Two months after we heard of Gord Downie’s brain cancer and the announcement of the Tragically Hip’s final(?) tour, it’s finally time to get down to business. The idea of a last tour is no longer in the abstract; it’s here. Time to deal with it.
The Man Machine Poem tour begins at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC, at 8:30pm PT. The 9,000-ish fans that will pack the place will be the first do demonstrate their appreciation as Canada’s House Band™ appears in public for the first time since the news broke in May.
- What will the mood of the crowd be? Celebratory? Mournful?
- What kind of setlist does the band have planned? Will they conduct it as a business-as-usual tour or will they focus on fan and band favourites?
- How’s Gord holding up? We haven’t seen him in public forever.
Interesting that Stubhub doesn’t seem to have any tickets available for tonight’s gig at any price. Same thing with SeatGeek.com.
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to the show, please drop me a summary of the show. So many people want to know what happens.