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The Winning Bid

I saw The Hip once at Massey Hall back in 2009, and it was the best concert I had ever been to at the time. I had always wanted to go to a show and had never been lucky enough to get tickets... I was so over the moon and the show lived up to every expectation I had. I needed to go see them again. Little did I know that the next opportunity to see them come to pass while I was at a silent auction in late 2014. There were a pair of tickets up for bid, along with dinner and a backstage pass. I went back and forth with my manager as the bidding came to a close, all while on the phone with my \"silent partner\". When I put my last bid on the page, and my manager didn\'t come over the top I was thrilled and relieved - so happy to go again and see The Hip. Their 3rd song of the night was Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin\' Man which is my favourite song by The Hip. I was beyond ecstatic that they played it, and proudly lit up a left handed cigarette in commemoration of one of the coolest moments in my life. Thank God I won the auction. The news today about Gord has left me very sad, but also more determined than ever to get tickets for the tour this summer. Love you Gordie!! Stay strong.

Submitted by: Andrew Palm

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