At least in your capital. A few years ago the Rolling Stones drew 43,000 in late August to the Central Canada Exhibition in Ottawa. A week or two later and two hours up the line in Shawville, Quebec Stompin' Tom Connors drew 46,000 people. At the county fair.
Crazy. Beyond crazy. He and his fans drank the town dry; they had to clear a path for beer trucks to come down the highway from the Aylmer quarter of Gatineau. Stompin' Tom's fans are for real.
Sadly Stompin' Tom himself is no longer for real. The Canadian Press reports that the icon died of natural causes earlier today in Dean Del Mastro's Peterborough. He was 77.
Light a candle.