Anybody else thinking about skipping this tour?
Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:58 AM
To me, the set list is going to be a hugely important factor. The last set I really loved was the R30 Tour. The last few tours, even the Time Machine Tour were just OK, I thought the shows were good, but they just didn't play what I wanted to hear, pre PoW material. Lot's of bands are touring now just playing older material, hopefully RUSH will follow suit.
And then there is the ticket price. We've all bitched about it. I feel it's almost criminal. I know how the price BS works and all the why's and how's of the deal, but that doesn't justify anything for me. Simply put, I don't wan't to pay that much for a decent seat....I'm not going to pay what is demanded for a decent seat, and I'm not going to be satisfied unless I'm up close. I've been up close a lot, front row for a few shows, and in the first few for many shows, 'cuz it was easy to get tickets and they didn't cost an arm and a leg before. And I've had not-so-great seats, and up close blows anything else away. That's all there is to it, no comparison.
But as great as it is being up close, I just can't justify the expense now. It's just too much and I'd rather skip this last chance which I guess really doesn't mean as much to me as it used to, than to get raped by a ticket broker, Ticketmaster, and ultimately the band I've loved for years.
Anybody else feel this way?
Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:09 AM
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:50 AM
Regarding prices, I also agree it's insane. This is nothing new for Rush fans. Except with the magnitude of this tour, there are more sell outs, and the expensive prices have climbed further from the stage. I disagree with those that say this is it, but Rush will one day soon no longer tour. I compare that to a sport I love, hockey. I had a chance to go today, get a decent seat for $80. Much less than Rush seats, but it's still $80. But there will always be hockey games available to go to. But not Rush concerts. And seats should get cheaper if willing to wait until a day of so before the show.
Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:52 AM
Or it will be for awhile.
IMO this is the last time most of us will see them
Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:00 PM
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:10 PM
1) Inadequate setlist (by my standards)- Omission of historically "important" songs from Fly-By-Night to P/G, or inclusion of a significant number of songs from the post-'97 era.
2) The band's surreptitious leaks that this is indeed their last tour has resulted in grossly distorted ticket resale prices. I won't be paying +$2k to sit within the first two rows of the stage for the reason that Rush- and nobody but Rush- is responsible for this dirty manipulation. R40 should really be called "A means to an End" tour.
Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:13 PM
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Now we ask the price of the land
Once we would take water
But now it must be wine
Now we've been
And now we've seen
What price peace of mind
Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:56 PM
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