Thousands of fans were left waiting in the snow and sub-freezing temperatures for hours while they waited for a free concert from Avril Lavigne. Avril, who has been reduced to playing Best Buy grand openings, started her show over an hour late. By that time though most fans had been exposed to the freezing temperatures for over four hours because they had waited in line to get into the show and get a good spot.
Despite entreaties from organizers, Avril allegedly would not be put off from her spa treatments, and said that since it was a free concert, the audience shouldn't complain. I don't think the town of Burnaby is going to welcome Avril back anytime soon.
The local Best Buy did promise to make it up to fans by agreeing to stage another free show in the summer when it is warmer, and to actually provide an act who cares about their fans and actually knows how to sing.