Thursday, August 25, 2016

The last night of the Hip

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 4:00 AM

After some confused messages and a rough start, I finally set out for the live streaming at Grand Parade. Donning my messenger bag of beer and a few 'smokes,' me and my company walked around a city filled with people going to-and-from the show, or bars in which every one of had the concert on. We made our way to the center of the crowd, trying to keep close to mainly adults as I sometimes forget kids are at rock concerts too, and don't like smoking around them. But very quickly it didn't matter—a few drinks in and I was swayin’ with the crowd, a sort of hippie-ish fumble as I couldn't dance my way out of a hat. It was truly a scene. The feeling of peace and a mutual adoration for the music. A sense of pride, for this is “Canada's Band,” and almost everyone has a Hip song that commands a “Shut up! I love this song!” or a “Turn that up!” The performance was awesome, the crowd, a sort of comforting sea of kindred souls, and roaming the streets almost traffic free was a perfect end to the evening. Nice job Halifax and CBC. And thank you to the Tragically Hip, for so many great songs. —New2Halifax

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