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   Wednesday, December 6, 2000 [  Fall/Winter Tour Info | Tour Dates  ]

Ottawa, ON Corel Centre

Day 15: Video report

  • Fire In The Hole live! (High speed connection)
  • Fire In The Hole live! (Low speed connection)

    *Note: Latest version of RealPlayer needed to view video

    Day 15: Ottawa Concert Review

    Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON
    Wednesday, December 6, 2000

    Wow! What an unforgettable evening with The Tragically Hip! Who would have guessed that I along with my boyfriend would be standing five feet away from the greatest band in Canada. I had won a chance to be a videographer at the concert, and what a concert it was.

    The Corel Center was bursting with energy and excitement as eager fans anticipated the arrival of the Hip on stage. As the lights went down, the crowd exploded into a frenzy of cheers which the Hip happily embraced by beginning the first set of the evening. Music @ Work started the show on a high and the crowd immediately brought the band into their element. The Hip ripped through the set with great performances of both old classics and new tracks. The crowd sang along to every song and hung on Gord's every word. Grace Too, 100th Meridian and Tiger the Lion were show stoppers.

    Thinking that the Hip couldn't top the first set, they stunned the audience with the beautiful and perhaps one of their most poetic songs Scared. The show was in full gear when the band broke out into what is possibly their most famous song New Orleans in Sinking. The crowd went wild, and I was overcome with emotion. I actually thought I was going to break out in tears...well to tell you the truth, I did. Fire in the Hole was the last song of the second set (watch the video). The encore was a surprise. Instead of the intended songs on the set list the band opted for Stay (which we all wanted them to do) and Little Bones (definitely a crowd-pleaser). The energy flowing through Gord touched everyone in the audience, and the memories we have from this experience will remain with us forever. Thank you Ross, you were a great escort and Critic!!

    Georgia Papanicolaou

    Concert Photos

    Winning Entry

    I am an avid Hip fan who has a flare for film.

    It would be an honor to film a short video for the best Canadian Rock band out there!

    Being a film student at Queen's University in Kingston is great, and having the chance to film a Hometown favorite would be awesome.

    My video will look professional since I have alread taken a video production course and know how to handle the subjest matter.

    I love the Hip. They are so passionate about their music, it totally inspires me. The first time I saw Gord singing I was awestruck, he was the first singer I had ever seen that was totally immersed in the energy of the band's music.

    I hope that someday I would get to showcase the Hip's energy and amazing poetic talent. Give me a chance to shine and make the video and concert review a hit.

    My video will echo the energy that the Hip exude.

    -- Georgia Papanicolaou

    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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