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#1 losingit2k

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Just suspend belief for a second and imagine RUSH get inducted into the RRHOF, then they get asked to do the Super Bowl Half Time Show in 2014 for their 40th Anniversary to embark on their R40 Tour. What four songs would you want them to play live considering the venue?

Place them in order of appearance: I went with:

2112 Overture
Tom Sawyer
Limelight
The Spirit of Radio

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

For Gods sake, this will NEVER happen so why even start the topic.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

View Postrocketom, on 03 December 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

For Gods sake, this will NEVER happen so why even start the topic.

Never say never, They would never play with a String section live!.....NOT!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

View Postlosingit2k, on 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM, said:

View Postrocketom, on 03 December 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

For Gods sake, this will NEVER happen so why even start the topic.

Never say never, They would never play with a String section live!.....NOT!

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Rush using a string section for THEIR concerts is not comparable with them being asked to play the SB halftime show. Rush is not a sellout mainstream band like The Who or the Black Eyed Peas, and they would not attract mainstream-thinking viewers and advertisers -- advertisers who are paying MILLIONS for 30-second spots. Rush will never be asked to play at the SB.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

For crying out loud...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

View Postrocketom, on 03 December 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

For Gods sake, this will NEVER happen so why even start the topic.

Some people have nothing better to do than think up imaginary setlists that will never, NEVER happen.  Everyone needs a hobby, I guess....

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

They haven't branded me the Setlist Swami for nothing!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

View Postlosingit2k, on 03 December 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

Just suspend belief for a second and imagine RUSH get inducted into the RRHOF, then they get asked to do the Super Bowl Half Time Show in 2014 for their 40th Anniversary to embark on their R40 Tour. What four songs would you want them to play live considering the venue?

Place them in order of appearance: I went with:

2112 Overture
Tom Sawyer
Limelight
The Spirit of Radio

:rush: :haz: :rush:


Hey buddy!  I like the idea!

I like the four song set list.  How about this:

They should open up with "One Little Victory"  ;)

"Spirit Of Radio"
"Limelight"
"Tom Sawyer"

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

While this would be just awesome for us :rush: freaks, it will never happen!  Unfortunately, :rush: falls into a category that isn't "mainstream" enough to generate television viewers.  Keep in mind that the sponsors are counting on substantial numbers of people seeing the ads to generate $$$$ to pay for the $1M+ 30-sec ads.  Past half-time performers indicate such trend:  Madonna, Rolling Stones, The Who, Phil Collins, etc...

Most people would say, :rush: , who the hell are they?????

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Here's my take on it...

Of course, it'll never happen, but it's cool to think about it and fantasize for a minute.  Like others have said, they'll only book a very commercially successful, mainstream band to play the Half Time show.  Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Bruce, Peas... those bands.  But one thing that I've always wondered about is why, since the NFL is a huge AMERCIAN event, why in the name of hell would they book a band that wasn't from the USA?  I think doing so is insulting to the Amercian viewers.  Didn't The Who play that show a few years back?  Why?

I think Rush could play the Half Time show of our Grey Cup in Canada, I'm sure they could.  It would be a big deal.  But, I don't want to see anything BUT Canadian bands playing at "our" game and if I was an Amercian I wouldn't want to see anything BUT a kick-ass American band playing at the Super Bowl.

Simple as that!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

View PostThunder Bay Rush, on 04 December 2012 - 09:32 AM, said:

Here's my take on it...

Of course, it'll never happen, but it's cool to think about it and fantasize for a minute.  Like others have said, they'll only book a very commercially successful, mainstream band to play the Half Time show.  Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Bruce, Peas... those bands.  But one thing that I've always wondered about is why, since the NFL is a huge AMERCIAN event, why in the name of hell would they book a band that wasn't from the USA?  I think doing so is insulting to the Amercian viewers.  Didn't The Who play that show a few years back?  Why?

I think Rush could play the Half Time show of our Grey Cup in Canada, I'm sure they could.  It would be a big deal.  But, I don't want to see anything BUT Canadian bands playing at "our" game and if I was an Amercian I wouldn't want to see anything BUT a kick-ass American band playing at the Super Bowl.

Simple as that!

Agree 100%. The Super Bowl half time show is stupid anyway.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

I'll go with Jacob's Ladder.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

That is something that would happen in my fantasy life but would I really want to see it? No.

After seeing Madonna do her disgusting ritualistic half-time show I don't even want anything to do with the NFL.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

never happen but ill play

Tom Sawyer
Fly By Night
SOR
Limelight

And if the hall of shame does come calling some day, i hope the boys give them a polite go fluk yourselves!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

I think I'm having a nightmare....

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

While it would be awesome and so much better than the past few years of entertainment, nope.  Just can't see it happening.

I honestly don't even know who is performing THIS Super Bowl...will probably have Rush playing over it, though. ;)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

Oh, Lord.  Just looked.  Beyonce.  Nice.

*searching for my puke bucket*

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

It would be nice, but it'll never happen.  That being said - here are a couple of options:

Out of this world set list:

1)  2112:  complete version
2)  Tom Sawyer

Super Ridiculous set list:

1) Cygnus
2)  Hemispheres

More realistic set list:

1)  Spirit of the Radio
2)  Headlong Flight
3)  Limelight
4)  Tom Sawyer

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Every f***ing year...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 04 December 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

I think I'm having a nightmare....

Yeah....that would be a nightmare...I can se the majority of the fans in the stands going WTF????????




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