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I Wish I Was So Tragically Hip...

My names Shea and I'm 16, and I live in Chilliwack, BC, and all my life, I have been Hip. From my childhood (which isn't that long ago if I think about it) there is two things that I have always loved: the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Tragically Hip. The perfect combination. I was introduced to the Hip early on because my Dad is a huge hip fan. I remember nights when we would do nothing but listen to the hip and sing along. Well, not a whole lot has changed. We still sing along, except now I've memorize almost all the lyrics. I didn't think it could get better than the Up To Here album and Fully Completely (Those are just the two that stand out) but now we have the new collection cd, and it rocks. One of my biggest dissapointments in life so far: I have never had the opportunity to see the Hip live. I've heard from many people that the Hip concerts top their charts of best live performances. So a couple years ago when the radio station announced that the Hip were coming to Vancouver, you can't imagine how excited I was. I thought that it would be an amazing experiance if my Dad and i got tickets. I could imagine how awesome it would be to go to a live show by my all-time favorite band with my dad. But sadly, I soon realized that concert tickets cost money, and that was something i didn't have. Of course, I was absolutly heartbroken when I heard they'd sold out and I wasn't going. I felt worse that my dad wouldnt be able to go. He never really said it but I knew that he would love to go. But then a very close friend of the family dropped by with an early Anniversary present for my parents. She bought them two tickets... Of course the

Submitted by: Shea Irving


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