My comments on the show:
The venue was incredible, enjoying beers on the balcony (despite the lineup) was a great pre-show experience following the beautiful drive up to Bala.
I felt that Yer Not The Ocean was a great way for the hip to open up their dates at the kee. Grace, too was a highlight and the crowd seemed really into it at this point.
Last of the unplucked gems is one of my favorite hip tunes and I really enjoyed lastnights version, the intro created a really nice buildup. I remember during the intro thinking how lucky I was to be experiencing the hip at the Kee, and I think that is a memory Im going to have for a long time.
I really felt the setlist had a nice 'flow' to it at this point, with the slower more mellow gift shop/gems , then picking up with the world container / family band/ blow at high dough run. It was a good buildup to the songs that the crowd really liked to rock out to.
Wheat kings is another of my favorite hip songs and its a welcome addition to any set as far as Im concerned, so Im glad I got to hear 2 of my favorites on the night I attended.
I just got a phione call that is going to interrupt this review but I will come on and post the rest later ... but before I go I'll quickly add that the crowd (a very cool crowd throughout the whole show) was going nuts (as per usual with the hip chants) before the encore, and the floor was shaking like mad during music at work from everyone getting into the tune. I've been to probably 50 concerts and see many bands over the last four years, in venues big and small, and when I look back on it right now I would de finitely place this one in my top 5.
It was a nice drive back to Toronto playing back the highlights in my mind