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#21 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 8 2010, 11:49 AM)
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QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 7 2010, 09:33 PM)
I am going to be in the San Francisco area on business Monday and Tuesday.  Wish I had a ticket to go see the show.    sad.gif

It's never too late if you have the cash!

Hit up Stubhub and then print out your ticket out on your computer!  Hope you have access to a computer and a printer though!

Earl

I found a $35 lawn seat, might just make this show!

Awesome!  Get there early if you can!   trink39.gif  

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:48 AM

QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Aug 8 2010, 03:05 PM)
QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 8 2010, 11:49 AM)
QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Aug 8 2010, 02:15 AM)
QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 7 2010, 09:33 PM)
I am going to be in the San Francisco area on business Monday and Tuesday.  Wish I had a ticket to go see the show.    sad.gif

It's never too late if you have the cash!

Hit up Stubhub and then print out your ticket out on your computer!  Hope you have access to a computer and a printer though!

Earl

I found a $35 lawn seat, might just make this show!

Awesome!  Get there early if you can!   trink39.gif

I just bought a lawn ticket to this show.    1022.gif

I'll get there as early as I can but have about a 45 minute drive during "rush" hour.   smile.gif    

Driving from Oakland airport area.  What's traffic going to be like going that direction at 5:30 ?   (I-880 south to 84 across the bridge)

#23 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 8 2010, 10:48 PM)
QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Aug 8 2010, 03:05 PM)
QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 8 2010, 11:49 AM)
QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Aug 8 2010, 02:15 AM)
QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 7 2010, 09:33 PM)
I am going to be in the San Francisco area on business Monday and Tuesday.  Wish I had a ticket to go see the show.    sad.gif

It's never too late if you have the cash!

Hit up Stubhub and then print out your ticket out on your computer!  Hope you have access to a computer and a printer though!

Earl

I found a $35 lawn seat, might just make this show!

Awesome!  Get there early if you can!   trink39.gif

I just bought a lawn ticket to this show.    1022.gif

I'll get there as early as I can but have about a 45 minute drive during "rush" hour.   smile.gif    

Driving from Oakland airport area.  What's traffic going to be like going that direction at 5:30 ?   (I-880 south to 84 across the bridge)

Nice one!  Isn't "Rush Hour" starring Jackie Chan?  biggrin.gif

Anyway, you are in for a world of hurt when it comes to traffic on I-880 south especially around 5:30 pm.  

Dude, I drive I-880 south and north five days a week and it is a living Hell.

You should drive 880 south until you see signs for the San Mateo Bridge.
Traffic should be moving ok when you get that far so merge into the far right lane.  Once you go over the bridge head for 101 South until you see the signs for the Mountain View Shoreline Exit.  Not sure of the exit name but when you see the sign for the venue get off and stay right and then loop over the freeway and head straight for parking.

The show will not begin at 7:30 sharp so you have over a two hour window to get there from the Oakland Airport.

Good luck my friend!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:09 AM

I'm up for saying hi at the beer tent!! I'll look for the guy with the Rush shirt!!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (RUSHHEAD666 @ Aug 9 2010, 02:34 AM)
Nice one!  Isn't "Rush Hour" starring Jackie Chan?  biggrin.gif

Anyway, you are in for a world of hurt when it comes to traffic on I-880 south especially around 5:30 pm. 

Dude, I drive I-880 south and north five days a week and it is a living Hell.

You should drive 880 south until you see signs for the San Mateo Bridge.
Traffic should be moving ok when you get that far so merge into the far right lane.  Once you go over the bridge head for 101 South until you see the signs for the Mountain View Shoreline Exit.  Not sure of the exit name but when you see the sign for the venue get off and stay right and then loop over the freeway and head straight for parking.

The show will not begin at 7:30 sharp so you have over a two hour window to get there from the Oakland Airport.

Good luck my friend!

Earl

Thanks for the traffic info and tips.  Sounds like I'll be slowly crawling towards the venue this evening but hopefully will make it there in time for the start of the show.  

I also have to go to the Will Call window to pickup my ticket which will add some time, but will hurry as much as possible so I don't miss any of the show.

I also just realized last night when I arrived in the Oakland area how low the temps get at night, and I didn't bring any warm clothes or a jacket, so I'll probably get a bit chilled sitting out on the lawn... but it's worth it to see the boys!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

Sorry about that I should have warned you that it's been a very cold summer this year.  The marine layer is in big time so it will be very cold and windy tonight in Mountain View!

Well it's about that time, I'm getting out of here to prepare my my journey down south!

Enjoy the show!

RUSH ON!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:42 AM

Wow. So, that was my first RUSH show EVER!!!
(tour/setlist spoilers below)


Me and my pop got there early. We heard the sound check while waiting in line (The sound check was a bass solo!(!!)( ohmy.gif ), Faithless up until the solo, Presto, and some of Subdivisions.) I also saw a bunch of people wearing Iron Maiden shirts, don't know what was up with that. We got decent lawn seats, they were around the center of the lawn and 20 feet or so from the guard rails.. Coming early paid off. For the hour and a half we were waiting in the lawn they were playing songs through the stereo. None of the songs really grabbed the crowds attention, until they played Knife-Edge by ELP, that's when a good amount of people cheered, which was awesome. When Geddy first came onto the stage I was in shock, he ran on stage hunching over his bass, making it look like he was sneaking his way on as a joke. That was a cool moment, I guess you could say my "Rush" life flashed before my eyes. I enjoyed every song they played besides Faithless/BU2B/Vital Signs. I payed attention (in visual terms) to Geddy the most; sometimes Alex. Geddy impressed me with the bass improvisations he would throw in during some songs, but I don't remember which songs they were (presto? LTTA? LVS?). It kind of sucked how I couldn't see the stage for the whole first set, so I just watched the screen above the stage. The people in front of me were blocking my view. By the time they were playing Marathon I was really fed up with having to stand on my toes and move my head around just to view parts of the stage. As soon as Tom Sawyer started the second set off I just stood up on the lawn chair we brought. From there on out I stood up on that thing and had a really great time, the 2nd set was amazing musically and visually. Yeah so, great show overall, really happy I went, it was the highlight of my summer, blablabla.




P.S. I have the image of Geddy swinging his arm like a pendulum (while playing Stick it Out) stuck in my head.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:31 AM

Absolutely amazing show!!  Even though I was way back on the lawn, it was still an incredible experience.

I really enjoyed BU2B and Caravan... they totally rocked!!  Loved Geddy's comment after they finished the Moving Pictures songs...

"So, that was the entire damn Moving Pictures album.  What the hell is up with that?!?"   LOL   biggrin.gif

So glad I was able to see this concert in San Fran and really looking forward to the show in Tampa on Oct 1st when I'll be much closer to the stage.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 10 2010, 10:31 PM)
Loved Geddy's comment after they finished the Moving Pictures songs...

"So, that was the entire damn Moving Pictures album.  What the hell is up with that?!?"   LOL   biggrin.gif


Yeah I loved that too!


But I think it was more of along the lines of:
"That was Moving Pictures.. Damn, the whole album, what the hell is up with that?"



Who knows though, I can barely remember.... I want to see a recording!!!

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:44 AM

QUOTE (Kenneth @ Aug 11 2010, 06:44 PM)
QUOTE (EveryNerveAware @ Aug 10 2010, 10:31 PM)
Loved Geddy's comment after they finished the Moving Pictures songs...

"So, that was the entire damn Moving Pictures album.  What the hell is up with that?!?"   LOL   biggrin.gif


Yeah I loved that too!


But I think it was more of along the lines of:
"That was Moving Pictures.. Damn, the whole album, what the hell is up with that?"



Who knows though, I can barely remember.... I want to see a recording!!!

Funny..  Geddy always sticks with the script..  In Salt Lake City, after Vital Signs he said "Wow, I think that was like a whole album or something..."  His English is about as good as mine!!  

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