Thursday, January 31, 2008
THE AVERAGE JOE IS NOT ALLOWED AT THE ECMA IN FREDERICTON!!!!! BUREAUCRATS SNOBS ONLY????
Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2008 | 1:05 PM AT
A music enthusiast says fans will be taking second billing when the 20th annual East Coast Music Awards hit Fredericton in February.
Johanna Bertin said she had wanted to attend the ECMAs for years and when she found out that the 2008 gala would be in Fredericton she knew she was going to buy tickets.
Bertin said she was among the first to reserve tickets but the best seats were already gone.
Many of the seats in the Aitken Centre have been reserved for nominees, sponsors and representatives from the music industry, said Steve Horne, executive director of the music awards.
"The ECMAs combine a music industry festival with a music conference — I think that's important," Horne said. "I think everyone is there to celebrate — that every seat will be a good seat."
But Bertin said she's disappointed that 2,000 of the 3,500 available seats weren't up for grabs by the general public.