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   Thursday, December 7, 2000 [  Fall/Winter Tour Info | Tour Dates  ]

Montreal, PQ Molson Centre

Day 16: Video report

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    Day 16: Montreal Concert Review

    Molson Centre, Montreal, PQ
    Thursday, December 7, 2000

    Review the Tragically Hip? That's a tall order but we'll try all the same. The cold weather didn't discourage us too much though there was a threat of hypothermia at some moments. To begin with Ross got lost in our massive Molson Center and scared the crap out of two girls who thought they just got SUPER scammed. Got lost a little more in the building and then settled into our locker room/photo lab.

    The sound check is a blur -- were we that close to The Tragically Hip? Ross showed us the ropes and actually took us on stage to view the mammoth arena and all the band's SUPER equipment.

    Our dinner was a blur too. Sheri did you just shake Gordon Downie's hand because I sure did! What Sheri, you don't like spinach? Me neither.

    The show: that's what you really want to hear about. We began in the Work Zone taking pictures galore while Gordon took advantage of the photo shoot. The band opened with Poets-- were we really there?? The crowd went wild and remained that way for the entire three hours we were in the stadium. Highlights of the evening were: the SUPER MIEOW version of Tiger the Lion, Boots or Hearts by special request (!!), and Flamenco. We were surprised at the last minute by an out-take from Road Apples called Montreal which the band re-learned how to play the song during the intermission by visiting a fan web site to get a snippet of the song and the lyrics [Ontario Place concert 1991].

    The evening was all in all SUPER other than some minor (major!) technical difficulties. Ross was a great host and very forgiving when I ruined his coffee!! Thanks for the experience -- we weren't dancing in the kitchen tonight girls!!!

    -- Ann Marie Tidman and Sheri Vandray

    Concert Photos

    Winning Entry

    For many reasons, the first being my profound adoration of the Hip and their music.

    I am also a Creative Arts student who has, and is currently studied in film production therefore I have the skills to produce a well shot and edited short film for you.

    My reasons are simple and clear, I've been a huge hip fan for years and would clearly love the oportunity to have the ultimate experience of being up close to them as well as be able to document it.

    -- Ann Marie Tidman

    The Tragically Hip thanks the following organizations for helping them with this project:

    CANOE.CA, for hosting the contest and tour site.

    www.henrys.com for supplying the Panasonic Digital Video camera.

    Bootleg Networks, for video editing and encoding.

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