direwolf74 wrote:left the porch wrote:I am also loving At Transformation. It sounds to me like it could have been on Phantom Power or Trouble At The Henhouse. Pure Rock and Roll!
Now for them to change up the live shows. It's time to bust out some old school Hip. How awesome would it be to hear Another Midnight or Trickle Down? Born In The Water, Pigeon Camera, We'll Go Too, Greasy Jungle, Titanic Terrarium, 700 Foot Ceiling, Tiger The Lion, the list goes on! Still play the hits too, just mix in some hidden gems that weren't singles. They need to take a page from PJ and Dave Matthews and mix it up. They are just too predictable live. I know they mix up the order most nights and they will change a song or two but it's time for some songs from the vault. If they played Get Back Again I'd lose my shit! This is why my favorite tour was for Music At Work, when they did the Night With The Hip thing with Kate Fenner and Chris Brown. Those shows were EPIC! I'll never forget seeing them break out Opiated at a show in Vermont at a ski hill. The stage lights were all green and I was on mushrooms. Fucking life altering shit. I also saw them in LA at the House of Blues from the front row. Two hour and a half + sets. Un-real!
Last summer's festival tour was definitely more of a "greatest hits" kind of thing. I've been told that part of the reason for that was because they were filming a documentary at the time, so for continuity purposes they weren't changing things up too much, as they had camera crews filming each show. Although, they did surprise us in Edmonton when they broke out "Kids Don't Get It" during the encore, and the crowd went bananas. That was a great moment.
But the 2009 We Are the Same tour; now that was pretty incredible as far as rarities popping up in the setlist. It was a very similar format to the Music@Work tour with two long sets and an encore. Songs like Tiger the Lion, The Bear, Looking for a Place to Happen, Pigeon Camera, Titanic Terrarium, Fiddler's Green, Save the Planet, Eldorado, Escape is at Hand, Long Time Running, Throwing off Glass, The Dark Canuck, Daredevil, and Thompson Girl all made appearances on that tour. When I saw them in San Francisco at the Fillmore they pulled out Thugs and The Dire Wolf, and I completely lost my shit. Amazing. I'm certainly hoping for more of that on the upcoming tour.
I did see one show from the We Are The Same tour in Kitchener and it was awesome. They played a couple rarities that night, The Dark Canuck was fantastic. I think I was ruined though by the show in Bala at the Kee; fan club only, front of the stage, Thugs and CORDELIA! I completely lost my shit! It will be hard to top that!
But for the life of me I can't figure out why there is no love for Up To Here other than New Orleans and Blow At High Dough? Once in a while they break out 38 Years Old and Boots Or Hearts but I would LOVE to hear She Didn't Know, Trickle Down, or Another Midnight. I can't believe a band with such a rich catalog is so selective. I know they will do it one of these days, I just hope I'm there for it. I love The Tragically Hip; always have and always will and in no way am I putting them down, they are one of the best live bands I have ever seen. I just wish I could write their setlist!
I completely agree with Hugh Freaking Dillon that they need to do a theater tour for just the die hard old school fans, full of rarities! An accoustic set to start the night off, followed by a two hour electric set to blow us all away! Hey, a Hip fan can dream right?