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Saturday 20 August 2016

The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: 50 Bay Street
Date: Aug 2016
Website:  www.thehip.com

  The core members of The Tragically Hip have been making music together since 1986.  Recently, the Canadian band announced a farewell tour due to lead singer Gord Downie's health.  We were lucky enough to see them during one of their 3 nights in Toronto.  Today they will play their final concert in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. We started off trying to compile a top ten Hip song list, but could not do it.  We finally managed to narrow down the list of songs that follows to include just twenty of our all time favourites.

1    38 Years Old
2    Ahead By A Century

No Dress Rehearsal.  This is our Life.

And that's when the hornet stung me and I had a feverish dream

3    Blow At High Dough
4    Bobcaygeon

Those Nights in Toronto.

A mural outside the Air Canada Centre pays tribute to a famous line from this song.

5    Boots Or Hearts
6    Courage

Gord in his feathered top hat.

Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time.

7    Fifty Mission Cap
8    Gift Shop

Ain't got no picture postcards.  But we got souvenirs.

A machine inside a trailer makes more Hip T-Shirts for sale.  

9    Grace, Too

Hip To Be Square.

The Hip have a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in downtown Toronto.

10    Greasy Jungle
11    Little Bones

Baby Man Machine Poem.

Baby eat this chicken slow.  It's full of all them little bones.

12    Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
13    Long Time Running
Since 1984 The Hip.

The Tragically Hip was formed in 1984.

14    Love Is A First
15    Nautical Disaster
16    New Orleans Is Sinking

Gordie Baby I Know Exactly What You Mean.

I had my hands in the river, my feet back up on the banks.

17    Poets
18    Scared

If you're prepared here's what I propose to do.

A room in Toronto's Masonic Temple (The Concert Hall) is dedicated to The Tragically Hip.

19    At The Hundredth Meridian
20    Wheat Kings

   Long after the sound of their last concert stops ringing in our ears, The Tragically Hip's music will continue to be played across Canada and hold a special place in our hearts.

Map of Our World
Air Canada Centre , Canada's Walk Of Fame

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