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4.0 out of 5 stars
A good show, not great, March 11 2007
This is a really good show. I find myself enjoying it more and more with each viewing. Great energy, great showmanship, good crowd.
This particular tour was a "meh" one at best. Merely fair set lists that did not vary much night from night. They were short and uninspired. Song renditions seemed cookie-cutter. But on this particular night in TO it was a different story! They boys played the hell out of every song, and Gord sung the heck out of them too! You can see the early stages of Gord's current dance styles and his "hatred" for mic stands. Thee "100m" jam was amazing and look for an early version of "Fly" snuck in there - 2 years before it was released. The setlist was around 26 songs and 2 1/2 hours long! Fantastic. Pearl Jam-esque!
Speaking of PJ... I am a much bigger fan of the Hip than PJ. But no band alive puts on a better show than Pearl Jam. (Let alone no geriatric band, which let's admit PJ and the Hip almost are!) No one! PJ's two shows at MSG - one of which was made into a DVD were two of their best shows ever. It's completely unfair to the band, to potential buyers of this Hip concert and to yourself as a Hip fan to compare the two.
If you are fan boy, you own this already. If you are a casual Hip fan, drop 20 bucks on this. You won't have any regrets. If you are a new Hip, buy the "Live Between US" CD for 8 bucks first. My two cents...