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My friend Bill and I were working at Blockbuster video at the time, for a not-so-nice manager. We found out at the last possible minute that the Hip were going to be in town, but that we needed to get a braclet to get into the show. Unfortunately neither of us could get off of work due to our not-so-nice manager, to go down to the venue to get a braclet, so we figured that we would close the store as quickly as possible and head down to the venue, hoping to persuade someone to let us in for the last song. You never saw customers hustled out so quickly. Anyhoo, we got them out, the cashes balanced and the store in order in record time. We hopped on the metro and were downtown in what we thought was plenty of time to catch the end of the show. We got down to the theatre (right across from Musique Plus... the name escapes me now, even though I live 10 minutes away from it) and the place was deserted. There was even the stereotypical newspaper caught in a gust of wind flying around the front entrance. We looked at each other, trying to figure out what to do next. We were all keyed up to hear the Hip. As we stood there, a tourbus pulled out of behind the theatre. We figured that the band was long gone, and this was probably the opening act...but you never know. So we figured, well, maybe we will just follow the bus for a block or two, as it was likely going back to the hotel, and just maybe, maybe the Hip were inside. So we followed along for a block. Then the bus picked up speed, so we had to jog for about another block. Then the bus really picked up speed, and I actually remember saying

Submitted by: Jenneil Ifill


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