The Tragically Hip perform Fully Completely at Air Canada Centre - Toronto Live Music Photography

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  • The Tragically Hip perform Fully Completely at Air CanadaCentre - Toronto Live Music Photography

    The Tragically Hip, a Canadian music institution, brought their Fully and Completely tour to the AirCanada Centre on Thursday night. Released in 1992, Fully Completely is the third album in TheHip's incredible 13-album discography and regarded by many fans as their favourite start-to-finishrecord from the band.

    Dave MacIntyre

  • Dave MacIntyre

    Gord Downie appeared on stage wearing black leather pants and jacket looking very much like therock star that he is before launching into the Hip's signature opener "Grace, Too". Famous for hisenergetic pace on stage and vocal improvisations, Downie was on fire from the get go never standingin one spot for more than a few seconds. Gord Sinclair, Paul Langois, Rob Baker and Johnny Fay onthe other hand were the definition of cool, playing brilliantly behind the front-man and intuitivelyknowing just how long to play the song. With Downie at the helm, a 3-minute Hip song can turn intoa 10-minute lyrical juggernaut, much to the delight of everyone watching.

    After finishing the opening set with "My Music at Work", it was time to get down to business and thepurpose of the tour. Fully Completely, in its entirety, in order was performed next and it wasoutstanding. Highlights included the almost terrifying "Locked in the Trunk of a Car" ending withDownie screaming "let me out!", "Pigeon Camera", the tribute to Toronto Maple Leaf great BillBarilko in "50 Mission Cap" and the fan-favourite "Wheat Kings" which triggered a sea of illuminatedcell phones and lighters to be held high.

    With Fully Completely behind them, The Hip moved into the final act of the show, a 5-song encorethat included the rockin' "Poets", huge hit "Bobcaygeon", Nautical Disaster and "Blow at HighDough".

    Set List

    Grace, Too

    At Transformation

    Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man

    Ahead by a Century

    My Music at Work

    Fully Completely Set

    Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)

  • Looking for a Place to Happen

    At the Hundredth Meridian

    Pigeon Camera


    Locked in the Trunk of a Car

    We'll Go Too

    Fully Completely

    Fifty-Mission Cap

    Wheat Kings

    The Wherewithal


  • Encore

    In View



    Nautical Disaster

    Blow at High Dough