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Serena Ryder's Quietest Concert Ever draws hundreds to Bay of Fundy

Serena Ryder performed the Quietest Concert in the World on Saturday during low tide at Fundy National Park.

The event was hosted by CBC Music and Parks Canada

The dance floor at Saturday's Serena Ryder concert was damp, muddy and salty.

The Canadian songstress performed the Quietest Concert in the World on the ocean floor during low tide at Fundy National Park.

Over a thousand people attended the concert hosted by CBC Music and Parks Canada. Each concert-goer was handed a pair of wireless headphones that received the broadcast of live music over the air.

The setup for the show was a considerable undertaking — a helicopter was used to fly in equipment and staging, the show had to be precisely timed to the flow of the world's highest tides, and each audience member had to descend the cliffs to reach the ocean floor taking a 151-step staircase.

According to those who attended, the event was worth the challenge.

There was no room for repeated encores at the show. As soon as Ryder played her final song, crews had to race to get everything off the beach before the waters flowed back in, covering the entire venue under meters of ocean water.


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