July 27, 2016 2:37 am
Updated: July 27, 2016 9:01 am

Tragically Hip plays third show in B.C.

Tue, Jul 26: A bittersweet night for Canadian music fans, as the Tragically Hip took to the stage at Rogers Arena for their last show in BC. Catherine Urquhart reports.

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Tuesday night was the third chance for B.C. fans to see one of Canada’s most iconic bands.

Tragically Hip took the stage at Rogers Arena in what could be their final show in the province.

It was a bittersweet moment for many fans.

“It’s the last time we might ever see Gord Downie live,” said one fan.

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“I love them, it’s what Canadian means to me in many ways,” said another fan.

Some fans were lucky to snag last minute tickets at the box office – while others weren’t – one couple accidentally bought tickets online for the show…in Edmonton.

“Steve just looked at me and said ‘there’s got to be a Children’s hospital in Edmonton,” said Kate Barsky, who didn’t realize they had made a mistake.

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Barksy and her partner donated their tickets to help send a child with cancer to the Edmonton show.

The concert sold out quickly when it was first announced.

And even though this tour may be the last time they play together, for some fans it was a celebration of life.

“I think it’s not necessarily sad I think it’s just celebrating how great they are. Just want to be part of that last show,” said one fan outside Rogers Arena.

With files from Catherine Urquhart 

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