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#21 nobodys hero

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:11 AM


3/1976, 2112 tour   1022.gif


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

11/77 AFTK Tour Century Theater Buffalo NY
UFO opened

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (nobodys hero @ Jun 18 2012, 12:11 PM)

3/1976, 2112 tour   1022.gif

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:56 AM

3/17/83 & 3/18/83

Went to back to back nights in Hollywood Florida for the Signals tour. I was 13 and just in awe of it all. I had the crappiest seats all the way in the rear of the arena....but it did not matter. This was my first rock concerts ever to boot. I will never forget it. I don't remember some of it....but I do remember certain things. Like the ho hum crowd reaction to all the stuff off Signals and anytime Geddy would say here is a new one off Signals and the groaning from some people around me...I was like WTF are you crazy??? This is amazing stuff!!!

And TCE being played at an insane pace....like they were on cocaine!

Anyway great times.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Spending Father's Day with my dad, I learned 2 thing I NEVER knew before....

My dad saw this concert (because of Kiss, not Rush sad.gif):
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May 6, 1975             Riverside Theater. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (KISS)

and,

My dad's father was good friends with Ralph Capone, older brother of Al. My dad even called him "Uncle Ralph" ohmy.gif

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

December, 1974 at the Cleveland Agora was the first time. Next was a year later in 1975 (November I think) at the Akron Civic Theater opening for Ted Nugent. They played The Necromancer!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:59 PM

My first Rush show was at Massey Hall and they recorded it for a pretty awesome live album!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:16 PM

Power Windows tour, April 22nd, 1986 at the Greensboro Coliseum, NC, Blue Oyster Cult opening

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

april 79 glasgow apollo, hemispheres tour - then june 80 again at apollo

two of the greatest gigs i have ever been to biggrin.gif - (the 80 gig was on exit stage left - glasgow chorus of course wink.gif )

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (Earthshine @ Jun 17 2012, 11:02 PM)
Just wondering when everyone saw Rush for the first time? Really curious if anyone here saw them with the late, great John Rutsey or on Neil's first tour with the band.

I personally didn't but my girlfriends grandfather, just happened to see them at a park in Ohio, right after the first album he said they opened for someone I suggested Uriah Heep? He said yeah I think it would have to be them.

I said, I'm going to see Rush this fall

He was taken back a bit surprised they were still around, I said one of the biggest bands in the world now.  

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

First time was May 29th of '76..  O boy what a show back then.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

Very jealous

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Hemispheres tour, January 30, 1979. General admission, up front right under Geddy's mic. I could reach out and touch his platform shoes! Toto opened. Tickets were $6.50 advance.

Here's the set list:
Anthem
A Passage to Bangkok
By-Tor and the Snow Dog (abbreviated)->
Xanadu
Something For Nothing
The Trees
Cygnus X-1
Hemispheres
Closer To The Heart
Circumstances
A Farewell to Kings
La Villa Strangiato
2112 (minus Oracle)
Working Man
Bastille Day
In The Mood
Drum Solo

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

P/G Tour - September 15, 1984 at the Glens Falls (NY) Civic Center.

Fastway opened.  My floor tickets (~15th row) were $13.50.  

(I paid more in ticketmaster service charges for the new tour.)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

presto tour
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

  GUP at the forum in L.A.   Awesome show loved those electronic drums and Geddys bass sounded awesome also...

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

1980 - Moving Pictures Warm-up tour   biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

Mine was the HYF tour in Chicago in  early 1988.  It was not only my first Rush concert, it was also my first concert period.  If memory serves, I paid about 30 bucks for balcony seats (including the service charge).  These days you're lucky if you can get into a building for that much, even for lawn seats.  Tommy Shaw was the opener, and the crowd was NOT into him, aside from when he played Renegade.  Since then, I've seen Rush 14 times, which will make the upcoming show in Atlanta my 15th Rush show.    

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

And now for the embarrassing answer - September 2, 2010. I have a lot of lost time to make up for!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (metaldad @ Jun 18 2012, 06:59 AM)
QUOTE (troutman @ Jun 18 2012, 09:52 AM)
September 1977. biggrin.gif  2.gif

I remeber when you told me that , i was all ohmy.gif

I think the ticket cost was around $7.00 or 8.00 bucks. biggrin.gif  trink38.gif  2.gif  




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