As I have described in earlier posts such as Gord Downie: Canadian Musical Psychopath, The Tragically Hip’s front man is a bit of a maniac on stage. Being up close and personal with him at the Country of Miracles show last year gave me an appreciation for his lunacy in an intimate setting. I had yet to witness the full blown frenetic schism that he becomes when teamed up with massive electric guitar power and the chest thumping bass drum that collectively form The Tragically Hip.
Gord aping about as The Hip take the stage
For those of you, who have not seen The Hip live, trust me this is not one of those overproduced, lip synced cookie cutter perfect types of shows. Everything, I repeat everything is live. From Gord going wildly off topic in the middle of a song, ranting and raging about anything from sports, politics or inventing a new story on the spot. Thursday’s performance was no different in those regards.
Gord Downie in full flight with Paul Langlois (guitar) and Johnny Fay on drums.
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Tagged Garrett Styles, Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Little Bones, Live Music, Music at Work, Musical ensemble, Paul Langlois, Pierre Berton, Shaw Park, Tragically Hip, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets
In my earlier post Hip and Miss I went on a long tiring rant on how our night was ruined by Ticketmaster and the Winnipeg Goldeyes Organization. Although I do stand by the bulk of what I wrote it has come to my attention that the Goldeyes Organization were pretty much blameless in this situation.
As it turns out the club, only rents the facility to a promoter who in turn is in charge of organizing the event. Security, layout and setup, concessions and the like are handled by the promoter. Basically the Goldeyes turned the keys to the building over to the promoter and says, “have fun, bring her back in good shape” and that’s the end of their involvement.