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Lasers at R-40?

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#1 losingit2k

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

Is it time to bring back the lasers to their stage show? I think this is the only thing missing from their lighting in the past few concerts. Yeah I understand this is very 80's but it is basically an all encompassing 40 Years of RUSH Celebration and the lasers were a big part of their show during that era.

Anyway there had them in R30:

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

I think it would be pretty cool especially if they go with a simpler stage design, it still adds something neat.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

Yeah that would be great. Always loved the lasers.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Don't bring your cat along though.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:43 AM

They could play under four floodlights and I'd be happy. Its all about the music.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:11 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 30 April 2015 - 09:17 PM, said:

Yeah that would be great. Always loved the lasers.
Then you'll love this show. He's doing something waay cool with lasers that has never been done.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:48 AM

For me, one of the BEST moments during a show is the opening of XANADU with the lasers reaching the back of the arena (goosebumps!)

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

I miss the smoke and lasers during La Villa......

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:58 PM

GUP lasers . Who wants GUP Green Lasers?

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:20 PM

View PostFOH Lights, on 01 May 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 30 April 2015 - 09:17 PM, said:

Yeah that would be great. Always loved the lasers.
Then you'll love this show. He's doing something waay cool with lasers that has never been done.

Hopefully different colors!

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:23 PM

View PostPromark747, on 01 May 2015 - 10:48 AM, said:

For me, one of the BEST moments during a show is the opening of XANADU with the lasers reaching the back of the arena (goosebumps!)
That must've been epic to see. I wonder which tour they brought out the lasers for that song.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:03 PM

Fricken "lasers"???

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:11 AM

View PostLocalsBandGuy, on 01 May 2015 - 02:04 PM, said:

I miss the smoke and lasers during La Villa......

Agreed, one of my best images during a tour was the lasers spreading out during Alex's solo during the quiet/Slow part of La Villa.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:13 AM

View PostFOH Lights, on 01 May 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 30 April 2015 - 09:17 PM, said:

Yeah that would be great. Always loved the lasers.
Then you'll love this show. He's doing something waay cool with lasers that has never been done.

Thanks for the Head up FOH LIghts! How is the setlist looking? Great, Good, Meh, What?

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:28 AM

No lasers, no care!

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:13 PM

The lasers were pretty cool, particularly when they were used to great effect.

I loved when they had the effect that matched the lyrics to Marathon:  "More than just a dotted line, more than just a dash"

And having them bounce all over the place during Red Sector A was awesome.

Finally, the use of them during the guitar solo La Villa Straingato was about as perfect as it can get, especially on the Roll the Bones tour, where the lasers were paired with another set of lights coming out from the stage ramps.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:08 PM

Maybe they'll just take a bunch of previous show elements and put them together.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:31 PM

View PostCrimsonE, on 03 May 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

The lasers were pretty cool, particularly when they were used to great effect.

I loved when they had the effect that matched the lyrics to Marathon:  "More than just a dotted line, more than just a dash"

And having them bounce all over the place during Red Sector A was awesome.

Finally, the use of them during the guitar solo La Villa Straingato was about as perfect as it can get, especially on the Roll the Bones tour, where the lasers were paired with another set of lights coming out from the stage ramps.

I miss the spinning p/g in Between The Wheels! :)

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 08:18 PM

I remember when they played "Test For Echo" back in 1997, they had the 2 big satellite dishes on either side of the stage, and there were lasers shooting out of them, and out over the crowd. THAT was awesome.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 08:53 PM

They used them during Turn the Page too during the chorus two spinning green boxes eminating from the stage over the floor to the back of the arena. those were pretty cool but I have to admit during Laville was the best with the hand fan pattern behind Neil and the smoke just awesome! It would be cool to see them used again on some songs to drive the nostalgic feelings home.

Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 03 May 2015 - 08:55 PM.




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