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Day 10: Brandon Concert Review
REVIEW BY: RORY AND BOBBY YOUNG
Keystone Arena, Brandon, MB
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Deep in the bowels of the Keystone Centre after a superb display of musical
talent and physical wizardry from Gord (Merlin) Downie himself. From the
opening licks of Poets, to the final note of Little Bones, the Tragically
Hip warmed up the frigid Brandon crowd with expertise unlikely to ever be
matched in a live setting. The afternoon started with a lackadaisical,
laid-back mood. A good thing, too. You could tell they were saving up their
energy for the big show.
Some classics materialized in the setlist tonight, including Looking for a
Place to Happen, and Blow at High Dough. The Brandon crowd braved
wind-swept prairie highways and ice-cold temperatures to see five Kingston
fellows do their thing, and guaranteed, no one left disappointed. Smiles
were everywhere, on stage and in the crowd. Without knowing a thing about
them, you could just watch these five on stage, and realize that they've
been friends forever. This makes their music special in ways that most
other bands can't match.
With many more shows to come, the US fans, and fans in eastern Canada are
in for the time of their lives. Kate Fenner and Chris Brown have added
palpable electricity to the band, and they can't be missed. Hello to our
friends on the Henhouse mailing list, and a massive thanks to Mr. Ross
Walton, our gracious host for the day, and to our family, for enjoying this
experience with us.
Rory and Bobby Young
Help: After the show at Enmax Centre in Lethbridge on November 25th a Jerry
Jones electric sitar went missing. If you know where it is or think you may
have seen it anywhere [still at the Enmax, houses, shops, Ebay] please let
The Hip know via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. No questions asked if returned.
Reward. Sitar description - red, six string + 16-string harp, pebbled rough
surface, oval shaped body and the pick guards are clear and elevated off
the body. The black carrying case has silver latches and is too big for the
Thanks for putting together this great contest!
I'm a huge Hip fan, and I live in Winnipeg, MB. I'll be attending both the Saskatoon and Brandon shows on the upcoming tour, and I would like to be your videographer for the Brandon show.
My parents, brother and I have loved the Hip for many years. This will be my brother's first Canadian Hip show (he's 15), and I would love for him to meet the band, and see them up close in concert.
On the technical side, I love video cameras, and aspire to become involved in that field of work.
This would be a great experience for those, and many other, reasons. I am also very net-savvy. My Hip fan website is linked from thehip.com, and I've written many show reviews. I would be able to be in Brandon at any time on the 28th.
Please consider me for this tour stop, and thanks again for a great contest, and your time.
-- Rory Young
The Tragically Hip thanks the following organizations for helping them with this project:
CANOE.CA, for hosting the contest and tour site.
www.henrys.com for supplying the Panasonic Digital Video camera.
Bootleg Networks, for video editing and encoding.
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