Gord Downie

Hip take the stage after storm scare

Crowd behaved well as wind and lightning stalled the show

After Sam Roberts Band had to abandon the stage after only a handful of songs due to wind and lightning, crowd, crew and musicians alike wondered if the show would go on.

After about an hour of delays and a crowd-pleasing display of lightning, The Tragically Hip took the stage to frenzied applause.

The show goes on.

Watch the Gazette for a full page photo spread next week. We’ll also post more photos online in the next few days.