For anyone who is a fan of The Tragically Hip the title of this post should come as no surprise. For the rest of you, sit back as I try to capture the spirit of a Canadian poet, songwriter, musician, wise man and raving lunatic.
Gord Downie (Photo – Robert Ogden)
I had the great fortune of being offered a ticket to see Gord Downie and his new band The Country of Miracles last night in concert. For the record I am a fan of The Tragically Hip and have been so since I first heard the song Little Bones, off the Road Apples album in the early 90’s. The catchy lyrics and rocking beat lead me to other tracks such as 50 Mission Cap, New Orleans is Sinking
Gord Downie Singing a Duet with Julie Doiron. (Photo – Robert Ogden)
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Hi there again… As you may or may not know my Significant Other and I, were fortunate enough to have won a trip to New York City and a chance to take in the concerts to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!
I have promised to post a tale of our trip for some time now so I will begin at the beginning.
Being a long time listener to 92.1 CITI fm here in Winnipeg I am used to hearing the big concert and trip announcements that the station gives away during ratings periods. But it really floored me to find out that they were giving away a once in a lifetime trip to see the gathered members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame perform “Jam Style” at Madison Square Garden.
I immediately had to get in on this opportunity, placing a number of entries into their VIP Club system. As the weeks went by I had a “Lucky” feeling that we were going to win, and as it turned out we were picked to go into the last round of entries on my 40th Birthday in September. That sealed it I figured we were a lock to win the big prize.
By coincidence the day of the draw I was home for work, I told my Girlfriend Darlene to make sure her cell phone was charged and on ready for the inevitable call. She looked at me bemused, but I was unshakable we were going to win… As promised her phone rang at the appointed time, she was sure that I was pulling her leg. But when she answered my dream had come true. We had actually won an all expenses trip to New York.
We were put up scant blocks away from Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.
Empire State Building from our Hotel Room