When it was announced that the CBC was going to broadcast the final Tragically Hip show on TV, radio and online live from Kingston on August 20, Trevor Townsend and some friends saw an opportunity to organize a worldwide watching/listening party that could bring Hip fans together one more time. With about 10 days to go, the Live and Out Loud idea is really picking up momentum.
Here’s more from a radio interview.
In other news, the town of Stouffville, Ontario, had planned to erect a screen in a park the night of the CBC broadcast–but there was a problem and the idea has been cancelled. Turns out offering a free broadcast like this is just too expensive.