Canadians Around The World Were Glued To Gord Downie And The Tragically Hip

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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.

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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

Thanks to CBC's livestream of the show, across the country, people got together in parks...

And in bars.

At a place important to us, watching an important show. #horseshoe

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They gathered in Bobcaygeon

, where we hope the constellations revealed themselves one star at a time.

From coast...

To coast

And up north.

Canadians outside the country didn't want to miss out either

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