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Day 16: Montreal Concert Review
REVIEW BY: ANN MARIE TIDMAN AND SHERI VANDRAY
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
-- Ann Marie Tidman and Sheri Vandray
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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