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#1 losingit2k

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Well there you have it? Why are there more women going to Rush Concerts as of late. It is that your husbands, boyfriends or fathers have introduced you to the group or did you discover them on your own? And if it's the latter during which time period did you discover them?

Inquiry minds want to know?

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:51 PM

You're just full of topics today, aren't you?  laugh.gif

My brother and father introduced me, and I haven't looked back since.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

I always knew about them but really started to listen to them in my 30's when I had to drive 2 hours a day to work and back and needed something to listen to that wasn't cheesy bullsh*t!


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:21 PM

Hubby and i got into them at the same time a few years ago. I say im a bigger fan than him smile.gif

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

I heard Nobody's Hero on the radio back in 1993, and was totally hooked!  I had heard their music before, but for some reason, that song really hit me hard, and I never turned back.  

No, I didn't have a male in my life introduce me.  I fell in love with the music all on my own.  Will be going to my 10th Rush concert in Dallas on the 26th!  

I, on the other hand, have exposed at least two males (that I know of!  tongue.gif  ) to Rush: My husband (who liked them, but was never a "fan" until he met me!) and my son Alex.  My lil' Lerxst is totally hooked!   wub.gif  laugh.gif  

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:03 PM

I am 50 something Canadian female.  My teenage son became a big fan a few years back, and slowly woke me up.  (Mom, if we listen to your favorites 50% of the time, can we listen to mine too?)   He was captured by the complexity of their music and superior mastery each member has with their instrument.   Now, I absolutely love them, between my son and me we own all their CDs, most of their DVDs, all of Neil's books, joined TRF, and as a family, we saw them twice this summer.  My husband has also become a fan, but not as hardcore as my son and me.  I love them, am proud they are fellow Canadians, and made sure i purchased concert tickets as soon as they became available.  

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:12 PM

My mom introduced me and totally got me hooked. This tour was my first show.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:56 PM

I've been a Rush fan for over 30 years, but could only afford to go to one show per tour, and in the cheap seats.  Now I believe I'm a little more visible because I can afford to be in the seating area closer to the stage.



and  AlexFinal.gif was the reason, the minute I heard "The Trees"...love the guy and his guitar work. wub.gif


Neil is pretty good too.

oh and that other guy can sing really well too biggrin.gif  

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:36 AM

As soon as I heard the opening few bars of "Anthem" I was hooked. 34 years later I'm STILL a hardcore fan. The only thing that irritates me about being a female Scottish Rush fan is the lack of touring over here.

When they toured with S&A 3 years ago, I took along a friend who was kindly giving me a lift to Glasgow to the gig. He wasn't a Rush fan at all but, as a musician, he was interested enough to see what they were like. At the end of the gig, his face was a picture. He was totally blown away. Got a text the following week cursing me because he'd had to go out and spend a ton of money on their back catalogue laugh.gif
Recently though, I've re introduced my Canadian friend to the band. She used to be into them but kind of lost her way a bit ... hopefully if the band are touring next summer, we'll get to see them in TO.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:56 AM

QUOTE (FoxxiStarr @ Sep 15 2010, 02:36 AM)
As soon as I heard the opening few bars of "Anthem" I was hooked. 34 years later I'm STILL a hardcore fan. The only thing that irritates me about being a female Scottish Rush fan is the lack of touring over here.

When they toured with S&A 3 years ago, I took along a friend who was kindly giving me a lift to Glasgow to the gig. He wasn't a Rush fan at all but, as a musician, he was interested enough to see what they were like. At the end of the gig, his face was a picture. He was totally blown away. Got a text the following week cursing me because he'd had to go out and spend a ton of money on their back catalogue laugh.gif
Recently though, I've re introduced my Canadian friend to the band. She used to be into them but kind of lost her way a bit ... hopefully if the band are touring next summer, we'll get to see them in TO.

I am planning on seeing Rush in TO next summer (of course, if they tour, which it looks like they will!   1022.gif ), so we totally need to get together!  tongue.gif  cool.gif  

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:16 AM

The Rush documentary has been a contributor to more women coming to shows I think.

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Women see ‘underlying theme’ in Rush documentary film

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE (Rushchick10 @ Sep 15 2010, 07:56 AM)
QUOTE (FoxxiStarr @ Sep 15 2010, 02:36 AM)
As soon as I heard the opening few bars of "Anthem" I was hooked. 34 years later I'm STILL a hardcore fan. The only thing that irritates me about being a female Scottish Rush fan is the lack of touring over here.

When they toured with S&A 3 years ago, I took along a friend who was kindly giving me a lift to Glasgow to the gig. He wasn't a Rush fan at all but, as a musician, he was interested enough to see what they were like. At the end of the gig, his face was a picture. He was totally blown away. Got a text the following week cursing me because he'd had to go out and spend a ton of money on their back catalogue laugh.gif
Recently though, I've re introduced my Canadian friend to the band. She used to be into them but kind of lost her way a bit ... hopefully if the band are touring next summer, we'll get to see them in TO.

I am planning on seeing Rush in TO next summer (of course, if they tour, which it looks like they will!   1022.gif ), so we totally need to get together!  tongue.gif  cool.gif

YAY!!!! Absolutely Sister-In-Lust!!  biggrin.gif  I'm planning on doing a few shows IF they're touring North America in the summer so can hit more than  one with ya maybe??

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:32 AM


Been a female fan since 1976. I have oftentimes been the only female in the audience, which I never minded. It was almost an advantage for me back in the early days when there was no seating. I never had a problem standing right in front of Geddy wub.gif  wub.gif as the guys in the audience actually brought me up front so I could see.

The last 2 tours I've seen a tremendous influx of female fans.  trink39.gif


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:11 AM

i'm used to being the only chick at shows actually enjoying the music, not having been dragged there by a man. i go to a lot of metal shows, and most of the girls who go aren't into the music, because they're dressed all cutesy with a pound of makeup on, trying to hook up with band members. i go into the pit and all so i'm totally into it. would be nice not be lumped into the category of those girls tho. that's why when i go i head bang and thrash and get silly lol

it would be nice to find some female Rush fans in my area to hang out with, or just chat with some online once in a while!

oh, and if by TO you mean Toronto, i'm definitely going to have my enhanced license by the next tour so sign me up for a show up there! and if my plan works of getting my friend Tara into them, who is from Ontario, i'll try to drag her along. lol

Edited by liddybuck01, 15 September 2010 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

I'm up for online chats with my new girl Rush sistahs! If anyone is on msn and fancies a chat sometime, by all means PM me and I'll give you my msn details  biggrin.gif  

Yay more for TO next year! Can we surprise them with an all girl front row? Would be hilarious to see their faces laugh.gif

Edited by FoxxiStarr, 15 September 2010 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:25 AM

yeah, i definitely NEED to be front row. i was so sad this time. i was so close! yet so far. 4th row off to the side. grr. haven't figured out the trick to getting front row tickets. well, besides paying a butt load of cash.

idk if hubby will like me giving Alex the sexy eye all night lol

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:16 AM

Been a fan since I was 10 (on my own accord) but didn't seem them live until college.  So I was absent for shows on CP and T4E tours.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (liddybuck01 @ Sep 15 2010, 03:25 PM)
yeah, i definitely NEED to be front row. i was so sad this time. i was so close! yet so far. 4th row off to the side. grr. haven't figured out the trick to getting front row tickets. well, besides paying a butt load of cash.

idk if hubby will like me giving Alex the sexy eye all night lol

anyone on facebook? i'm on there 24/7 lol

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:12 PM

For sure! You will be my first Rush friend on there! Lol

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (FoxxiStarr @ Sep 15 2010, 05:09 AM)
QUOTE (Rushchick10 @ Sep 15 2010, 07:56 AM)
QUOTE (FoxxiStarr @ Sep 15 2010, 02:36 AM)
As soon as I heard the opening few bars of "Anthem" I was hooked. 34 years later I'm STILL a hardcore fan. The only thing that irritates me about being a female Scottish Rush fan is the lack of touring over here.

When they toured with S&A 3 years ago, I took along a friend who was kindly giving me a lift to Glasgow to the gig. He wasn't a Rush fan at all but, as a musician, he was interested enough to see what they were like. At the end of the gig, his face was a picture. He was totally blown away. Got a text the following week cursing me because he'd had to go out and spend a ton of money on their back catalogue laugh.gif
Recently though, I've re introduced my Canadian friend to the band. She used to be into them but kind of lost her way a bit ... hopefully if the band are touring next summer, we'll get to see them in TO.

I am planning on seeing Rush in TO next summer (of course, if they tour, which it looks like they will!   1022.gif ), so we totally need to get together!  tongue.gif  cool.gif

YAY!!!! Absolutely Sister-In-Lust!!  biggrin.gif  I'm planning on doing a few shows IF they're touring North America in the summer so can hit more than  one with ya maybe??

YES!  I'm planning on several (at least 10, but we'll see tongue.gif ), so I am sure that we can hit more than one!  I'll have to introduce you to my friend Petie, too!  cool.gif You think I love Geddy, you should see that woman!  She puts me to SHAME!  laugh.gif  laugh.gif

And, by the way, I am on Facebook.  Jaime Leigh Hall  cool.gif  Anyone who isn't already my friend, feel free to add me!  




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