Stevie Wonder performs at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal on June 30, 2009. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
MONTREAL - If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer... so better to understand, then.
Last night, under steady near-biblical rain, a sea of umbrellas gathered on the radically revamped Jazzfest site north of Ste. Catherine St. And they knew why. And they believed.
Jazzfest organizers had spent literally 30 years working to make A Wonder's Summer Night happen. Naturally, this massive 30th anniversary Stevie Wonder blowout had to face its share of tests - Did we mention it was raining? And that Michael Jackson died? And yet, people were ready for a papal audience with a pop figure whose discography and world-embracing spirit would tend to inspire faith in something bigger.
And then, at 9:25, the rain tailed off. So, you know, this 'belief' thing...
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