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   Thursday, December 14, 2000 [  Fall/Winter Tour Info | Tour Dates  ]


Corner Brook, NF Canada Games Centre

Day 20: Video report

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    Day 20: Corner Brook Concert Review

    REVIEW BY: Stephanie D Wilton
    Canada Games Centre, Corner Brook, NF
    Thursday, December 14, 2000


    What a night! I can't remember ever feeling this exhausted.

    This was definitely the biggest band to ever hit the small city of Corner Brook and by far the best. It's amazing to witness the diversity of The Hip's audience. Old men and young children dancing together to hits like Grace, Too and New Orleans is Sinking.

    Some minor changes were made to the set list during the evening. Wild Mountain Honey was dropped and Freak Turbulence was substituted for Tiger the Lion. The fans didn't seem to mind, though. The place went up when Gord stopped in the middle of Stay and started the song over. He simply forgot the second verse. Once again, nobody seemed to mind.

    Nor did anyone mind that only half the set could be used. Since the venue was so small, there just wasn't enough room. The lack of space made for a more cozy, personal atmosphere we all loved. There wasn't a bad seat in the house!

    My video choices came down to Courage and Membership. I chose Membership because, well, to be quite honest, it was the best one I shot. We had to prop the tripod up on a bench in the penalty box and it was a little difficult to operate the camera. For Membership, I kind of hugged into the camera and used my whole body to operate it.

    Overall, it was an awesome show enjoyed by everyone. This was my first time seeing The Hip but definitely not my last.

    The Tragically Hip have rocked the Rock!

    Stephanie Wilton


    Concert Photos




    Winning Entry

    Oh my goodness! Where do I start?

    Unless you know what this would mean to me, unless you can honestly understand what their music has gotten me through, you may never know how much I want this. When I was 16 years old, I got pregnant.

    For a teenager in Deer Lake, Newoundland, this was a big deal. My life suddenly turned upside down. Everything was so stressful and chaotic, I didn't know how I or my unborn child would possibly make it through the next 9 months. That's when a friend suggested music therapy.

    I used a CD player and the few CDs I owned (Road Apples being one of them)to help myself relax and cope with what was going on around me. Talk about music @ work! This is a fine example.

    A few months into my pregnancy, I read about a sort of music therapy for the fetus. So that night before I settled myself down, I placed a pair of earphones over my belly and turned the music on low to let my baby do some relaxing of her own.

    The first few songs didn't see any response. So, I put the Road Apples CD in and hit play. As soon as Little Bones started playing my darling daughter fell in love with The Tragically Hip. What a feeling! Her tiny feet and hands kicking and punching! I knew right away we would be okay.

    I used the therapy for the rest of my pregnancy until finally, my daughter Abigail was born. Perfectly healthy and absolutely beautiful. I thank The Hip from the bottom of my heart because even though they don't know it, they helped me through the most trying time of my life. To meet and thank them in person would be a dream come true.

    I would be honored to give something back to them and I think being a Fan@Work for The Tragically Hip would be the perfect way.

    Oh and I almost forgot, Abigail has become a real little Hip fan. She still kicks and punches everytime she hears Little Bones!

    -- Stephanie D Wilton



    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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