The Tragically Hip Reels Them In

Tragically Hip_309Greeting a sea of hipsters garbed in fedoras and assorted NHL hockey jerseys, The Tragically Hip brought their Fully and Completely Tour to House of Blues and fed fans an enormous helping of classic songs. Lead by the charismatic Gordon Downie (and his interpretive dancing), the band began the set with “Grace, Too” and “My Music at Work,” which Downie sang in his signature screeching falsetto while casually strolling across the stage to his own rhythm. After warming up the crowd with a few more fan favorites, the band played their classic 1993 Fully Completely album in its entirety. “Courage,” “Looking for a Place to Happen” and “At the Hundredth Meridian” sucked the crowd into a time machine. At one point, Downie sarcastically checked his watch before tossing an imaginary fishing rod into the audience, collectively reeling them in to an incredible performance. ★★★✩✩

SET LIST
Grace, Too
My Music at Work
At Transformation
Ahead by a Century
New Orleans Is Sinking
Courage
Looking for a Place to Happen
At the Hundredth Meridian
Pigeon Camera
Lionized
Locked in the Trunk of a Car
We’ll Go Too
Fully Completely
Fifty-Mission Cap
Wheat Kings
The Wherewithal
Eldorado

Encore
In View
Poets
Bobcaygeon
Nautical Disaster
Little Bones

Photos by Glenn Brogan

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