The first date with my future wife Christine was to see the Tragically Hip in Ottawa at Barrymore's. I had been told about the concert by some friends in Prescott who has seen the Hip play at their high school a few times. I asked Christine out on our first date and we met up with my friends at Barrymore's. The concert was fantastic and I new from that moment on, that I would be a Tragically Hip fan for life. The bonus was that Gord came to our table after the concert because he actually new a few of the guys that we had met. I didn't think much of it then, but now I think it was a huge honour to have met him. Our date went well and we were married a year later. We have now been happily maried for almost twenty years. Christine also became a life long fan, and we have been to more Hip concerts together through the years.