I remember the first time I saw the Hip. It was on my birthday in 1988. A friend of mine said I should go see them because they were really good, so I did.I don't regret it either. I had no idea who they were but I've been a fan ever since. I had seen a few shows at the Town Pump in Vancouver over the years, but it is no more. People used to call it the Town Dump, but it was a classic venue.