen

A country fever like Quebec has perhaps never experienced before swept over the Plains of Abraham last night, on the occasion of the first visit to Quebec of the new darling of Nashville, the charismatic Luke Combs .

• On the other hand: Festival d’été de Québec: the king of country present after the lever of the sun

It was definitely the big event of this post-pandemic summer festival. There was an electricity in the air reminiscent of the big broadcast parties featuring Metallica or the Rolling Stones.

In contagious good humor and beautiful to see, a monster crowd invaded the Plains as soon as the doors opened. Ten minutes before the arrival of Luke Combs, on a compreit of “olé, olé, olé”. Then, between the songs, it was “Luke, Luke, Luke” that resonated nonstop.


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Thus requested, Luke Combs could not miss his comeback, perform to the sound of stunned, AC/DC. Without wasting a moment, he plunged into 1.2 Manya glass of beer in the hands.

Quickly, the reward is the patience of his admirers. Totally invested, he surveyed the stage through his seven musicians, all excellent, before taking a brief break to stall in two seconds (without exaggerating) a can of beer which he swung into the crowd.


Photo agency QMI, Marcel Tremblay

Add a “bonsoir Québec” in French and, after only a few minutes, the seduction operation was completed.


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From there, if fans were served a new country treat that they savored every bite of. Essentially, Luke Combs put forward the songs of his three albums, offering of course a foray into the very hot Growing upreleased two weeks ago and already at the top of the charts.

Without risk of being mistaken, we can affirm that among its novelties, The kind of love we make is the one that passed the test the best, although the others do not have to fade from the welcome that has been reserved for them.


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His power of attraction is such that halfway through, he was able to line up several ballads in a row without losing his world. On the Plains, some have already burned themselves playing with fire like this.

Plus, he’s been true to his image of a regular guy who appreciates what’s happening to him. “This song has changed my life, you have changed my life”, he proclaimed before sealing his alliance with Quebec with his first success, hurricane.

It wasn’t over. As a reminder, after having offered $500 to a beer seller to water the festival-goers, he concluded in the apotheosis on the famous Beer never broke my heart.

Next meeting at the Videotron Center in November.

shocked

In an interview he gave to Log backstage, before his concert, Luke Combs said he was shocked to learn that he was going to play in front of the biggest crowd of his career in a city where he had never set foot.

So far has a record 65,000 people in the environment, in 2019, in Virginia. by eye, the brand was beaten easily.

“It’s amazing. Especially since French is the most spoken language here. After the day I saw Quebec on our calendar, it was the show that worried me the most. How do you connect with people who probably don’t understand what you’re saying? »

Ambassador

Such enthusiasm for a territory to be conquered delights anyone who wishes to become a country music fan.

“I feel like it’s a genre that’s been kind of stigmatized, you know, in the eyes of a lot of people. It’s just music for the southern United States or for the rednecks“said Luke Combs, who believes it is possible to convert the refractory.


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“If you take someone who’s never listened to country music before, sit them down and play them, what, like ten songs, I think we can change their minds. I think we can change almost everyone’s mind. I want to convince the hesitant.

Surely he converted a few last night.

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