Thousands turn out at benefit concert for Denis Blanchette's daughter
Two thousand concert goers turned out for the benefit at Metropolis Monday night.
The Spectra group organized the event to create a trust fund for Denis Blanchette’s four-year-old daughter.
Blanchette was killed by gun fire outside the Metropolis on election night, September 4th.
Celine Dion kicked off the show with an acoustic rendition of “Si l’amour existe encore.”
The crowd cheered powerfully and then went silent as they listened to Dion sing in the intimate venue.
“She launched her record [at Metropolis] 15 years ago,” André Ménard, head of the Spectra Group said. “The day she revealed her love of René Angelil.”
Some spectators said they will likely never likely get to see Celine is such a small venue ever again.
Other guests included Arcade Fire, Ben Harper, Dumas, Ian Kelly and Martha Wainwright who also tossed to a video tribute of her son, Rufus Wainwright singing “Hallelujah.”
Pauline Marois also attended the concert and sat up in the loges. She left at intermission.
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