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#41 upstateNYfan

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE (dtpoet @ Sep 6 2012, 01:56 PM)
I can see Nobody's Hero for Andrew.  

For years (or tours), it seems there has been a balance between what they "have" to play and what they "want" to play.  This could certainly be a sign that the scales are tipping towards "want".

Also, the reality is that the guys are getting older.  People tend to mellow as they get older.  view life through different lenses then they did 10, 20 years before.  SO while at first it surprised me to hear a song like Second Nature being thrown around, with a little thinking, it kind of makes sense.  THerefore, it doesn't surprise me to hear that more "mellow" songs would be included in the setlist.

Swapping out?  Of course.  It keeps the grind fresh and challenging.  It's what they want to do as opposed to what they should do.

Remember, this isn't about you, me, or the person in the seats.   We are just along for the ride.  This has always been the unwritten contract.  If you don't like it, you can go listen to other bands or go to other shows.  We the fan accept that they are going to do what they want to do and we have the choice to accept it or move on and they are perfectly fine with that.  They don't try to hold on to us with fancy gimmicks or witty advertising.

We are free to leave at any time....

great post. Totally agree!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (Del_Duio @ Sep 6 2012, 02:17 PM)
QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Sep 6 2012, 01:58 PM)
i kind of figured that they would play all or almost all of ca but the other selections? animate, second nature, manhattan project, nobody's hero, and marathon.....are major disappointments.  eh.gif

Wow, you don't agree with something RUSH says or does?  eyesre4.gif

it's called an opinion on the setlist.  i guess you're happy with everything they say and do and also the selections they made so far.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

very disappointed to hear that manhattan project and marathon are in the set.

Only positive in this report for me is Losing It and 2112 (only if its the full version.  

Not good.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (greg2112 @ Sep 6 2012, 02:51 PM)
very disappointed to hear that manhattan project and marathon are in the set.

Only positive in this report for me is Losing It and 2112 (only if its the full version. 

Not good.

same here.  losing itn was a good choice, they could have went with the beginning of hemispheres instead of 2112, but other than that not much to be excited about.

Edited by ReflectedLight, 06 September 2012 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

I think that the songs that have been confirmed thus far make for a very interesting set.  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (farcryoverspilledmilk @ Sep 6 2012, 12:39 PM)
The band has made the decision to rehearse the entire record and leave the options open this round to drop 2 and put 2 songs in. The complete record will not be performed on a nightly basis.

Hmmm, I think your friend might have misunderstood his source. Changing things up nightly, every other night, or anything other than mid-tour break, would be rather out of character. Don't ya think?  But I guess a journalist for the Union Leader Newspaper and a fellow Rush fan of OP's would know...

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (drgrendel @ Sep 6 2012, 02:58 PM)
I think that the songs that have been confirmed thus far make for a very interesting set.  

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Agreed!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (dtpoet @ Sep 6 2012, 01:56 PM)
I can see Nobody's Hero for Andrew.  

For years (or tours), it seems there has been a balance between what they "have" to play and what they "want" to play.  This could certainly be a sign that the scales are tipping towards "want".

Also, the reality is that the guys are getting older.  People tend to mellow as they get older.  view life through different lenses then they did 10, 20 years before.  SO while at first it surprised me to hear a song like Second Nature being thrown around, with a little thinking, it kind of makes sense.  THerefore, it doesn't surprise me to hear that more "mellow" songs would be included in the setlist.

Swapping out?  Of course.  It keeps the grind fresh and challenging.  It's what they want to do as opposed to what they should do.

Remember, this isn't about you, me, or the person in the seats.   We are just along for the ride.  This has always been the unwritten contract.  If you don't like it, you can go listen to other bands or go to other shows.  We the fan accept that they are going to do what they want to do and we have the choice to accept it or move on and they are perfectly fine with that.  They don't try to hold on to us with fancy gimmicks or witty advertising.

We are free to leave at any time....

Well now that you put it that way I feel like a d-bag for calling it my "pee break" song. That is actually a good choice if it is in the memory of their friend, that DOES make a lot of sense.

I really shouldn't complain though, there aren't any Rush songs that I don't like, only favorites and lesser favorites. Heh.  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

Good choices. Clockwork Angels rocks hard so good to have some mellower oldies too. I don't mind hearing Marathon again because after all it's maybe my favourite synth era Rush song.

I would have chanced the two Counterparts songs to something else from that album. Like Cut to the Chase and Cold Fire but I'm fine with Nobody's Hero dedicated to Andrew.

It still can be very good setlist but I hope they nail rest of the song choices because my fear right now is that there will be too many dull moments with all the ballady songs.

Edited by Flying Finn, 06 September 2012 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Nobody's Hero-  smile.gif
Second Nature- smile.gif
Losing It-  smile.gif  

All three in the same show? confused13.gif  

My guess is that Nobody's Hero will be played most nights.  Second Nature and Losing It seem like ideal candidates to swap from night to night. But what the heck do I know, I would have bet $100 that wouldn't ever include Entre Nous on a tour...

I haven't seen Rush since the Hold Your Fire tour almost 25 years ago. I want to hear CA loud and raw...everything else is a bonus.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

Personally I was hoping for Afterimage as a tribute to Andrew  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

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I haven't seen Rush since the Hold Your Fire tour almost 25 years ago. I want to hear CA loud and raw...everything else is a bonus.


davens, in the same boat - I havent seen them since RTB and I am taking my 17 year old to his first ever concert.  Everything is a bonus.

Tombstone - have you googled the ESL tour yet?  

Arch - depends on what you mean.  Muscially, they have written more challenging  material in their day. Tempo wise, 25% are slower tempos (HE, TG, BU2B2).  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (dtpoet @ Sep 6 2012, 01:56 PM)
I can see Nobody's Hero for Andrew.  


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A very thoughtful and fitting tribute to Andrew.

R.I.P. Andrew...I know you are with all of us in spirit.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (FOH Lights @ Sep 6 2012, 11:59 AM)
QUOTE (farcryoverspilledmilk @ Sep 6 2012, 12:39 PM)
The band has made the decision to rehearse the entire record and leave the options open this round to drop 2 and put 2 songs in. The complete record will not be performed on a nightly basis.

Hmmm, I think your friend might have misunderstood his source. Changing things up nightly, every other night, or anything other than mid-tour break, would be rather out of character. Don't ya think?  But I guess a journalist for the Union Leader Newspaper and a fellow Rush fan of OP's would know...

Agreed.

Swapping out new material does not make much sense to me.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (FOH Lights @ Sep 6 2012, 02:59 PM)
QUOTE (farcryoverspilledmilk @ Sep 6 2012, 12:39 PM)
The band has made the decision to rehearse the entire record and leave the options open this round to drop 2 and put 2 songs in. The complete record will not be performed on a nightly basis.

Hmmm, I think your friend might have misunderstood his source. Changing things up nightly, every other night, or anything other than mid-tour break, would be rather out of character. Don't ya think?  But I guess a journalist for the Union Leader Newspaper and a fellow Rush fan of OP's would know...

I was thinking the same thing about the 'changing out of songs' from night to night - I haven't seen that from Rush in their current form (can't speak for or remember much past S&A). It seems they are very 'locked in' when it comes to timing on the songs and the visual elements synching. There are tour breaks and they have dropped/added a song (or maybe two) for a different leg of a tour, but every other night or week a dropped/added song or two? Not saying that's not the case, just would be VERY unusual for them.  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

For me, it's a 30 year anniversary of me being a fan.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

I think it's funny that many are worried from this spoiler info that this RUSH show will be mellow because they are mellowing in their older age...LOL...  Um... let's see...Far Cry, Caravan, Headlong Flight, The Anarchist, Carnies, 7 Cities, BU2B, Clockwork Angles... pretty sure those will be in the show, along w/ obvious barn burners like Freewill, TSOR, etc.  Mellow??? Uh..no.  2.gif  1022.gif  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

On the VT tour they swapped a couple songs in and out every other night.  I am thinking Ceiling Unlimited and The Trees were two of the songs, and I think there were more.



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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE (Torgo Satyr @ Sep 6 2012, 03:21 PM)
I think it's funny that many are worried from this spoiler info that this RUSH show will be mellow because they are mellowing in their older age...LOL...  Um... let's see...Far Cry, Caravan, Headlong Flight, The Anarchist, Carnies, 7 Cities, BU2B, Clockwork Angles... pretty sure those will be in the show, along w/ obvious barn burners like Freewill, TSOR, etc.  Mellow??? Uh..no.  2.gif  1022.gif

yea but far cry sucks and freewill they've beaten to death. confused13.gif  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

I don't think I buy this, but I guess we'll know tomorrow!




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