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The Tragically Hip at Shelburne Museum


All four Martins had a great time at Shelburne Museum this evening. The Tragically Hip were excellent, as usual, and the setting was a wonderful place to see a concert. It’s always kind of a surreal experience seeing The Hip here in Vermont because, although tonight’s gig was sold out, the venues and crowds are vastly smaller than what one would find in Canada. So, it always feels like a special treat getting to see them in such an intimate venue.

It was a great outdoor gig. As always with a Hip show, it seems, there were lots of dudes in ballcaps (my photo is Exhibit A), but this time there were also lots of families with kids and many people in their 40s and 50s who just wanted to see a great band on a gorgeous summer evening. Some people packed their own picnic dinners (I saw some rather elaborate gourmet meals going on) and other people packed the Magic Hat beer tent. Heroically, though, The Hip managed to transcend the diversions and the gorgeous scenery and captured the crowd’s hearts, ears, and minds. A perfect evening.


1 HipFan { 08.05.09 at 5:10 pm }

I saw the Hip down in TN last summer. Been a fan ever since.

2 Charter Jet Service { 08.18.09 at 11:53 pm }

Although not at this show, I have seen The Tragically Hip a few times and they always put on a great show. Great photo.

3 stacey huxley { 11.05.09 at 7:25 am }

Awesome photo! I have been a fan for many years. There shows are always fantastic. Long live TH!

4 jmebish { 12.02.09 at 4:03 pm }

I have been a huge fan for years, they put on such a good show. Wished I could have seen this one.