Bobcaygeon that Downie had been diagnosed with terminal

Bobcaygeon is a song released by Tragically Hip that was released in february of 1999, and was one of Tragically hip’s most popular and influential songs ever. The song is named after a city about 160 kilometres away from toronto named Bobcaygeon, and after the song was released, the city of Bobcaygeon became a “mythical” place in canada’s imagination. The band played a concert in Bobcaygeon in 2011. The song is about a person who works in the city as a police officer, a job he finds stressful and sometimes he wants to quit, but his stress fades away and his spirits lift when he spends his weekends with a loved one in the rural area of Bobcaygeon, where he sees “the constellations reveal themselves one star at a time”.Another theme of the song addresses racism and anti-Semitism. Downie has sometimes started the song with “This one asks the question: evil in the open or evil just below the surface?”, and Rob Baker’s guitar has “This machine kills fascists( a fascist is a person in power who has specific political views and will not tolerate other opinions)” written on it in the song’s video. Bobcaygeon is also a very influential song, and shows how tragically hip is so important in canadian culture. After the band’s announcement in 2016 that Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer,news reporters and writers went to Bobcaygeon to ask about the residents’ feelings about the song and the announcement. On the final night a tour in kingston broadcasted nationally on Television, the town held a public viewing on its main street. As well as local residents, the event was attended by a significant number of people who had made a pilgrimage( a journey to a place associated with someone or something respected.) to view the concert there because of the song. The Concert Under the Constellations was the largest public event in the town’s history, and it got more media coverage than any other public viewing party anywhere in Canada outside of Kingston, and a fundraising campaign during the event resulted in the largest single tour-related donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.