the tragically hip

Last night, Canada's favourite band, The Tragically Hip, came through town and played in the garden of this hotel. When the concert was announced, instead of trying to get tickets - I booked the garden suite overlooking where the stage would be.


We invited Ben's business associates and some friends and put out snacks and beverages - we had an amazing time. We threw the windows wide open and the cool evening breeze came in. We could see the river beyond the stage, there were boats stopped so people could hear the music.

They played all of our favourite songs, and the view was amazing. I spent most of the night leaning out the window looking through my telephoto lens at the action and snapping pictures. I think I'll make a photo album for our friend Shawn who is the biggest Hip fan we know.


Gord Downie is an amazing performer - if you ever get a chance to see the Hip in concert, you really should go.

I had the suite all "tricked out" for the event. I took my blender and mixed mudslides for the girls with ice, cream, vodka, Starbucks liquer and chocolate drizzle. We ordered appetizers from room service as well as standby chips, veggies and dips. I stocked a full bar for the men along with beer and pretzels. I don't think I've ever checked into a hotel with so much stuff in my life!

4 comments:

scrappaleica said...

Sasha, I bet it was an awesome time!

MJ said...

Talk about triple tasking! Sounds like a great way to have a party & attend a concert & have snacks at the same time! What a great idea!

prettyinpink said...

I have seen the hip a few times and am always impressed by the performance. Great idea! Glad you enjoyed it!

Lisa said...

Wow sounds like some good times were had by all! Good idea, kinda reminds me of Mardi Gras where you get the suite above the street, only way to party in the Big Easy.. that was such a long time ago...