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#1 Mereas

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:27 PM

Ive been to 4-5 rockconcerts, but noone plays as loud as Rush. Anyone think so too?
Parts of Neils drumming almost vaporized me, it was heavy, wacko.gif
So what do you think, generaly, are Rush more loud than other bands...?

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:44 PM

I've only been to one 2.gif concert, and was blown away. I was in the pit at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for those of you who aren't upstate New York hicks like myself) and was blown away. Granted, the acoustics at SPAC are made for the ballets and plays that play there, so that added a ton of overhead resonance, but they were still screamingly loud. I went to The (Grateful) Dead, Phish, & Dave Matthews last year as well as 2.gif, but they got blown out of the water

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:58 PM

The loudest show I ever attended was Van Halen in 1980 (Women and Children First tour) at Nassau Coliseum in NY. That little hockey rink couldn't handle the wattage Eddie & Co. was putting out, and it was tough to tell what song they were playng half the time until Dave started singing. Great show.

Rush can be very loud, but in a place like Radio City Music Hall, that volume is being pumped out of an extremely clean sound system. That means it doesn't hurt your ears as much (less distortion), and that makes for a very enjoyable show.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

Loudest concert I went to was Metallica.  It was so loud, I literally couldn't see straight, and I cried all the way home because of the extreme headache I got, even with ear plugs.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:10 PM

Sometimes it depends on where you sit. The acoustics etc ...  



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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Alsgalpal @ Apr 8 2005, 06:59 PM)
Loudest concert I went to was Metallica.  It was so loud, I literally couldn't see straight, and I cried all the way home because of the extreme headache I got, even with ear plugs.


Metallica was my loudest too, and I loved every second of it 1022.gif

I think Motorhead used to hold the record for loudest concert, but that may have been an urban legend.






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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (Bastille Night @ Apr 8 2005, 08:13 PM)
QUOTE (Alsgalpal @ Apr 8 2005, 06:59 PM)
Loudest concert I went to was Metallica.  It was so loud, I literally couldn't see straight, and I cried all the way home because of the extreme headache I got, even with ear plugs.


Metallica was my loudest too, and I loved every second of it 1022.gif

I think Motorhead used to hold the record for loudest concert, but that may have been an urban legend.

I never saw Ted Nugent, but he was up there. Before a show, he would ask his sound guy how many watts they'd need to push a hall. After Ted got his answer, he would say, "Good. Double it."

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:21 PM

Ted Nugent!
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:22 PM

The loudest concert I was ever at (and I've been to MANY concerts) was Kiss Lick It Up tour at Radio City Music Hall.  I was in the mezz section so no issue there.  It was just LOUD.  OMG - Thunderously loud.  The most Painfully loud show I ever saw was when my band opened for Quiet Riot at a local night club.  Their sound system could handle a small arena, and here they are turning up to 11 for a night club.  The mid range sounds and ESPECIALLY the vocals made your ears bleed.  People were running to the bar and rest rooms for napkins to shove in their ears.

BTW - I have never found Rush to be overly loud.  I'm not sure why people think so.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE (dweezil @ Apr 8 2005, 07:21 PM)
Ted Nugent!
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (dweezil @ Apr 8 2005, 08:21 PM)
Ted Nugent!
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:48 PM

I think the loudest band I have ever seen has got to be Motorhead.  When I saw them at Sheffield City Hall on the No Remorse tour, their backline was almost as loud as most band's PA systems.  As Lemmy put it once, on stage, Motorhead have a sound you can lean on.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

I was at the very back of wembly for the R30 tour and I still found it to be up there in loudness with metallica and maiden when I saw them cool.gif

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:01 PM

Which night at Wembley?

I was there on the 9th (Second Night) up in the gods and looking down onto Ged's keyboard set up

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:49 PM

It depends on the venue, too.  I've seen Rush at the Tweeter Center in Camden, MSG, twice at the Meadowlands and twice at the PNC Bank Arts center and the Arts Center had my ears ringing for days.  Not so with the other venues.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (kbomb106 @ Apr 8 2005, 08:49 PM)
It depends on the venue, too.  I've seen Rush at the Tweeter Center in Camden, MSG, twice at the Meadowlands and twice at the PNC Bank Arts center and the Arts Center had my ears ringing for days.  Not so with the other venues.

Hey you and I see them at the same places!! But I've never been to the Tweeter Center.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Apr 8 2005, 06:58 PM)
Rush can be very loud, but in a place like Radio City Music Hall, that volume is being pumped out of an extremely clean sound system. That means it doesn't hurt your ears as much (less distortion), and that makes for a very enjoyable show.

Yes, it does. smile.gif

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Apr 8 2005, 06:55 PM)
QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Apr 8 2005, 06:58 PM)
Rush can be very loud, but in a place like Radio City Music Hall, that volume is being pumped out of an extremely clean sound system. That means it doesn't hurt your ears as much (less distortion), and that makes for a very enjoyable show.

Yes, it does. smile.gif

I concur with our illustrious admins.... yes.gif  yes.gif  

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 11:23 PM

QUOTE (paganoman @ Apr 8 2005, 09:13 PM)
Hey you and I see them at the same places!! But I've never been to the Tweeter Center.

Not anymore, I'm afraid.  While I used to live about 2 miles away from PNC, I now live in VT.  I won't be making treks to NJ for concerts anymore.  Now it'll be more like Boston, Hartford, Albany - or anywhere nearby.  It really sucks not having a venue near you.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE (Alsgalpal @ Apr 8 2005, 06:59 PM)
Loudest concert I went to was Metallica.  It was so loud, I literally couldn't see straight, and I cried all the way home because of the extreme headache I got, even with ear plugs.

I went to the Metallica show on their St. Anger tour and I thought Rush played MUCH louder during the R30 show that I went to.  I don't think anyone can beat  2.gif live.  They are so amazing.  




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