It was our first summer in University (we were coop students). I had probably only heard Phantom Power all the way through a couple times. I can't remember if it was even in stores or not. It was one of those perfect summer nights around 8pm on July 5th. A buddy of mine got a tip off that one of the 5 (or so) secret small-venue shows the Hip were playing was London, Ontario. The show was usually announced in the morning by a local radio station in whatever city the event was happening in. We figured if we drove up the night before (from Waterloo) and just camped outside the venue there was no way we would miss out on tickets because we'd be right there. As it turned out, the tip wasn't so secret because we were beat out by at least 150 other people who got there before us.