This past weekend at the Pacific Coliseum we had the pleasure of hosting the Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series! We had 8 Monster Truck drivers competing in 3 different events for the Triple Threat title. The Monster Trucks that tore up the Pacific Coliseum were: Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Grave Digger, N.E.A, Mohawk Warrior, Scooby-Doo, Max-D, El Toro Loco and Zombie!
In preparation for Monster Jam we had over 100 dump truck loads of soil loaded into the Pacific Coliseum. A total of 1200 cubic meters of soil, weighing a massive 1800 tons was needed to cover and protect the Coliseum floor. 1 Excavator, 1 Bull-dozer, 1 Front end loader and 2 bobcats were used to move the soil and build the jumps for this amazing event! Check out the time-lapse video below of the soil being loaded into the Coliseum!
Prior to the 1:00pm show on Saturday, guests were invited to come see the trucks and meet the drivers during the Pit Pass Party! We had over 2500 people attend the Pit Pass Party which made it one of the largest arena Pit Pass Party events! Take a look at the Pit Pass Party time-lapse video below!
It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.
The Gipsy Kings drew a sold out crowd at the WestJet Concert Stage. The audience was on their feet dancing to the flamenco guitars, bongos and drums. There were no fewer that 10 musicians on stage all playing in unison and they didn’t miss a beat. They delighted the audience by playing many of their popular songs such as Djobi Djoba, Volare and Bamboleo.
The Gipsy Kings prove that music is a universal language. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from shaking and your hands from clapping!
Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Dallas Smith, The Pointer Sisters and Glass Tiger. For the full concert lineup visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html
Fans packed the WestJet Concert Stage on Sunday August 17 to see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts deliver a powerhouse rock n’ roll concert at The Fair at the PNE.
Joan Jett seemed to be having a blast onstage as she smiled and winked at the audience, while throwing in her trademark growls into her powerhouse vocal performance. And fans responded with roars and cheers! Her raspy voice was unchanged from when she ruled the charts in 1980’s.
The show kicked off with “Bad Reputation” bringing concert goers to their feet. The set list included fan favourites like “Cherry Bomb”, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me”, “I Hate Myself For Loving You”, “Love is Pain”, “Victim of Circumstance” and many more resulting in loud and roaring applause and multiple standing ovations.
While all the classic songs were played, Joan Jett took an opportunity to play from her latest album, Unvarnished, introducing each of her new songs with their inspiration and meaning. “Fragile” is about how fragile life can be and about one’s own mortality. “Make it Back” is about the resilience of the human spirit. She recounted how touched she was to see how neighbours came together to help each other during and in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
The biggest highlight of the night was the massive singalong with the audience chanting “Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah” on “Do you Want to Touch”. The audience continued to chant on classic rock anthems like “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and below is a short video clip of that performance. What an amazing summer night it was!
Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts. For the full line-up visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html