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Bobcaygeon

This screening took place on
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

It was one of the most anticipated events in the history of Canadian music: the Tragically Hip, Canada’s most beloved rock band, was headlining a festival concert in Bobcaygeon - the small Ontario town, population 2,500, that inspired one of the group’s most popular and enduring songs. Twenty five thousand fans from across North America and Europe would make the pilgrimage. The band responded by playing a many of the 1990s songs that generated their country-wide popularity. This is the story of a monumental concert, told through intimate footage of devoted Hip fans, the townspeople who embraced them, and of the inimitable band who have come to represent the soul of Canadian rock. And ‘Grace, Too.’

Additional performances by Sam Roberts Band, The Trews and Miss Emily.

I left your house this morning about a quarter after nine / Coulda been the Willie Nelson, coulda been the wine / When I left your house this morning / It was a little after nine / It was in Bobcaygeon I saw the constellations / Reveal themselves one star at a time

Drove back to town this morning with working on my mind / I thought of maybe quitting / Thought of leaving it behind / Went back to bed this morning / And as I’m pulling down the blind / The sky was dull and hypothetical / And falling one cloud at a time

That night in Toronto with its checkerboard floors / Riding on horseback and keeping order restored / Til the Men They Couldn’t Hang / Stepped to the mic and sang / And their voices rang with that Aryan twang

I got to your house this morning just a little after nine / In the middle of that riot / Couldn’t get you off my mind / So I’m at your house this morning / Just a little after nine / Cause it was in Bobcaygeon where I saw the constellations / Reveal themselves one star at a time…

Q&A with director to follow the screening.

  • Directed by Andy Keen
  • 2012, Ontario
  • 100 minutes

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