Hello my amazing readers,
Last night I had the opportunity of attending the most life-changing concert I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing; Tragically Hip on their last tour. This is a band that will likely be one of the greatest Canadian bands in history and last night was an electrifying night, unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed
There were fans crying, hugging each other, singing and dancing- the energy was unreal and before I knew tears were streaming down my face sporadically throughout the show.
This will be the last tour for the hip as it was announced back in May that the lead singer Gord Downi has terminal brain cancer. Still, with the release of their 14th studio album the band and Gord have decided to hit the road one last time and did so by selling out their shows in Canadian cities.I’ve had my fair share of attending concerts but this one was different and will never be replicated in any way, shape, or form. There is something to be said about standing as an audience member amongst 20,000 people who at one point or another burst into tears and were moved by a performance of a champion musician, who gave us all his energy and spoke to us only through his music. There were fans crying, hugging each other, singing and dancing- the energy was unreal and before I knew tears were streaming down my face sporadically throughout the show.
It’s difficult to put into words but when you see a human being who has clearly gone through a lot, sing his heart out & live his last days in dedication to his fans- you can’t help but be moved by it. I would get chills every time he paused and looked at the crowd, I’ve never seen any musician look at the crowd like that and he gave us all he had… we just knew it, we felt it, we all had chills. Gord, thank you for showing us what a life worth living looks like.