Canada (Peterborough), January 29, 2008 Review

artist: tragically hip date: 03/25/2008 category: live concerts
tragically hip: Canada (Peterborough), January 29, 2008
From the moment the Hip set foot on the stage, the crowd wad pumped. The excitement of the audience was overwhelming. Not only was the audience enjoying the music, but the band itself, which interacted with the audience very well.
 Sound: 10
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 10 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 10 
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overall: 10
Canada (Peterborough), January 29, 2008 Reviewed by: xSoHardDoneByx, on march 25, 2008
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Sound: During the opening act the sound was a bit fuzzy and at times you could hardly hear what the singer was saying (although, now that I think about it, it may have just been the singer). Luckily this problem was fixed by the time the hip got on stage. The opening band, the Constantines, was awful. Every song they did was pretty much the same; begin really fast and energetic, slow down to basically talking, pause for dramatic effect (in some cases point to the ceiling, which made no sense at all), a quick little solo, then finish abruptly. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give their performance a 3. The Hip on the other hand were absolutely stunning from start to finish. Gord Downie's singing sounded excellent despite earlier sound issues. Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, both calmer than Downie, were still very exciting to watch. Both guitar players are extremely talented and I would highly recommend seeing them if you are a guitar fan. Gord Sinclair was stellar on base as was Johnny Fay on the drums. // 10

Perfomance: From the moment the Hip set foot on the stage, the crowd wad pumped. The excitement of the audience was overwhelming. Not only was the audience enjoying the music, but the band itself, which interacted with the audience very well. Songs: 01. The Lonely End Of The Rink 02. New Orleans Is Sinking 03. Fully Completely 04. Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park 05. The Drop-off 06. Ahead By A Century 07. In View 08. Gift Shop 09. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems 10. World Container 11. Courage (For Hugh Maclennan) 12. At The Hundredth Meridian 13. It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken 14. The Kids Don't Get It 15. Fireworks 16. Bobcaygeon 17. Yer Not The Ocean 18. Grace, Too 19. Blow At High Dough Encore: 20. Big Yellow Taxi 21. Family Band 22. Little Bones Every moment of the Hip's performance was enjoyable. The backdrop was colourful and complemented each song beautifully. The only problem I had was that I was not allowed to keep my bottle cap for my water. // 10

Overall Impression: The concert took place in Peterborough Ontario Canada at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Monday January 21 2007. I loved how natural the Hip were on stage. They have a talent of keeping the audience engaged and entertained. I did not enjoy the opening band, the Constantines, at all. The tickets for my third row seats cost $54.00 and were worth every penny. I would have been willing to pay three times as much. During the show Downie popped two large purple balloons which were being tossed around by the audience. One he popped with his guitar and the other he wrestled to the ground, and then it too popped. I would definitely like to go to another of their concerts and I'm sure that I will. // 10

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