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on: October 18, 2017, 08:42:20 AM

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Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 08:54:33 AM

To give you all an idea, last summer after Downie announced he had inoperable brain cancer, CBC aired a final live Tragically Hip concert nation wide. The Prime Minister attended live. There was a food festival in my town that day, and the organizers put up a giant screen at the end of the street and projected the concert for everyone at the festival. Estimates were that almost 12 million Canadians watched it, which is more than how many watched the Men's Hockey Gold Medal Game in 2002. I still have that concert on my PVR.

The man was an outspoken social activist and a hell of a musician, and his music was a significant part of my growing up.

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Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 10:53:52 AM

I didn't get into TH until very recently (after the last show), but I was always aware of them, and of Gord. It's a sad thing....bourbons all around.

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Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 02:09:53 PM

Jesus. Seems like he was just diagnosed the other day. So sorry to hear. Genuinely nice fella.

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Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 02:34:26 PM

Yup that show is still on the PVR.  If you wanted to draw a U.S. comparison it's IMO like losing Bruce Springsteen.

Bye Gord :(
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Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 10:51:32 AM

Lord of the Rings Online has put a character in game to memorialize him.


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