Saw him at Folk Fest a few years ago under the name "Gord Downie & The Country of Miracles" and it was just a no-holds-barred crazy old man rant fest. The music was fun though.
Totally agree on the insane. Disagree on the music. I was stoked to see him and Ben Harper in the same night, was reaaaally disappointed with Downie. gave him a chance to redeem himself at Coachella last year, he did better. He didn't talk so much between songs. Made the event much more enjoyable.
Last year at Coachella gord played a solo set at like 1pm. There were possibly 30 people there, all Canadians. We sang the national anthem. Gord didn't play any Hip songs and people booed. Good times!
I am at least 60% sure the girl right on the fence on the far left of the picture is one of the girls I went with! Odd, because I remember standing stage left, but I can't remember if I watched that set with the others or not. I may or may not have had my Alberta flag out at that point.
Also, shaxspear, or whomever posted Soda, that is one of my all time favorite songs. And none of my friends seem to know of it. Can we be best friends?
i'm not sure who's more proud of their flag... Canadians or people from South Carolina.
Lumpy, what are your thoughts?
From what I've seen in this thread, it sounds like it's a pretty close race. However, don't underestimate South Carolina pride. (Though honestly, it's probably more Clemson and USC flags than actual South Carolina flags. Clemson and USC is the Israel and Palestine of South Carolina.