picture from the Hip's facebook
I hadn't seen the Hip since the first time I saw them play, 8 years ago at their Across The Causeway show in Kingston. Hometown, mofo! I've been feeling incredibly homesick lately, and even though I only actually lived in Kingston for 9 months before coming to Toronto, it's always felt more like home than anywhere else. The sudden presence here of not only the most Canadian, but the most back-home band I've ever known is definitely enough to hold back the homesickness until this weekend at Thanksgiving.
On our way back for the second round, we came across completely different music styles at every street corner. No wonder people like Sundays in the market (was my first time being there for it), and if it weren't for the way-too-many-people factor, I would probably be there every week. When we got back to the venue, I had a slightly better vantage point for picture taking, though only of Gordon Downie. After their second set, we got pizza and made our way back home.
Easily one of the better days I've had this year. Hope you all had a good weekend, too!
Do you like the Tragically Hip? Do you have a band that makes you homesick even when you'r home?