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#181 grilldemon


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:44 AM

Unfortunately, it was Vapor trails in Edmonton. Wish I would have seen them earlier

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

September 1983 -- Radio City Music Hall -- I think Marillion opened --  

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

12/22/81--always thought it was the Moving Pictures Tour (as the jersey said on the back), but one site lists it as the Exit...Stage Left Tour.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (ytserush @ Jul 13 2012, 03:46 PM)
Marillion opened with Misplaced Childhood March 31, 1986 at the Meadowlands.

Wish I'd seen those Radio City shows in mid-September 1983.

Me too! Do you still live in Jersey?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (Mark_L @ Jul 14 2012, 05:11 PM)
September 10, 2002 in Edmonton. I was 14 years old and had been listening to Rush for only a few months. Of course, that show cemented Rush fandom for me  cool.gif

That was also my first show and it blew my mind.  I can't beliebe how long ago that was already.  I wasn't a huge fan before, only had PW and MP, after that I went out to get the whole catalog. We were in the 3 row in the floor in front of Geddy and my friend had this rediculously large arfo (white guy) which was halarious and at one point I will never forget Alex walking over to Geddy's side, Geddy points to us and Alex did a little chuckle as he strummed the next chord. Awesome!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

HYF tour.  New Haven, CT I think......saw the same tour in Springfield, MA and again on Long Island.  Tommy Shaw or MSG opened....or maybe it was Vinnie Moore........

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

My father saw them during their 2112 tour

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:37 AM

My first show was February 28, 1986, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. I wasn't really into Power Windows (I'm still not), so I was a bit disappointed at the lack of older material. I can't remember much else about the show.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Moving Pictures tour, 1981, Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls New York.

I actually didn't go as a fan, but was working security at the event. I was only 16, but had connections at the venue so was able to "work security" for most all events there. I recall it being a great show, but my most vivid memory was more job related.

I was assigned to the mixing board/lighting control board area on the floor. The risers that the gear was set up on weren't high enough for Howard and the sound guy to see over the heads of the folks on the floor, who were all standing on their seats. I was asked by the band's "people" to go row by row and ask everyone to not stand on the chairs. Care to guess how that went?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

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