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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Dave Brosha
The White Stripes are one of the world's biggest rock bands. It's only fitting that their summer tour includes some of the biggest venues in North America: New York's Madison Square Garden (capacity: 20,000), Fairfax's Patriot Center (capacity: 10,000), Whitehorse's Yukon Arts Centre (capacity: just over 400).
"The hardcore music fans here are often forced to travel south to places like Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver to get their music fixes," he says. "I myself have traveled south in the past three years to see Coldplay and U2 in Vancouver, and the Dixie Chicks in Calgary."
"The vast majority of Canadian acts tend to ignore the [Canadian] North, as it's not the moneymaker of the South, so to see a huge American act not be blinded by the monetary aspects, and to offer their music at a reasonable price to thousands of music fans went over so well up here," he says. "I think the White Stripes — through this act alone — have made lifelong, appreciative fans."