The Tragically Hip
July 8, 2006
DVD (2.35:1, NTSC, Widescreen, Anamorphic)
Left Stage – Sony DCR-SR100 (Chris Kirkpatrick)
Right Stage – DCR-TRV22 (Dustin Starchuk)
Soundboard – HDR-HC1 (HD1080i) to FireStore FS-4 hard drive(Mark Sloggett)
HD converted using MPEG Streamclip
Audio source: Dave Holmes
Coresound HEB’s (dpa 4061) > edirol R1 24/44.1 > Transferred via FireWire >
MacBookPro for sync with video
Recorded 10 feet from front left speaker stack.
Final Cut Express
DVD & Assembly:
In January 2006 The Hip announced plans to tour Europe. On a whim I suggested that we get a group together and follow them. Little did I know that this suggestion would turn into the trip of a lifetime with 7 fellow Hip fans from across this great nation!
This show was on night two of our trek. Most of us had arrived in London, England on Thursday. We got acclimatized that day, and rested up for the next days events that evening. As soon as the Friday night show in London ended we made our way to our hotel, packed up our stuff and boarded a double decker bus and headed for Victoria Station to catch a train for Gatwick. We made it to the airport at 4:45 am and registered for a flight to Amsterdam at 6am. Made the flight, arrived in Amsterdam ready to hit the road in an 8 passenger van that Mark had booked for us. When we got to the rental counter, the attendant informed us that the van only sat 6! Without a van for eight, we took two small four seater cars and hit the road, bound for Belgium.
After many hours on the road, we arrived in Brugge, staked out the venue, and headed for Oostende where we had a hotel booked. We checked in, showered, ate and headed for the concert. The relaxed and positive atmosphere at The Cactus Festival was apparent as soon as we turned into town. We found a couple of parking spaces (free!!!) less than 100 yards from the entrance, loaded up our gear and entered the site.
Surrounded by happy concert-goers we took in the sights and smells and sounds. Filling up on great beer, and better-than-average concert food we readied ourselves for the show.
The venue was really odd; a park space surrounded by homes, with trees and playground equipment. The stage and soundboard were wedged in between the trees, and the people were every where else.
We found a space near the sound board to set up most of the gear, and then Dustin, Dave and I headed for the stage. In between acts the crowd disappeared completely so we were able to make it to the front with ease. As show time approached, the crowd returned, and the anticipation grew.
It was a great show with a couple of taping hiccups… as you’ll see in the video.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
01: Grace, Too
02: My Music At Work
03: It Can’t Be Nashville Every Night
07: Something On
08: Fully Completely
09: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
10: The Drop Off
12: Gift Shop
13: Last Of The Unplucked Gems
14: At The Hundredth Meridian
15: Heaven Is A Better Place Today
16: New Orleans Is Sinking
17: Fire In The Hole
18: The Lonely End Of The Rink (on the setlist, but not performed)
19: Ahead By A Century
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