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#1 Holly

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:13 PM

I did see R30 and the Time Machine Tour, but when R40 happened, I'd moved to Idaho from Los Angeles, and so the closest to me I think would have been Salt Lake City, and I just didn't make it. I will kick myself for ever over that decision.

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:15 PM

I can understand that, I kicked myself for missing Time Machine.  But at least you got to see them, you'll always have those memories :Neil: :Alex: :geddy:

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:26 PM

it was pretty cool. shame there couldn't have been a 2nd leg

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:26 PM

I "only" saw them four times, but that's still more than anyone I know in person who's younger than 50

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:20 PM

View PostHolly, on 03 March 2020 - 06:13 PM, said:

I did see R30 and the Time Machine Tour, but when R40 happened, I'd moved to Idaho from Los Angeles, and so the closest to me I think would have been Salt Lake City, and I just didn't make it. I will kick myself for ever over that decision.

i kinda regret not going given the setlist but its all good now for me. i had a good run, though perm waves tour at 13,ESL tour and 2nd row for signals at 16ish

i took my son to the time machine tour which was my last show. 17 tours total. really at the end, i felt the cost of even mediocre tickets wasnt worth it.....

you did catch two great tours and thats more than i can say about about a bunch of my favorite bands

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:47 PM

Don't feel bad about it. Real life got in the way. You had to move and that can make things like seeing a concert a bit harder to do depending on where you live. I'm guessing not too many bands stop by Idaho at all.

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 12:47 PM

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I "only" saw them four times, but that's still more than anyone I know in person who's younger than 50
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Posted 04 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

View PostHolly, on 03 March 2020 - 06:13 PM, said:

I did see R30 and the Time Machine Tour, but when R40 happened, I'd moved to Idaho from Los Angeles, and so the closest to me I think would have been Salt Lake City, and I just didn't make it. I will kick myself for ever over that decision.
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Posted 09 March 2020 - 10:55 AM

I would have made the trip to Tampa to see them but once word got out that this tour was it, tickets disappeared into the hands of the f--king scalpers, and prices got too out of hand.  Oh well.

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 03:43 PM

I think a lot of us have shows that we wanted to go to, and couldn't. In my case, I wanted to go to LA on R40, could have gone, and just didn't. I also could have gone out to Red Rocks on tours past to see the boys. Didn't do that either.

It happens.  Don't sweat over it. IMO, be thankful for what you did get to do. ;)

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 08:35 AM

I had to turn down a chance to add to my Rush show count due to a serious family emergency. Hey I'm still a bit sad about it but we have decades worth of music to enjoy from The Holy Trinity.

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 04:06 PM

View Postgrep, on 09 March 2020 - 03:43 PM, said:

I think a lot of us have shows that we wanted to go to, and couldn't. In my case, I wanted to go to LA on R40, could have gone, and just didn't. I also could have gone out to Red Rocks on tours past to see the boys. Didn't do that either.

It happens.  Don't sweat over it. IMO, be thankful for what you did get to do. ;)

Really good point. I saw them 7 times and it could have been a possible 11-12 but that would have been more money and opportunities would be taken away from seeing other acts. 7 times is pretty good considering I'm a younger fan that saw them all those times over a 10 year span or so.

Every moment with the band was a special one. Let's be content with what we have vs what we could have had.

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:22 AM

At least you got to any shows! I never got to see them live :(

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:50 PM

I was angry for a very long time on the guys for not doing R40 in europe, I did not even listen to their music for a long time after they ended the tour (almost a year). Because I saw the amazing set list, and I was so happy that I would get to see some of those epics songs. And I was sure that they would come to europe, so I just waited for them to add more dates on their website. And when I understood that they would not come to europe, I could not travel to USA, because I had just got a new job, and I did not either had any money to buy both the concert ticket, airplane and hotel. I was angry at my self that I did not see R30 Tour  (first time Rush played in sweden since 1978) because I was not a fan then, became a fan 2011 when I saw Rush live first time. But I did get to see them during Time Machine Tour and Clockwork Angels Tour (twice).

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:13 PM

As we say in Yorkshire, nowt you can do about it now. I came close to not making the R40 tour, I had a ticket for the MSG and then was told I had to work in France for the summer. Fortunately I was able to snag a ticket for the second Toronto show and what a lovely weekend that turned out to be. Plus the lovely Laura bought my MSG ticket

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

It worked out quite well, I’d say. What a great show it was. Sigh.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:14 AM

View PostYYZumbi, on 28 March 2020 - 06:50 PM, said:

I was angry for a very long time on the guys for not doing R40 in europe... [edit mine] but I did get to see them during Time Machine Tour and Clockwork Angels Tour (twice).
The way I see it, it's my fault they didn't come back to Europe because I didn't go to see them in Berlin in 2013. I'm sure Alex was like, "That guy that was in the front row for p/g hasn't been to another show since. We gave him what anybody would've thought was a final opportunity for CA two years ago. Why go back there again? He won't show up."

In fairness to me, it wasn't the high price or a lack of love, but the venue and chance I'd've had to be proximate to the performance. I was lucky enough to be young once and full of the energy and determination (and time) to wait in all-day lines and/or know someone who could snag me the opportunity to get up close enough to see and hear them in all their glory without looking at a big screen, or hearing them via the doppler effect. I still think today that had I gone to the O2 Arena, I'd've been weeping from the rafters, making it potentially a more negative experience than not having been there. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:53 AM

I was at the Clockwork Angels show in Manchester 2013 but when the R40 tour was announced we considered flying to either US or Canada for a show ....... Clever-clogs here decided that they were bound to add European dates on to the tour, so we waited!! Wadda mistake to make!!! :facepalm:

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:33 PM

View PostHolly, on 03 March 2020 - 06:13 PM, said:

I did see R30 and the Time Machine Tour, but when R40 happened, I'd moved to Idaho from Los Angeles, and so the closest to me I think would have been Salt Lake City, and I just didn't make it. I will kick myself for ever over that decision.

Me too.



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