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The Friday OT: The Tragically Hip; Ahead by a century

With a hat-tip to reader R, we feature The Tragically Hip as they’re currently on their farewell tour.

And that’s no joke, this one really is farewell as this Ottawa Citizen report explains. It starts like this:

It’s the storybook ending no one wanted written.
They may hail from Kingston, where on Saturday the band will close
the final chapter of a tale carved out of Canadiana, but The Tragically
Hip are every Canadian’s hometown band.
And so, emotions were raw at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday as fans
congregated one last time to bid farewell to their favourite band in a
way befitting The Hip — by rocking out to the bitter end and singing
along to every last lyric, or swaying along with a shoulder to cry on.

Full story here.

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