Monday, July 26, 2010

Voyageur Days: Heart Kicks Off Party (w/Photos)

MATTAWA — Peter Humick is a self-proclaimed Heart fan who didn't think twice about driving four hours to see the legendary rock band perform in Mattawa Thursday night.

His daughter, Caitlin, bought him the pass for Father's Day, knowing it would be the perfect gift.

"It was hard to keep the secret until June, because I have the biggest mouth," she said standing only a couple feet from the main stage at Explorer's Point where she was joined by more than 4,000 fans.

"Dad has been counting down the days until he saw Heart."

Peter, a Newmarket resident, didn't even care where he was sitting — "as long as I can hear them," he said.

This isn't the first time Peter has been in the presence of fame.

He used to work in promotions for CBS Records in Toronto, which is now Sony Records. He has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Billy Joel and Burton Cummings.

"Heart is just as good now as they were back then," he said holding an autographed photo of him with Heart — sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson — taken in 1977 during an international convention in London, England.

Angela Chicquen, the main stage gatekeeper, said fans started lining up at 4:45 p.m. for the 8 p.m. concert.


Love Nancy's jacket ^_^