Friday, April 6, 2012

The Tragically Hip Canada Day 2012 Burl's Creek Family Event Park

     This show was announced a while ago but I thought I'd jump on the band wagon and give it a little ink since it's in my area and all. The Tragically Hip along with Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographer’s & The Rural Alberta Advantage are playing July the 1st at Burl'sCreek Family Event Park which if you don't know is a large outdoor venue about an hour and a half (when traffic is good) north of Toronto, this is the same site that was to play host to the 2009 V-Fest till the festival organizers in their infinite wisdom decided to move it to the Molson Amphitheatre…such a terrible decision, but that was then and this is now.
          From what I have gathered the gates are to open at 3: PM so I would start the drive north a good few hours early in order to get there in time to see the first band hit the stage, but from my personal experience with large outdoor shows and gate times…they never open as planned, so make sure your air conditioning is working.  This is actually a pretty good line-up, but I doubt the Hip's beer swilling fans that only know two of their songs (Blow at High Dough" and "New Orleans Is Sinking") will have any clue who the other bands are*…which is a good thing for the rest of the crowd as maybe they will stay in the beer tents and out of the sight lines.
  The show is being brought to us by the fine folks at Impact
    Now this is where I would post maybe a Live Hip video…you know to get you in "Tha Mood" for the big show…but I'm gonna post a video from The Rural Alberta Advantage, really dig these guys.

Enjoy…and see ya there

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

P.S.  through their Facebook page the people at Burl's Creek are giving away 2 FREE WEEKEND PASSES to the show once they reach 500 "Likes" get on over there and "Like" them 

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster and also ImpactLive Outlets ($ave $10+ getting them at the Impact Live Outlets).

Address:              11 Dunlop St. East
Phone:                 (705) 719-0885
Address:              331 Bayfield St., Barrie
Phone:                 (705) 733-3033
Address:              68 Mississaga St. E. Orillia
Phone:                 (705) 329-2913
Address:              112 Mississaga St. E. Downtown Orillia
Phone:                 (705) 259-1759
NAPOLEON Retail Store (ORO)
Address:              24 Napoleon Road (North Barrie, ORO)
Phone:                 705-721-1214
Address:              94 Dunlop Street East, Downtown Barrie
Phone:                 (705) 728-2424
Address:              1070 Innisfill Beach R. (Line 8)
Phone:                 (705) 431-8325
Address:              321 Main Street, Wasaga Beach
Phone:                 (705) 429-8400

*Remember that is only MY opinion and does not reflect the opinions of everyone else here at SSGS

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