As Canadians converged into Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre over the weekend to catch some of YouTube’s most celebrated stars live, they were given a rare Tragically Hip kind of treat.
YouTube creators belted out their rendition of The Tragically Hip’s ‘Ahead By A Century’ while up on stage at YouTube FanFest on Aug. 13. Now, as we know, people all over Canada are celebrating the quintessentially Canadian band since it was announced that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer.
As The Hip tour the country one last time and Canadians look back fondly at all of their Hip memories, the sweet YouTubers’ cover didn’t go unnoticed. Kanwer Singh of Humble the Poet, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Max Schneider of MAX, Sam Tsui, Tiffany Alvord, Terry Im of KRNFX and Casey Breves all took turns singing their ‘Ahead By A Century’ lyrics to close off the festival and it totally made us emotional. Prepare for goosebumps, people.