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

That night in....

For one night, Kingston, Ont. was the centre of the Canadian universe.

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

Market Square is packed tight! #ygk#Hipygk#HipInKingstonpic.twitter.com/LpLFBafYYD

— Steph Crosier (@StephattheWhig) August 21, 2016

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

.@SoraurenPark and the rest of #CAN celebrating the historic final @thehipdotcom show tonight. #HipInKingstonpic.twitter.com/4uCPP3rvvV

— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 21, 2016

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.

Here's Bobcaygeon tonight. (@StanBehalPhoto) pic.twitter.com/BFwiwgJaZ7

— Ian Shantz (@IanShantz) August 21, 2016

From coast...

Huge crowd at Halifax Grand Parade for The Tragically Hip - A National Celebration #CBCTheHip Colin King photo pic.twitter.com/SKDVquVzjD

— Greg Guy (@GregGuyCBC) August 21, 2016

To coast

The tragically hip live viewing @commodorevcr@VancouverWeekly#TragicallyHip#Vancouverpic.twitter.com/KZysH1rfMR

— Ryan L. Johnson (@rynsteinphoto) August 21, 2016

And up north.

#rainbow in #Yellowknife during #TragicallyHip show. Coincidence?? pic.twitter.com/Du5EwEUtk4

— Sarah C-L (@heritagenerd) August 21, 2016

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

@HuffPostCanada it's 2:33 in Tipperary, Ireland. Wouldn't miss this, even if my only companion is wine. pic.twitter.com/tEt2XyHP42

— 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

We parked the car and now are listening to The Hip overlooking a beach in Maui #tragically... https://t.co/swrZkzUW1jpic.twitter.com/YfZkAmypY8

— yumke (@yumke) August 21, 2016

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