When the CBC aired The Tragically Hip’s final concert it came with the warning that this was the only time they would show it; if you missed it, you missed it. No second chances.
Except for the second chance they just announced.
June 24th you’ll be able to watch The Tragically Hip’s final show from their hometown of Kingston, again!
The reason for the sudden change of mind? Well the real reason is ratings and money, the first broadcast killed it for the CBC. But the reason they’re saying is that they can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than showing the concert again.
Either way, I’m just glad they’re airing it again (I had to watch part of it in a bathroom of a wedding with a bunch of strangers. That was…interesting.)
Seriously though, I just don’t know why they don’t play it randomly after midnight some nights. Like you come home from the bar, crash on the couch and hey look it’s The Hip’s final show.
Get on that, CBC.