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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

Ok- at Sarnia Bayfest this month, i think just about EVERYONE around me and my friends were smoking weed.  I mean- it was like we were in freaking jamaica or something.  We were B.S.-ing with a security guard, he said if they see someone smoking, their orders are to just confiscate the pot, no ejections.  I feel kinda bad for parents with younger kids there...but it's not like they don't know what to expect.
But when we saw iron maiden at air canada in toronto, if a little bit of smoke went up in the air, 5 security guards POUNCED on people and removed them...maybe an indoor vs. outdoor thing...?
Not sure where the weed/Rush relationship is.  Geddy during R30 (i think) gave the little speech before earthshine: "...i hope you have all the substances you need to get through the night..." or something along those lines.
I know he mentioned smoking while they made caress on the documentary, and other than lakeside park (drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the peer) there are no other weed references that come to mind...so why do all you Russians smoke weed at shows??

Not bashing, just wondering.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

Weed makes the music sound a lot better. That's the main reason people smoke at concerts.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE (hughes&kettner @ Jul 21 2010, 04:22 PM)
Ok- at Sarnia Bayfest this month, i think just about EVERYONE around me and my friends were smoking weed.  I mean- it was like we were in freaking jamaica or something.  We were B.S.-ing with a security guard, he said if they see someone smoking, their orders are to just confiscate the pot, no ejections.  I feel kinda bad for parents with younger kids there...but it's not like they don't know what to expect.
But when we saw iron maiden at air canada in toronto, if a little bit of smoke went up in the air, 5 security guards POUNCED on people and removed them...maybe an indoor vs. outdoor thing...?
Not sure where the weed/Rush relationship is.  Geddy during R30 (i think) gave the little speech before earthshine: "...i hope you have all the substances you need to get through the night..." or something along those lines.
I know he mentioned smoking while they made caress on the documentary, and other than lakeside park (drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the peer) there are no other weed references that come to mind...so why do all you Russians smoke weed at shows??

Not bashing, just wondering.

I don't touch the stuff. Haven't for many years and I have been a loyal Rush fan for years. I think you are generalizing.

Maybe people smoke weed just because they enjoy it?  confused13.gif  

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE (hughes&kettner @ Jul 21 2010, 03:22 PM)
Not sure where the weed/Rush relationship is.  Geddy during R30 (i think) gave the little speech before earthshine: "...i hope you have all the substances you need to get through the night..." or something along those lines.
I know he mentioned smoking while they made caress on the documentary, and other than lakeside park (drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the peer) there are no other weed references that come to mind...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:36 PM

People have been getting high for as long as there have been concerts.


I wouldn't expect that to change in the forseeable future.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:44 PM

Kind of bummed I could not obtain any before tonight's show.  Then again, it IS in Camden so maybe they sell it at the concession stands.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

I think if I smoked at a show my head would just explode in midsong.
I'll pass.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

Overheard, waiting in line at my last concert (outdoor venue):

"This one [joint] is for YYZ, this one's for La Villa" cool10.gif

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (Jomboni @ Jul 21 2010, 03:44 PM)
Kind of bummed I could not obtain any before tonight's show.  Then again, it IS in Camden so maybe they sell it at the concession stands.

i saw tool at camden a while ago and all i can say is keep your windows up and don't make eye contact with anyone when driving through town. wink.gif  

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:48 PM

Hmmm... Rush fans are stoners eh?!

Who would have thought!



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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (tangy @ Jul 21 2010, 03:35 PM)
QUOTE (hughes&kettner @ Jul 21 2010, 03:22 PM)
Not sure where the weed/Rush relationship is.  Geddy during R30 (i think) gave the little speech before earthshine: "...i hope you have all the substances you need to get through the night..." or something along those lines.
I know he mentioned smoking while they made caress on the documentary, and other than lakeside park (drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the peer) there are no other weed references that come to mind...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:02 PM

I agree the OP is over-generalizing.  I don't see/smell any more weed at a Rush show than I do at any other rock concert, which is to say I smell it or see it once, maybe twice, or (rarely) a third time.

I began smoking pot shortly after seeing the GUP concert and had quit before seeing the PoW concert (I got bad panic attacks), so I've never been high at a Rush show.  Hell, I can't even remember having a beer at a Rush show... maybe one at one or two of the dozen shows I've been to.

As for the guys doing the Wacky Tobacky, I'm sure they used to smoke pot, but have now probably gone the way of only doing it on very rare occassions.  I don't think partaking is one of their regular hobbies.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

All I know is Im bringing a bunch of Tandoori BBQ chips and chocolate chunk cookies in the trunk of the car to the show.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

I tried it when I was younger, never really enjoyed it. Regardless, it IS still illegal in this country so I don't think I'd risk getting kicked out or worse at a Rush show.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:47 PM

I will not take anything in to the show don't want to get drug out by cops, yet they let people get drunk and fall down. That is f*ked up. But that is the way it is.
At ABQ I did not smell it but once and I was like HEY Pass that here 1287.gif
I always smoke before a show.. Why?  I like it, I don't smoke cigs  062802puke_prv.gif and I'll NOT get drunk  wacko.gif
Burn a little and lets ROCK  1022.gif

Oh and by the way, for me smoking is legal here and even with out the damn med card it is just a ticket, we will make it legal soon here and it should be...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (cygnus_thegodofbalance @ Jul 21 2010, 03:28 PM)
Weed makes the music sound a lot better. That's the main reason people smoke at concerts.

I hope that is a joke.  If you need dope to enjoy the music maybe you should clean out your ears.

That aside, I did it for a few years in my early twenties and pretty heavily I might add.  Then came children and I gave it up.  I've done it maybe a dozen times since I was 24 and I'm 30 now.  Everything gets old after awhile.  And the effect really isn't all it's cracked up to be.  If I had to do it over I probably would have tried blow instead, but I didn't feel like having a massive heart attack at 23.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

Rush & Weed,  yes.gif  ( music.gif  music in general  music.gif )

Pink Floyd & Weed  yes.gif  yes.gif

Put on Meddle ( also works with Animals )
Get positioned between the speakers ( Subwoofer system a must ) or head phones
Take a few toke's
Hold on for crazy 40 minutes

I'm a 1 hit wonder, all I need is ONE toke & I'm "stoned"
Equate that to having 1 beer or drink & catching a buzz

BTW - Everybody "does" Drugs, some are legal, some are not ! fing.gif

Most Pot use I have seen recently was at a Tom Petty concert 2 yrs ago, OMG everyone seem to be partaking.

30 years ago we used to bring our "bongs" to the concerts  1022.gif  

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:10 PM

Oh, I'd bet just about anything that all three of them still get high.

They're musicians. It's like PB&J.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (hughes&kettner @ Jul 21 2010, 04:22 PM)
Ok- at Sarnia Bayfest this month, i think just about EVERYONE around me and my friends were smoking weed.  I mean- it was like we were in freaking jamaica or something.  We were B.S.-ing with a security guard, he said if they see someone smoking, their orders are to just confiscate the pot, no ejections.  I feel kinda bad for parents with younger kids there...but it's not like they don't know what to expect.
But when we saw iron maiden at air canada in toronto, if a little bit of smoke went up in the air, 5 security guards POUNCED on people and removed them...maybe an indoor vs. outdoor thing...?
Not sure where the weed/Rush relationship is.  Geddy during R30 (i think) gave the little speech before earthshine: "...i hope you have all the substances you need to get through the night..." or something along those lines.
I know he mentioned smoking while they made caress on the documentary, and other than lakeside park (drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the peer) there are no other weed references that come to mind...so why do all you Russians smoke weed at shows??

Not bashing, just wondering.

at their age they may referring to Cialis.




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