2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby emperor penguin » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:15 pm

Fabs1978 wrote:Incidentally, Banger Media (@BangerFilms) tweeted this today in response to tweets speculating about a Hip concert film: "@peetahc @thehipdotcom Speculate away! Full announcement to come."

Banger Media is a Canadian company behind some pretty popular rock docs, including Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. So whatever we end up with should be pretty special.


Yes!! I mentioned in another thread that if a doc was to be made about the Hip I hope it would be done in a similar vein to Lighted Stage. That might be the best music doc I've ever seen. I'm biased though as a massive Rush fan.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby dpontefract » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:51 pm

I'm an author and writer at Forbes, HuffPost, Psychology Today and HBR. I didn't post this review in any of those spots because they have advertising. The CBC special went ad-free, and so will my review. Thanks Hipbase for allowing me to lurk over the years. Many years. Much love. http://www.danpontefract.com/my-re-view ... -kingston/
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby redhill » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:58 pm

dpontefract wrote:I'm an author and writer at Forbes, HuffPost, Psychology Today and HBR. I didn't post this review in any of those spots because they have advertising. The CBC special went ad-free, and so will my review. Thanks Hipbase for allowing me to lurk over the years. Many years. Much love. http://www.danpontefract.com/my-re-view ... -kingston/


excellent.... good on ya
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby Tthip » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:59 pm

dpontefract wrote:I'm an author and writer at Forbes, HuffPost, Psychology Today and HBR. I didn't post this review in any of those spots because they have advertising. The CBC special went ad-free, and so will my review. Thanks Hipbase for allowing me to lurk over the years. Many years. Much love. http://www.danpontefract.com/my-re-view ... -kingston/

Thank you very much.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby CHunterK » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:06 am

Just watched the CBC feed. Although they did a great job, it was a totally different experience watching it than being there.

1. The crowd was extremely loud, which was not picked up. The few minutes before they hit the stage was pure electric, it can't be put into words.
2. It was much more of a celebration than a sad emotional show.

Also i felt 99% of the people there were big Hip fan, not just the connected or somebody that got lucky with the ticket lottery. Everybody was sharing stories of road trips and encounters with the band. Everybody knew every word of every song.

It's rare when you wake up in the morning and realize that today is going to be one of the few days you'll never forget the rest of your life. Saturday was one of those days.

After 50+ Hip shows across 6 countries, there is no way I'd miss it.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby carebread » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:30 am

CHunterK wrote:Just watched the CBC feed. Although they did a great job, it was a totally different experience watching it than being there.

1. The crowd was extremely loud, which was not picked up. The few minutes before they hit the stage was pure electric, it can't be put into words.
2. It was much more of a celebration than a sad emotional show.

Also i felt 99% of the people there were big Hip fan, not just the connected or somebody that got lucky with the ticket lottery. Everybody was sharing stories of road trips and encounters with the band. Everybody knew every word of every song.

It's rare when you wake up in the morning and realize that today is going to be one of the few days you'll never forget the rest of your life. Saturday was one of those days.

After 50+ Hip shows across 6 countries, there is no way I'd miss it.


Are you saying the CBC broadcast was more emotional or the K-Rock? I did not feel like shedding a tear in the building, but am feeling the feels while viewing the replay.

I may also be broken, so there's that.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby CHunterK » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:57 am

the broadcast was much more emotional. while in the building i felt like it was a celebration and everybody around me was having a good time.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby Escape@Hand » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:15 am

CHunterK wrote:the broadcast was much more emotional. while in the building i felt like it was a celebration and everybody around me was having a good time.


I totally agree; being in the building, it didn't seem overly emotional, at least to me. Maybe because I was side stage and I try my hardest to watch the stage, and not the screen, so I didn't get a lot of looks at Gord's facial expressions, but it didn't seem like "the end". Everyone was just their to enjoy a night full of their favourite music, and to show their appreciation to the band, and especially Gord, for all they've brought us. Just an incredible evening to be a part of. Everyone who watched it on tv said "this is clearly the end" but I didn't get that vibe that evening.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby Green Mountain Bot » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:19 am

I definitely agree that the crowd was unbelievable - the best by FAR of any show of any sort I've been to - and that the feel of the building was extremely celebratory. To be a part of, to have membership in such a moment is an experience that you can't put a price on. I would say that there were moments that were pretty ... dusty. My wife was bawling during scared, for example.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby thompson girl » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:49 am

Clearly, none of you were sitting by me. I got teary before the show even started as I watched Billy Ray and everything sort of set in.

I cried during Wheat Kings, I cried during Fiddlers.

Then, I cried through the whole second encore. Kudos to the guy beside me who gave me a supportive pat on the back during Scared. :oops:

Don't get me wrong, I smiled, cheered, clapped and celebrated a lot all night too. But the reality of this show hit me really hard.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby clarke » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:33 pm

Loved that Billy Ray had a "In Gord We Trust" shirt on.
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby jlittlebones » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:43 pm

Final show set list!
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby thedarkcanuck » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:27 am

jlittlebones wrote:Final show set list!

nice!
7/17/95-Craven
11/18/96-Saskatoon
7/21/97-Saskatoon
9/16/00-Winnipeg
11/24/00-Red Deer
07/14/02-Camrose
9/26/02-Edmonton
9/27/02-Edmonton
8/1/03-Kelowna
6/22/04-Edmonton
11/17/04-Edmonton
11/20/04-Saskatoon
10/28/06-Calgary
1/19/07-Regina
7/18/07-Saskatoon
6/22/08-Calgary
8/4/09-Saskatoon
9/14/09-Edmonton
9/19/09-Banff
7/14/11-Edmonton
1/23/13-Edmonton
7/6/13-Saskatoon
10/10/15-Houston
7/28/16-Edmonton
7/30/16-Edmonton
8/01/16-Calgary
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby Green Mountain Bot » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Green Mountain Bot wrote:I got some pretty good footage of the first encore that I will be posting to YouTube once I get back to Minnesota. I'll put a link in this thread for y'all.


As promised ... Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gArvuNLmwsQ
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Re: 2016-08-20 - Kingston, Ontario

Postby FighterAndLover » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:53 am

Is anyone else surprised/troubled 'Springtime in Vienna' didn't make the setlist?
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