Was there a dry eye in Canada last night?
The Tragically Hip played its final show in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario last night to not only a packed house of eager fans, but a country wanting to say goodbye to one of its most beloved acts.
The entire concert was streamed online via CBC, so every fan across the globe had the chance to catch The Hip one last time.
From the moment our team arrived to Kingston, we knew we were in for a night we’d never forget:
We also bumped into a very special guest of honour–Mr. Prime Minister himself, Justin Trudeau!
Trudeau honoured lead singer Gord Downie and the rest of the band following the concert:
The crowd singalong in the third encore to “Ahead By A Century” had to be one of the most powerful moments of the night:
But nothing was more emotional than watching Gord get choked up mid-song:
Gord Downie wipes tears from his eyes in the middle of the Tragically Hip's "Grace, Too" https://t.co/JFz3pEkEwk pic.twitter.com/ZFOdKuBx9F
— CBC News (@CBCNews) August 21, 2016
We were hanging on to every last word from the band when they closed the concert with this incredibly moving speech. Don’t know if we’ve ever cried this much before:
Thank you, The Tragically Hip. As Trudeau said: “Forever in our hearts and playlists.”