All posts tagged in: 'Hip'

Thank you for that night in Kingston

The Tragically Hip’s Aug. 20, 2016, concert and live-streaming event in Kingston struck a beautiful chord with more than 11 million Canadians and Hip fans around the world.
Here is a sampling of some of the feelings expressed at #HipinKingston following this remarkable event:

The Tragically Hip: Thank you, thank you, thank you music lovers! #ManMachinePoemTour #HipInKingston #cbcthehip pic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The whole country is here in Kingston tonight!
To say thanks
To say goodbye
To celebrate Canada’s band.
Thank you!

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a banner outside of City Hall as Mayor Bryan Paterson looks on.

Two stylish Tragically Hip fans

Two fans in Springer Market Square don gold suites and feathered hats similar to what Gord Downie wore on The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour.

Mayor Bryan Paterson

Mayor Bryan Paterson proclaims August 20 Tragically Hip Day.

Three Hip fans

Three fans wait outside of Kingston’s K-Rock Centre before the start of The Tragically Hip’s final show on the Man Machine Poem tour.

MP Mark Gerretsen

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, welcomes Tragically Hip fans to Springer Market Square.

Greg and Dave

Greg and Dave pose in front of The Tragically Hip selfie wall in Springer Market Square.

Sean Flynn

Photo from left to right: Paul Langlois, Sean Flynn and Gord Sinclair

The boys are always at the ready for a University Hospitals Kingston Foundation golf fundraiser.

Seeing them play around the campfire afterwards was even better!

Sean Flynn

Epic 1st & last Hip concert story...

For my hubby's bday I surprised him with Hip tix.
We were excited.
That day and we set out to Barrie Molson Park.
We got to the ticket agent, she looked at the tix, looked at us, and said: "You're in the wrong the place!"
Shocked and panicked we were supposed to be in TO at the Molson Amphitheatre!

Gord at RMC

A couple years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Gord Sinclair in person. He was doing a residency at RMC as their resident artist. I was a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces at the time and he was generously giving his time to military members to help with song writing. Gord was quite friendly and full of

Bobacaygeon over Princess St.

I moved to Kingston 17 years ago to work as a manager at the Capitol 7 on Princess Street. My second night working, my staff were anxious and excited in the lobby. I had no idea what was going on. It turns out that Rob Baker was coming into to see a movie. Of course, being new to Kingston I

My Irish Hip

The Hip were revered alumnus of KCVI and I was proud to be part of that. During high school, I was lucky enough to have gym with Adrian Langlois who is a legend himself and one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

During college, I worked at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club and was fortunate enough to

Community Foundation's Across the Causeway, 2004

My personal favourite Tragically Hip memory was from when I was a reporter for CKWS TV Newshour. In 1984 I had the privilege of being the first broadcaster to ever interview the band. The group, on the brink of fame, arranged for the interview in Johnny Faye’s parents’ living room.

Two decades later, Rob, Paul, Johnny and the two

man = machine + poem

This is a world increasingly devoid of poetry, a world where men especially continue to evidence their manliness in basic and prehistoric capacities. There is no better crystallization of the promise of Canadian culture as progressive and beautiful than the fact that our greatest rocker is our greatest poet. This exemplary range of soul-bearing hard rock, and emphasis on articulating

Before The Magic Began

For My Mom<3
My mom has been a Tragically Hip fan as long as I can remember. My mom and I shared my first Hip concert together last May. My mother Lori has been such a remarkable and strong woman whom I am so thankful to have in my life. Unfortunately, she was unable to obtain tickets to

Gord is so Tragically Hip

I married a lifelong Hip fan. In the photo, attached, is my husband, Gord. This photo was taken of him at Trent University. He had fallen asleep at a party and could not be woken up. His buddies tried jumping on the bed, yelling at him, shaking him, everything. One buddy knew what would work and cranked a Hip tune:


Being born in the mid-80s and raised near Kingston, The Hip were just always there, intertwined in the fabric of my childhood. It was only when Poets was released that I became cognizant. My first live experience was at Across the Causeway in 2004, and was immediately hooked. Since, I’ve been lucky enough to see the boys in stadiums

Lisa Ray Koenig

Nothing says Kingston like bumping into Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip at a fundraiser and being able to get your photo with him!

Lisa Ray Koenig