TORRENT: 2006-07-11 – Amsterdam, NL DVD

The Tragically Hip
Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 11, 2006

DVD (2.35:1, NTSC, Widescreen, Anamorphic)

Video Sources:
Second Balcony: Sony DCR-SR100 (Chris Kirkpatrick)
Centre Balcony: HDR-HC1 (HD1080i) to HD Tape (Adrian Burden)
Centre Balcony: HDR-HC1 (HD1080i) to FireStore FS-4 hard drive (Mark Sloggett)
Left Balcony: Canon Elura 70 (Steve Stroud)
Left Stage: DCR-TRV22 (Dustin Starchuk)

HD converted using VisualHub

Audio source: Trevor Astrope
AT853RX > SD 722 > Transferred via FireWire > MacBookPro for sync with video

Recorded from first balcony, centre, clamped to railing, DIN

Edited: Chris Kirkpatrick
Final Cut Express

DVD & Assembly: Chris Kirkpatrick

In January 2006 The Hip announced plans to tour Europe. On a whim it was 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!

After our whirlwind tour of 3 shows in 3 nights in 3 different countries, we arrived in Amsterdam for a bit of a respite.

We spent our day off touring the city and enjoying Amsterdams many attractions! By show time we were spent, but ready for a good show. We arrived at the venue early and chatted with fans as they arrived. I was quite surprised at how many fans showed up early… and got the feeling
that we were going to be in for a great show.

The venue is a former gothic church converted into an incredible live music venue. The vintage stained glass windows are still visible behind the stage, and every performance is provided with the best opportunity to become a religious experience for those in attendance.

The show was incredible, but you can see that for yourself. The room was incredibly packed with fans; a fact that does not translate well on video. I started out in the front row, right in front of Rob, but after stepping away for to grab another round there was no way to make it back. I ended up climbing to what felt like the attic before finding another place to stand where I could see the stage.

The crowd was very enthusiastic from the minute they walked in the door… but despite the huge volumes of beer being consumed, everyone seemed to be well behaved – and REALLY INTO THE HIP!

Enjoy the show!


01: Springtime In Vienna
02: New Orleans Is Sinking
03: The Lonely End Of The Rink
04: Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park
05: Ahead By A Century
06: Gift Shop
07: Lionized
08: Summer Is Killing Us
09: Bobcaygeon
10: Little Bones
11: You’re Not The Ocean
12: At The Hundredth Meridian
13: The Last Of The Unplucked Gems
14: Poets
15: Grace, Too
16: Fire In The Hole

17: Heaven Is A Better Place Today
18: Pretend
19: Blow At High Dough



SETLIST: 2007-10-01 – Eindhoven, Netherlands

Here’s the review from the show that Big A sent in:

Best fucking show topnight
Thuigs daddy fidders spring wheat locked

01: The Lonely End Of The Rink
02: New Orleans Is Sinking
03: Don’t Wake Daddy
04: Ahead By A Century
05: In View
06: Gift Shop
07: Family Band
08: Courage
09: Thugs
10: Fiddler’s Green
11: Yer Not The Ocean
12: Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
13: Wheat Kings
14: Blow At High Dough
15: Fire In The Hole

16: Luv (Sic)
17: Something On
18: Fully Completely


EuroHip :: Day Seven (Amsterdam)

What a great way to end my part of EuroHip 2007! We had lunch at The Hard Rock Café, took in the Heineken Experience, and then got ready for the show… and what a great show it was!!! During the pre-show gear set-up session, we chatted amongst ourselves about songs that we really wanted to hear. Judging by the setlist it looks like The Hip were listening.

The energy inside Paradiso is unlike any other venue. The building is alive and the fans and performers are extremely charged up as a result. If you’ve never been, make a point of going. If you’ve been there before, you know what I am talking about!

01: The Lonely End Of The Rink
02: New Orleans Is Sinking
03: Inevitability Of Death
04: The Dire Wolf
05: Yer Not The Ocean
06: Ahead By A Century
07: In View
08: Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)
09: Nautical Disaster
10: Pretend
11: Fireworks
12: Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
13: Long Time Running
14: The Kids Don’t Get It
15: Fully Completely
16: Blow At High Dough

17: Family Band
18: COVER: “The Magnificent Seven” by The Clash
19: Fire In The Hole

The first week of EuroHip 2007 was a great success – Trevor C, Dave and myself are all back in Canada now while the rest of the crew are carrying on for the balance of the tour.

To all of the new friends we made along the way, and the old friends we reunited with, thank you for making this another great experience.

…now I’m off to start clearing hard drive space to make room for all the footage we recorded.

EuroHip :: Day Six (Amsterdam)

We visited Anne Frank House Museum this morning – in the rain – and then swung by Wok To Walk for a late lunch. We had a nap in the afternoon and then headed to the show. And it was a fun one. The crowd and the band always seem to have a much higher energy level here compared to any where else I’ve seen them.

Trevor C took a lot of awesome pictures, and our video and audio recordings look good at first review.

Here’s the setlist:
01: Yer Not The Ocean
02: My Music At Work
03: Grace, Too
04: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
05: The Drop-Off
06: Ahead By A Century
07: In View
08: Poets
09: Daredevil
10: World Container
11: Springtime In Vienna
12: At The Hundredth Meridian
13: The Lonely End Of The Rink
14: Bobcaygeon
15: Family Band
16: Little Bones

17: COVER: “Johnny Appleseed” by Joe Strummer…
18: The Kids Don’t Get It
19: On The Verge

EuroHip :: Day Five (Groningen to Amsterdam)

Today was another travel day. The train trip from Groningen was much easier this time as we only needed to change once… until we got to the change station. We got on the train that was headed for Amsterdam but after about 5 minutes the conductor made an announcement in Dutch and everyone, except us, got off the train. I went to find a staffer and they said that there was an accident so we had to go take a different train to Utrecht and then transfer for Amsterdam. Sadly this info came just as the train we were on was about to leave… so we rode it ahead another stop, and then rode it back to where we were. All told it took an extra hour and a half to get back to Amsterdam.

The afternoon was spent exploring the city and enjoying some pints.

The afternoon activities crossed into the evening and before we knew it it was time for sleep. On the way back to the hostel Dave and Trevor had a run in with the Police. Actually, the Police ran into Dave and Trevor. A Police car passed us and then Dave and Trever stepped out to crossed the street. Trevor is blind and Dave was guiding him. All of a sudden the cop car puts it in reverse and backs into them at full speed knocking them both flying. The impact broke the tail light of the car and scratched up the paint. Both guys seem to be OK at this point. (I’ll post some pics when I get them uploaded.)

After the accident we made out way back to the hostel and called it a night.

EuroHip :: Day Four (Groningen)

We awoke to the sound of church bells and the glow of a sunny day. After scarfing down all we could eat at the hotel breakfast bar, we headed out to explore Groningen. Almost all shops are closed on Sundays so the city was pretty quiet. Add to that the fact that there was a local football match and it made for an eerie quiet except for the sounds of people watching TV escaping from the windows of the homes along the main streets.

The afternoon was spent on a patio enjoying the sun, the beer, and some laughs about the previous nights activities.

01: The Lonely End Of The Rink
02: New Orleans Is Sinking
03: Fully Completely
04: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
05: Yer Not The Ocean
06: Courage
07: Ahead By A Century
08: In View
09: Poets
10: World Container
11: Springtime In Vienna
12: At The Hundredth Meridian
13: The Kids Don’t Get It
14: Bobcaygeon
15: Fireworks
16: Blow At High Dough

17: Family Band
18: Grace, Too
19: My Music At Work

Good show in a smallish venue… with very few people. There was a big football match today so a lot of people spent it drinking and by time the show rolled around they either didn’t come, or were rather subdued in their actions.

Anywho… it was nice to meet/se again a few Hipbasers – Debbie, Naomi, Joanne, Mike and Paul!

Off to sleep, and then Amsterdam…

EuroHip :: Day Three (London to Groningen)

Today is a travel day. Up at 3:15am, catch the 4:00am train to Gatwick, and then a 6:45 flight to Amsterdam. Once on the ground we boarded a train for Amersfoot, changed trains there and headed to Deventer. Another change of trains and we were bound for Zwolle. A final change in Zwolle and we were on our way to Groningen. The changes between trains required us to be quick on our feet as the longest changeover time was just 5 minutes!

The trains were all packed so we ended up standing in the aisle, surrounded by our bags – not fun for three hours, especialy after the late night and early morning we’d just experienced.

We’re now in Groningen at our hotel. The weather is great and the city looks wonderful but we are too tired to explore it right now. Showers and naps are the next items on our agendas.

EuroHip :: Day Two (Astoria, London)

Whew! What a great way to kick off EuroHip 2007! We toured the city some more before heading back to our hotel to grab our recording gear. With our gear fully charged and packed we headed to the show. Surprisingly there wasn’t a line up at the venue, nor were there any issues getting our gear in.

The venue itself is rather plain with patrons required to navigate a series of somewhat confusing (or maybe I was just confused) staircases. I ended up along the front row of the balcony and was content to stay there for the duration of the show. The rest of the balcony area is punctuated by 2×4 framed leaning bars and benches.

A few of our fellow travellers stayed upstairs with me, while the audio guys went straight for the soundboard. The sound in the venue was pretty good from where I was, and by the sounds of the recordings, it was pretty good down by the sound board as well.

Immediately following the show we were entertained by the throngs of drunken partyers before heading for the hotel. Our Saturday morning flight required us to catch the 4:00am train from Victoria Station to Gatwick!

01: Yer Not The Ocean
02: My Music At Work
02: Grace, Too
03: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
04: The Drop Off
05: Ahead By A Century
06: Giftshop
07: Family Band
08: World Container
09: Springtime In Vienna
10: At The Hundredth Meridian
11: The Lonely End Of The Rink
12: Bobcaygeon
13: In View
14: Fully Completely
15: New Orleans Is Sinking

16: COVER: “Queen Bitch: by David Bowie
17: Courage
18: Fireworks