My Complicated Relationship with The Tragically Hip
Greg Harris
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I’m from Buffalo, NY (just across the Peace Bridge from Canada). Being a long time hip fan I was asked to tag along Saturday at a show in Buffalo that featured a giant outdoor screen showing the Hip’s last show..I declined. Knowing Gord’s situation it’s tough for me to watch him perform..besides ~ having seen them live about 6–7 times nothing will surpass that show @ Septembers (a sweaty little bar by the airport) circa 1990?. There were about 100 people there and “New Orleans Is Sinking” was just breaking on Canadian radio..I was right up by the stage and it was ELECTRIC..I knew this band was headed for great things…too bad for Gord..it’s a shame..

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