After the Tragically Hip played their final concert ever last night in Kingston, Ontario, millions of Canadians, including Mennonites, paid tribute to the iconic Canadian band.
- “I’ve never clapped before in my life…but I did last night.” – Edna Froese, 68, Kitchener
- “Mennonites have always been big fans. One of the core tenets of our faith is that any attempt at being hip is tragic.” – Adam Peters, 33, Abbotsford
- “As a Mennonite I always felt I was ‘behind by a century,’ but Gord’s lyrics gave me a new perspective on the whole thing.” – Pete Wall, 27, Leamington
- “It’s against my religion to watch television, but it’s the Hip’s last concert. I mean, of course I’m gonna watch it.” – Amanda Wolgemuth, 41, Steinbach
Thank you, Gord. Thank you.
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