I'm hoping that because this is a private event, it might help curb some of the douchebaggery that happens at other festival gigs. However, this being Stampede, I'm probably hoping for way too much. People are drunk and acting like idiots all over the city this week, so why would a rock show be any different. Regardless, I'm determined to have a good time at this thing, as it'll probably be my last outdoor Hip show on Canadian soil (unless of course I end up with a free ticket to the next one, haha). I'm looking forward to hearing the new songs.
+1. I haven't been so blase about a Hip concert since...y'know what? I don't think I've ever been this blase about a Hip concert. I too am determined to enjoy myself, because it's the Hip and because I haven't seen them in almost three years and because the weather's supposed to be nice and because my date's absolutely gorgeous--but I'm bracing myself for at least a little bit of Stampede-induced douchebaggery. Am I a bad Calgarian for generally hating Stampede??