2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Long time hipbase member... long time since I've posted. The tour, the news, the music brought me back. As nostalgic these shows have been, logging into hipbase after 10 years and flipping through old posts was equally as nostalgic and brought back just as many memories. I haven't poked around enough to see which old timers are still here, but if anyone recognizes my login and/or seeing me at a show, it's nice to be back (as temporary as it may be).

I haven't rewatched last night's show, but it looked like Gord lost his cue in the bridge of Bobcaygeon... missed about 3 lines. There were a couple other similar moments, but that one was the most apparent. If that doesn't show how wicked of a disease that man is fighting, I don't know what does. Obviously his energy and ability wasn't as high as in the past, but his passion, his dedication, and his love shone through fully and completely.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Being in that rink last night was incredible. I thought I would be more sad or emotional , but it wasn't until Ahead by a Century that the gravity of it all really hit me. It really did feel like a massive celebration in there, and in person it didn't have the feel of a final show. Which I think was a good thing, at least for me. I watched the CBC broadcast today and it was almost more emotional watching it on TV. Grace Too brought me to tears, as did the speech about bringing the girls back because of the guys who "were scrapping and being really weird."

Some of these types of guys were a few rows ahead of me, and one was actually kicked out. After causing a scene and refusing to leave the Kingston PD finally had to drag him out. It was during Boots or Hearts as Gord was singing "when it starts to fall apart, it really falls apart," which definitely added some levity to the moment.

One of the best parts of the whole experience was just walking around downtown, or in the rink talking to strangers about their connection to the Hip and where they came from etc. I also ran into Kirk Muller. As a Habs fan who can remember the cup win in 93, that was a big thrill.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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thebends wrote:I have 3 maybe 4 commemorative posters from last night to give to the great fans on this forum. Will try to ship them out on Friday when back form a business trip. PM me if interested.

So interested. Couldn't make it last night, would love to get my hands on one of these for my music room! Let me know :)
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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My favorite thing about being at last night's show, which was my 60th , is that I now longer have to stop and think when people ask me what my favorite Hip show was !
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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carebread wrote:
Gibie wrote:What a night, it was amazing being there with the boys. Best crowd I have ever seen... everyone was fully into it. Just got back into London.

Two questions..

1) Where can I stream or download the CBC broadcast of the show? I forgot to PVR it before I went down to Kingston.

2) In Market Square before the show there was what seemed to be a documentary about the Hip playing on the big screen. What is the name of this? Where can I see it?

Thank in advance.
I'm on the road so I can't search that thoroughly but it was a CKWS production, think it was called An Hour of Hip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1717O6vBeGE
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Driving home from Kingston today it hit me. Hard. What an honor to have been there. Kingston, Canada, Hip fans everywhere. Thank you.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Couple add'l notes...

- might depend on where you were sitting, but from my vantage point in 114 the crowd was incredible during Grace... Honestly could not even hear Gord over the crowd.
- if you were in the venue, you saw most of the crowd turn and motion to JT for the Wheat Kings line "hung with pictures of our parents' prime minister", but I don't think they showed that on the broadcast....
- also, JT was clearly enjoying himself, snuck a peek a couple of times and he was totally rocking out to Three Pistols and Blow....

And man... was it hot in there or what....
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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boot wrote:Couple add'l notes...

- might depend on where you were sitting, but from my vantage point in 114 the crowd was incredible during Grace... Honestly could not even hear Gord over the crowd.
- if you were in the venue, you saw most of the crowd turn and motion to JT for the Wheat Kings line "hung with pictures of our parents' prime minister", but I don't think they showed that on the broadcast....
- also, JT was clearly enjoying himself, snuck a peek a couple of times and he was totally rocking out to Three Pistols and Blow....

And man... was it hot in there or what....
hahah it was so hot in there, going onto the concourse was like walking into a fridge by comparison.

The other cool thing to add was the singing of O Canada in Trudeau's direction before the show started.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Still riding the high from this show.

Here are two 360 videos that give an idea of what the crowd energy was like before the show. These will work best using the google chrome browser, with youtube toggled to HD setting - drag the mouse or use the arrows to move around.

If you have the current version of the youtube app on a new smartphone, try watching it in HD and moving your phone to look around.

Walk through of the crowd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Cy3AuqtTs
Canadian Flag passed overhead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyk_d2GijA


thebends wrote:I have 3 maybe 4 commemorative posters from last night to give to the great fans on this forum. Will try to ship them out on Friday when back form a business trip. PM me if interested.
*Edit* the posters are spoken for, it's a crazy travel week so I will PM all who contacted me when I get a chance.
Edit: I would like to make a similar offer to Juan, but with copies of the Local kingston newspaper. Also it will probably be sept until I can get these shipped, have a busy week of catching up at work. Please do not fill my inbox with PMs. Priority will go to longtime hipbasers that have been part of this community
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Haven't had time to post my reviews for this show or Ottawa yet, but I think most things have already been said about the Kingston show. I'm so thankful I got to be there and experience it. Opening with 50MC was awesome, easily the most powerful version I have heard live. They came out ready to rock and the crowd was insane. Some the standouts to me were Machine, which was easily the best live version I heard of the three shows I've been too (Victoria, Ottawa, Kingston). It was everything I had hoped for when I heard it on the album, and then some! The band was really tight on the MMP songs; they've clearly gotten more comfortable with them over the course of the tour. World Possessed was especially good as well from that set.

The M@W set was also killer; I loved hearing Toronto #4 for the 1st time (every show I've heard an older song for the 1st time, and something I haven't heard in a long long time. How awesome is that after 22 shows!) and M@W was incredible too. Probably the best version of that I've heard as well. It would take me too long to go through the setlist, but even NOIS was great, and I couldn't care less about that song. The crowd was just so powerful it made for a great moment. Fiddler's Green was especially powerful - the other times I've heard it, Rob played electric guitar, but this time he broke out an acoustic and it was beautiful. The DFN set was, as others have mentioned, fantastic, with Grace, Too being totally incredible. And when they came out and did the third encore it was a total treat. Even though it was more of a "greatest hits" type show, it didn't even matter. They have awesome hits and performance was just incredibly powerful. Even though there were only about 7000 people there, it felt like 20,000. The Kingston crowd blew the Ottawa crowd out of the water and the band clearly fed off of that.

All in all, if this is truly the last time I get to see them, it was a great way to say goodbye. The memories will last a lifetime and I'm so happy I got to be there in person!
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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Escape@Hand wrote:How awesome is that after 22 shows!
My 22nd show as well!
2004-12-03 - Saint John/2005-09-03 - Moncton/2006-06-30 - Charlottetown/2006-11-09/10 - Montreal/2007-09-11 - Fredericton/2007-09-13 - Halifax/2007-09-14 - Sydney/2007-09-15 - Charlottetown/2008-06-30 - Charlottetown/2009-05-01/02 - Montreal/2011-06-28 - Moncton/2011-06-30 - Charlottetown/2012-06-30 - Niagara-on-the-Lake/2013-02-01 - Moncton/2013-02-02 - Halifax/2015-01-10 - Toronto/2015-02-20 - Montreal/2015-07-17 - Ottawa/2016-08-18 - Ottawa/2016-08-20 - Kingston
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sean.bonner wrote:
Escape@Hand wrote:How awesome is that after 22 shows!
My 22nd show as well!
Sean, you do realize that we need the details of your Kingston adventure, right?
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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I went straight from Kingston to Elora on no sleep to go to Riverfest, and want to write this long rambling diatribe here. Will post possibly tonight if I don't just pass out when I get home. :lol:

I never met THE Sean Bonner!
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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carebread wrote:I never met THE Sean Bonner!
I kept my eyes peeled for familiar faces. Would have loved to say hello. Sorry!
2004-12-03 - Saint John/2005-09-03 - Moncton/2006-06-30 - Charlottetown/2006-11-09/10 - Montreal/2007-09-11 - Fredericton/2007-09-13 - Halifax/2007-09-14 - Sydney/2007-09-15 - Charlottetown/2008-06-30 - Charlottetown/2009-05-01/02 - Montreal/2011-06-28 - Moncton/2011-06-30 - Charlottetown/2012-06-30 - Niagara-on-the-Lake/2013-02-01 - Moncton/2013-02-02 - Halifax/2015-01-10 - Toronto/2015-02-20 - Montreal/2015-07-17 - Ottawa/2016-08-18 - Ottawa/2016-08-20 - Kingston
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

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sean.bonner wrote:
carebread wrote:I never met THE Sean Bonner!
I kept my eyes peeled for familiar faces. Would have loved to say hello. Sorry!
Likewise. Sorry we missed each other Sean!
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