Friday, March 25, 2011

This Day in History...

Today, in 1996, my favourite Kingston natives, The Tragically Hip, made their SNL debut, blowing away everyone from the tiny Eastern Ontario city of Kingston. Introduced by a fellow Canadian celeb from the limestone region, Dan Akroyd, they slammed the audience with a dose of the heavy-alt track "Grace, Too", and sent K-towners everywhere into a proud, boasting frenzy. I remember this performance, and watching from my living room, listening to my parents comment in awe about how "those were our boys up there", on stage in the Big Apple. And, they still are our boys in some strange hometown family sort of way. And, when they play it loud while Downie gyrates and grooves across stage in the best kind of musical epileptic fit, we still go nuts.


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