Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Hip take the stage after storm scare

Crowd behaved well as wind and lightning stalled the show

After Sam Roberts Band had to abandon the stage after only a handful of songs due to wind and lightning, crowd, crew and musicians alike wondered if the show would go on.

After about an hour of delays and a crowd-pleasing display of lightning, The Tragically Hip took the stage to frenzied applause.

The show goes on.

Watch the Gazette for a full page photo spread next week. We’ll also post more photos online in the next few days.