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#41 Mieko8

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

Where and when did Rush announce this is it??  They didn't.  They said this could be the last tour of this magnitude.  This means many different things.  What they did NOT say is that this is the end.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 May 2015 - 07:44 PM, said:

I've been thinking about this for a long time. I thought they were done back when Grace Under Pressure came out. I thought, "how can they possibly keep going after this tripe?" But they did. Then Neil's wife and daughter died and he went on his motorcycle trip and I thought, "now they're done." Then Time Machine tour came around and I thought "everyone is saying this is the last tour, they can't possibly keep going now." But they did and put out a new album. Now they're actually saying they're done, so I have to believe it. Though a small part of me hopes it's not so, I can hardly imagine we've had them around for so long. They've been a soundtrack to a lot of our lives. We've been so lucky to have them.

That's cause you're wise, darlin'. :)

Most of the diehards online won't believe it until it's said outright black and white.

But that really isn't Rush's style.They're not going to say "FAREWELL tour' or 'THIS IS IT.' It just isn't like them to do that. They're hinting enough. People should take the hints.

Anybody who thinks a moneymaker like Ray Daniels willingly says 'probable' retirement, isn't paying close attention. :)

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:10 PM

My memories can never be taken!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:29 PM

View Postvital signz, on 14 May 2015 - 07:00 AM, said:

I love coming to the TRF every day.  It is a place where hopeful fans share a connection--one where we, like children months before Christmas, anticipate "surprises" of what is to come in hopefully what will not seem like too long of a waiting period in the near future.

However, the writing is on the wall, already eluded to by the band and Ray Danniels, that "getting three 65 year olds on the road ever again seems unlikely.

I don't know about you guys, but I feel very sad inside.  This tour is certain to make us all feel better for a while.  The deep cuts and the effort by this band to give us the best of what they have to give is an incredible gesture.  

These guys sure do care about us all to do such amazing things year after year, and that is why we all love them like like we do.  I have never felt anything like I feel for Rush for any other band.  An kind of weird analogy is it is beginning to feel like a dear friend is now expected to be dying......and the hollowness you know that will be coming in the not too distant future is beginning to settle in.  I am beginning to feel sick about it.

We love you Geddy, Alex, and Neil.  You guys are the best of the best.  Thanks for the big effort this tour.  We all appreciate it and all of the work that you and all of your tour team has put forth every time in the past, but especially this time.  It is easy to see how much thought you all put into making this "last hurrah" so unbelievably special.  Can't wait to catch you all in Columbus.  

I will love coming here to visit with all of you after the tour, but I suspect we all might feel a bit differently afterwards....maybe like discovering that Santa isn't real after all, and the magic may be gone from the holiday forever.  Our love we have for this band in our hearts I am sure will continue to stoke the fire that keeps this place alive with happiness and great posts...for a while.  But we will, I believe, just feel somehow emptier, more hollow, sad not knowing what is to come;  after all a 40 year relationship suddenly changing, will have to impact us all in some way.  The ever changing soundtrack to my life, and many of all all here, is perhaps about to lose its primary writers---I don't think any other authors will ever be able to take their places. :Neil: :Alex: :geddy:

Not to be too cynical, but they don't really care about us in any sense except playing a few songs they think some fans would like to hear. They aren't going to come to your house when your kid is sick. They aren't going to send you a card when your dog dies. They aren't even going to call you to congratulate you on that promotion.

Don't get me wrong, I'll miss hearing new albums and maybe seeing them live (Geddy's voice won't last much longer anyway), but I'd bet none of our day to day lives will change in any appreciable way when Rush calls it quits.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:32 PM

Yeah, it's strange. I'm thinking they still might do smaller get togethers and perhaps clinics of some sort. They are all to creative to not continue with releasing some sort of music. But big ass tours I believe are definitley done.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:40 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 14 May 2015 - 11:29 PM, said:

View Postvital signz, on 14 May 2015 - 07:00 AM, said:

I love coming to the TRF every day.  It is a place where hopeful fans share a connection--one where we, like children months before Christmas, anticipate "surprises" of what is to come in hopefully what will not seem like too long of a waiting period in the near future.

However, the writing is on the wall, already eluded to by the band and Ray Danniels, that "getting three 65 year olds on the road ever again seems unlikely.

I don't know about you guys, but I feel very sad inside.  This tour is certain to make us all feel better for a while.  The deep cuts and the effort by this band to give us the best of what they have to give is an incredible gesture.  

These guys sure do care about us all to do such amazing things year after year, and that is why we all love them like like we do.  I have never felt anything like I feel for Rush for any other band.  An kind of weird analogy is it is beginning to feel like a dear friend is now expected to be dying......and the hollowness you know that will be coming in the not too distant future is beginning to settle in.  I am beginning to feel sick about it.

We love you Geddy, Alex, and Neil.  You guys are the best of the best.  Thanks for the big effort this tour.  We all appreciate it and all of the work that you and all of your tour team has put forth every time in the past, but especially this time.  It is easy to see how much thought you all put into making this "last hurrah" so unbelievably special.  Can't wait to catch you all in Columbus.  

I will love coming here to visit with all of you after the tour, but I suspect we all might feel a bit differently afterwards....maybe like discovering that Santa isn't real after all, and the magic may be gone from the holiday forever.  Our love we have for this band in our hearts I am sure will continue to stoke the fire that keeps this place alive with happiness and great posts...for a while.  But we will, I believe, just feel somehow emptier, more hollow, sad not knowing what is to come;  after all a 40 year relationship suddenly changing, will have to impact us all in some way.  The ever changing soundtrack to my life, and many of all all here, is perhaps about to lose its primary writers---I don't think any other authors will ever be able to take their places. :Neil: :Alex: :geddy:

Not to be too cynical, but they don't really care about us in any sense except playing a few songs they think some fans would like to hear. They aren't going to come to your house when your kid is sick. They aren't going to send you a card when your dog dies. They aren't even going to call you to congratulate you on that promotion.

Don't get me wrong, I'll miss hearing new albums and maybe seeing them live (Geddy's voice won't last much longer anyway), but I'd bet none of our day to day lives will change in any appreciable way when Rush calls it quits.

I think they care a bit more than you give them credit. And no, my everyday life won't be affected by thier retirement, but this is a band who has been around through my teen years till now. I can't say that about any other music act. I recall where I was, and what was happening in my life, relationships, school, work , wherever it may have been,  when each album was released, starting with my introduction to Power Windows on vinyl that my friend Tony had. These three dudes have essentially been riding shotgun for the last 30 years of my life.

Edited by Xanadoood, 14 May 2015 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:28 AM

Santa isn't real?

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:36 AM

View PostXanadoood, on 14 May 2015 - 11:32 PM, said:

Yeah, it's strange. I'm thinking they still might do smaller get togethers and perhaps clinics of some sort. They are all to creative to not continue with releasing some sort of music. But big ass tours I believe are definitley done.
clinics???

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:45 AM

All my favourite bands are facing retirement by now and this means I will probably reduce attending gigs in future.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:55 AM

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Santa isn't real?

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:38 AM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 14 May 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

we'll have more free time and more money to spend.

that's not all bad.

Just think of the fans who have been to 100 shows or more, and spend thousands on tickets (and travel costs) to multiple shows each Tour.  They will be going though major withdrawl symptoms, but their bank accounts may be in better shape!  :D

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

For those who are still holding on to the notion that this is not the end that's ok!  In my opinion I truly believe this is it for them. I can't remember what interview or who said it (Geddy?) but I do remember one of them saying they would never announce a farewell tour that they would simply fade away and call it quits. The farewell notion doesn't interest them.

If you have read the R40 tour book I cant imagine any fan not coming to that conclusion. It's there way of saying it without saying it and still giving us a chance to say goodbye.

I will be enjoying show #55 at Jiffy Lube Live on 5/30 with that in mind and waving goodbye at the end. So fortunate to have grown up listening to their music for all these years. I mean gradating from HS same year as MP release doesn't get any better than that. Fond memories for sure!

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:05 AM

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All things must come to pass. Such is life. "_
It's been a hell of a run...and what a way to go out!



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:08 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 14 May 2015 - 09:54 AM, said:

Lorraine will provide us polls of the best RUSH tribute bands to argue over. Life will go on.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:09 AM

The first time I ever heard RUSH was when I was 12 in 1980. I was at the school carnival and was on one of those rides where some dirty scrubby looking carnie guy plays his favorite music....He happened to play The Spirit of Radio. Many tunes were played on that ride but I was instantly hooked to that one song. Some time later I heard Tom Sawyer and recognized the voice and bought my first RUSH album. I thought for sure I'd find The Spirit of Radio on MP that day but didn't and was satisfied with MP. After playing the album 100 times I had to find The Spirit of Radio and eventually did. But it was Exit...Stage Left. So I bought that album, my 2nd RUSH album and then heard other songs that I loved....I then bought the other albums in descending order at that time as there was only 8 studio albums and 2 live Albums....I was in hog heaven with so much material(1981)to listen and dissect...I love how their setlist is also in descending order. I know the end is near for them but they will always be a part of my playlist during the year. Usually around their new tour I start playing all of their albums again to get back into it before they come to Tampa...I love all of their music no matter how much they evolved. If I had to pick my top 4 RUSH albums I'd say this:

1. Moving Pictures( my first)
2. Clockwork Angels
3. 2112
4. Permanent Waves

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:33 AM

Well, it IS reality like it or not.  The band that has meant so much to me over the course of 35+ years will eventually ride off into the sunset and there's nothing I can do about it.  I can only take
my own memories and relive them as best as I can.  I will die knowing I have seen greatness many times.  This band has moved me like no other ever could or will.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:39 AM

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View PostXanadoood, on 14 May 2015 - 11:32 PM, said:

Yeah, it's strange. I'm thinking they still might do smaller get togethers and perhaps clinics of some sort. They are all to creative to not continue with releasing some sort of music. But big ass tours I believe are definitley done.
clinics???

Music clinics. Typically done at music schools. They demonstrate techniques in front of students, answering questions etc.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 11:59 AM

Does anyone here know for sure and certain how they regard their fans?  I'm not looking to read hearsay but something straight from them.

I know there are some here who know them personally.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:05 PM

View PostXanadoood, on 15 May 2015 - 08:39 AM, said:

View Postsatchmothesnowdog, on 15 May 2015 - 12:36 AM, said:

View PostXanadoood, on 14 May 2015 - 11:32 PM, said:

Yeah, it's strange. I'm thinking they still might do smaller get togethers and perhaps clinics of some sort. They are all to creative to not continue with releasing some sort of music. But big ass tours I believe are definitley done.
clinics???

Music clinics. Typically done at music schools. They demonstrate techniques in front of students, answering questions etc.
I know what clinics are lol. You are.freaking delusional if you think they will hold any

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:13 PM

I'd be shocked if Rush ever officially announced their retirement.  I could see Neil announcing his personal retirement (as he did privately to Alex and Geddy years ago), but I think the band's status would remain up in the air until one of them is explaining the lyrics of 2112 to St. Peter.  We'll get the "as long as Neil is retired, Rush is retired" from the other two.  

I don't have a problem with that approach whatsoever.



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