Published May 18, 2011The Tragically Hip are one of Canada's most beloved bands, and since releasing their first album more than two decades ago, their popularity is showing no signs of waning. Now, the celebrated rockers are making a documentary about their fans that will be set against the backdrop of their upcoming show in Bobcaygeon, ON.
In a recent post on their official website, the band revealed that this will be a feature-length film. They're asking their followers to help out, requesting "you -- the most hardcore hip fans in the country -- to submit a short video telling us what the song 'Bobcaygeon' means to you, and why you'd like to be in the film."
If you want to appear in the movie, you need to act fast, since submissions are due this Friday (May 20). Just send your video clip to [email protected] and put "Bobcaygeon" in the subject line.
As you may know, "Bobcaygeon" comes from the 1998 album Phantom Power. It was released as a single in 1999, and won the Juno Award for Single of the Year in 2000. In 2005, fans selected it to appear on the best-of collection Yer Favourites. Watch the video below.
As for the show in Bobcaygeon, ON, it takes place on June 25. It's called Big Music Fest and it features Sam Roberts Band and the Trews. Naturally, it's already sold out. See all of the Hip's upcoming tour plans here.