NDP Leader Jack Layton was in town Saturday for a high-energy campaign rally at the Delta hotel.
The media didn't give a turnout, but estimates ranged from 500 to 700.
Reggae group The Idlers were announced as winners of the 2011 East Coast Music Award (ECMA) for world recording of the year earlier Saturday, for “Keep Out," but they weren't on hand to accept the award.
The Idlers chose instead to play for the rally.
They're my new favourite Newfoundland band.