A misunderstanding about Thursday’s Eagles concert at Mosaic Stadium has organizers telling people they can still enjoy their experience at the show, but to be respectful.
A fact sheet sent out prior to the concert had said people would be asked not to take photos on their phone and not to stand during the concert which serves as the opening to the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
On Monday, Memorial Cup event chair Neil Donnelly said security will not be patrolling the stadium looking for those who are not abiding by the rules when it comes to cellphones and standing, but he is asking those in attendance to be respectful of their surroundings.
“If people are standing and having fun, clapping and cheering, doing all that sort of stuff you do at a normal concert, that’s totally okay,” Donnelly says. “The Eagles just want to remind people to be respectful of those around you, so if you’re the only one standing up at a crowd and you’re blocking 10 people’s view, that’s not cool.”
Donnelly says standing becomes an issue if one person is blocking a group of people by standing, but if everyone around you wants to stand than feel free to do so. The same can be said when it comes to cellphone photos.
Donnelly also says he;s looking forward to an entertaining night at Mosaic Stadium.
“For one thing, it’s one thing that no Memorial Cup has ever done before, and will ever do, so this is just out-classing how to put on an event in Saskatchewan, it just is really an unbelievable undertaking by the Pats ownership group,” Donnelly says. “But really this is a band that you’ll know every single song, you’ll want to sing along with every single song, so I’m really excited about that.”
There are still some tickets remaining for the show which begins at 7 p.m with the opening ceremonies with the Eagles hitting the stage at 8:30 followed by a fireworks display.