For one night, Kingston, Ont. was the centre of the Canadian universe.
Thousands of fans crammed into the K-Rock Centre for the last concert on the "Man Machine Poem" tour by the Tragically Hip.
The night was one huge thank you to lead singer Gord Downie, whose voice and lyrics brought an identity to countless Canadians through the decades. Downie, 52, revealed earlier this year that he has terminal brain cancer.
Inside, thousands witnessed an electric performance.
The crowd inside the K-Rock Centre for the Tragically Hip's final concert. (Photo: Mike Homer)
Thousands more were listening and watching outside in Kingston's Market Square
— Steph Crosier (@StephattheWhig) August 21, 2016
Thanks to CBC's livestream of the show, across the country, people got together in parks...
— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 21, 2016
— MVP Montreal (@MVPMontreal) August 21, 2016
And in bars.
They gathered in Bobcaygeon, where we hope the constellations revealed themselves one star at a time.
— Ian Shantz (@IanShantz) August 21, 2016
— Greg Guy (@GregGuyCBC) August 21, 2016
— Ryan L. Johnson (@rynsteinphoto) August 21, 2016
And up north.
— Sarah C-L (@heritagenerd) August 21, 2016
Canadians outside the country didn't want to miss out either
— Janine Kennedy (@cookwithcraic) August 21, 2016
3:35AM watching Hip in Malta. Subtitles for some reason. Tech is great. pic.twitter.com/GyfzQivCVV
— Shawn Micallef (@shawnmicallef) August 21, 2016
— yumke (@yumke) August 21, 2016