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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:32 AM

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 04:25 PM

View PostBlue J, on 07 March 2015 - 08:27 AM, said:

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View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 06 March 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

So for your first Rush experience you got to watch them segue Xanadu into Superconductor :P

No, that was on the Roll the Bones tour- which I also did see, three shows, I think. But my first show was Presto tour. We got the full Superconductor, by itself. I believe they did play an abbreviated Xanadu that night, but I can't be certain (the recording of the show I have is missing about the last half hour- which also included La Villa Strangiato, in the encore!).
Both tours featured the same "medley" - about half of Xanadu into the entire Superconductor.  That's when the bunnies came out! :)
I remember that tour as well.  I remember thinking "man, these guys are getting up there in years.  They probably won't be playing too much longer...."

Silly me.

Clem.


This is inaccurate.  Superconductor was performed on it's own.  Xanadu was between Manhattan Project and YYZ.  The bunnies came out during the Tom Sawyer closer.

Here is the Presto tour setlist.  To my knowledge it was never altered, except as noted:

Force Ten (with "A Show of Hands" video intro)
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Subdivisions
Marathon
Red Barchetta
Superconductor
Show Don't Tell (preceeded Superconductor until 2/22)
The Pass
Closer To The Heart
Manhattan Project
Xanadu
YYZ
The Rhythm Method (Drum solo)
Scars
War Paint
Mission
Tom Sawyer
Encore: The Big Money (replaced by The Spirit of Radio 4/2)
2112 (Overture)
La Villa Strangiato
In The Mood
Wipe Out

Yes, I finished listening to all the rest of the show that I have- Xanadu is abbreviated at between six and a half and seven minutes, but going from that into YYZ is not bad. ;) And from YYZ into a monster drum solo (even with an average audience recording, holy crotales, it just comes thundering through the speakers!).

The recording I have ends after Scars.

FWIW my copy has War Paint (but stops after that).

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:06 AM

View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 06 March 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

So for your first Rush experience you got to watch them segue Xanadu into Superconductor :P

No, that was on the Roll the Bones tour- which I also did see, three shows, I think. But my first show was Presto tour. We got the full Superconductor, by itself. I believe they did play an abbreviated Xanadu that night, but I can't be certain (the recording of the show I have is missing about the last half hour- which also included La Villa Strangiato, in the encore!).
Presto was my first live show as well, in San Jose.  It was a great setlist, and featured the return of Freewill. :dweez:   Superconductor was really good live, and brought a lot of energy to the crowd.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:58 PM

View PostJustin Case, on 06 March 2015 - 05:25 PM, said:

View Postclem, on 06 March 2015 - 04:34 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 06 March 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

So for your first Rush experience you got to watch them segue Xanadu into Superconductor :P

No, that was on the Roll the Bones tour- which I also did see, three shows, I think. But my first show was Presto tour. We got the full Superconductor, by itself. I believe they did play an abbreviated Xanadu that night, but I can't be certain (the recording of the show I have is missing about the last half hour- which also included La Villa Strangiato, in the encore!).
Both tours featured the same "medley" - about half of Xanadu into the entire Superconductor.  That's when the bunnies came out! :)
I remember that tour as well.  I remember thinking "man, these guys are getting up there in years.  They probably won't be playing too much longer...."

Silly me.

Clem.


This is inaccurate.  Superconductor was performed on it's own.  Xanadu was between Manhattan Project and YYZ.  The bunnies came out during the Tom Sawyer closer.

Here is the Presto tour setlist.  To my knowledge it was never altered, except as noted:

Force Ten (with "A Show of Hands" video intro)
Freewill
Distant Early Warning
Time Stand Still
Subdivisions
Marathon
Red Barchetta
Superconductor
Show Don't Tell (preceeded Superconductor until 2/22)
The Pass
Closer To The Heart
Manhattan Project
Xanadu
YYZ
The Rhythm Method (Drum solo)
Scars
War Paint
Mission
Tom Sawyer
Encore: The Big Money (replaced by The Spirit of Radio 4/2)
2112 (Overture)
La Villa Strangiato
In The Mood
Wipe Out

Just a bit of house keeping...

Bunnies inflated during War Paint (see videos) but they were rocking out to Tom Sawyer

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:01 PM

View Postgoose, on 21 November 2016 - 12:06 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 06 March 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

So for your first Rush experience you got to watch them segue Xanadu into Superconductor :P

No, that was on the Roll the Bones tour- which I also did see, three shows, I think. But my first show was Presto tour. We got the full Superconductor, by itself. I believe they did play an abbreviated Xanadu that night, but I can't be certain (the recording of the show I have is missing about the last half hour- which also included La Villa Strangiato, in the encore!).
Presto was my first live show as well, in San Jose.  It was a great setlist, and featured the return of Freewill. :dweez:   Superconductor was really good live, and brought a lot of energy to the crowd.


The return of the first part of Freewill anyway......

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

I saw Rush the summer after my BF of 8 years moved away.  Going to their concert, taking piano and guitar lessons, and buying a dozen musical instruments is what helped me to get over it.

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Nov 8th 1981 at the Royal Highland Exhibition Centre (affectionately known as The Cowshed) in Edinburgh....God, I'm old......

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

me and my son who is in the usaf and stationed in arizona and me saw RUSH in greensboro,nc,2 years ago. it was his first concert and my i guess maybe 60 or 70th concert i had been too going back 45 years.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:32 PM

View Postapetersvt, on 06 March 2015 - 09:10 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 02:54 PM, said:

"Shake it up, now, Sugaree
I'll meet you at the jubilee
And if that jubilee don't come,
Maybe I'll meet you on the run..."

I urge everybody with the means and the opportunity to get out there and see Rush this year. We all deserve to be there!


They're a band beyond description
Like Jehovah's favorite choir
People joining hand in hand
While the music played the band, Lord
They're setting us on fire


HA!!  

Great Dead quotes you guys.

And awesome memories J!

A couple things:

I'd seen Rush once before - Hold Your Fire tour at the LA Forum. I loved that show, but to be honest, I thought it was a little TOO perfect, and wasn't sure if I wanted to see them again after that, even though I loved their music.

I went to Presto, cause my Mom (of all peeps!) wanted to go!!  She was an English teacher and used to use rock / popular tunes in her classes when she was teaching certain works of literature.

So we went.  April - LA Sports Arena. I'll have to check the stub cause I can't remember which night.

Soon as Xanadu started, I was transformed.

I made a vow never to miss another Rush show after that, if I could help it, and I was mostly able to stick to that.


And yea... Xanadu segued into YYZ on the Presto tour.. it was the same for me.

Edited by Mystic Slipperman, 29 May 2017 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 02:44 PM

View PostBlue J, on 06 March 2015 - 02:54 PM, said:

It's difficult for me to fathom that my very first Rush show has now been exactly 25 years ago. The guys in the band were still in their 30s back then- several years younger than I am right now.  ( :o ).

Thanks to Citizen of the World (a member on this forum), I have a recording of the show, which I never knew for sure even existed, until it was given to me. March 6th, 1990, at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. It's not the best recording in the world, but considering what audience recording technology was like in arena rock shows at the dawn of the 1990s...it really sounds pretty good.

I was a junior in high school, just about a month short of my 17th birthday, and I didn't have anyone to go with me, so I just went alone. And I had an absolute blast- it was the most amazing thing to go see this band that even back then, I had been listening to for ten years, and never seen live.

And here I am, 25 years later- gearing up for another Rush tour.

I missed out on a lot of years- after 1994, I didn't see Rush again until 2013. And after that long dry spell was finally broken, I promised myself that I would never miss another Rush tour, for however long they continue to play for us.

I'm reminded of a lyric from another band's song-

"Shake it up, now, Sugaree
I'll meet you at the jubilee
And if that jubilee don't come,
Maybe I'll meet you on the run..."

I urge everybody with the means and the opportunity to get out there and see Rush this year. We all deserve to be there!


Amazing post that started this thread!

I'm so happy to read it, Blue J!   :cheers:





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