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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:49 PM

I'm sure this has been asked too many times on here, but google didn't explain an answer to my question sufficiently :P. What exactly are Geddycorns and what is the name's origin/meaning?

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:11 PM

I thought Geddycorns (taken from Unicorns) referred to women at Rush shows because they were mythical :lol:

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:22 PM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 02 July 2015 - 02:11 PM, said:

I thought Geddycorns (taken from Unicorns) referred to women at Rush shows because they were mythical :lol:
Sounds reasonable to me. Never heard of it personally... :eh:

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

^^That makes perfect sense, lol! I thought they were either female Rush fans or Ged's fan girls. The actual word sounded like something painful growing on the bottoms of his feet :D.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:33 PM

View Postgeddylennon, on 02 July 2015 - 02:25 PM, said:

^^That makes perfect sense, lol! I thought they were either female Rush fans or Ged's fan girls. The actual word sounded like something painful growing on the bottoms of his feet :D.
I didn't even realize this was in NWW as I clicked on the link from the "recent topics" section on the main page - sorry for intruding :)


I did a quick google and found this link from when I Love You Man was filmed...
http://www.thestar.c..._geddycorn.html

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The Rush scene was shot over 10 hours at the Avalon Hollywood when the band was on a one-day break in its 2008 tour.
But, as Rush bass player Geddy Lee told I Love You, Man director John Hamburg, women sightings are rare at a Rush gig.
"Geddy Lee told me they call them `Geddycorns.' Women at Rush concerts are mythical and seldom seen."
Seems Rudd is a mega-fan himself.
"He was as excited as a 12-year-old girl meeting the Jonas Brothers," quipped Segel.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:36 PM

I have know many fine geddycorns over my 30+ years of rush fanship.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:48 AM

View Postgeddylennon, on 02 July 2015 - 01:49 PM, said:

I'm sure this has been asked too many times on here, but google didn't explain an answer to my question sufficiently :P. What exactly are Geddycorns and what is the name's origin/meaning?
The Geddycorn is a magnificent, magical creature.  For a long time, she was thought to be a myth...  Like a Unicorn.  A beautiful creature, thought to only exist in imagination/stories.  Never real, never existing at all.
The Geddycorn is a female Rush fan, who enjoys Rush on their own... not dragged in by a brother or boyfriend.
Geddycorns have existed from the very start of Rush, though they were much rarer in those early days...
One of the first Geddycorns was Donna Halper, who gave the band great air-time on WMMS in Cleveland.  She recognized the awesomeness and shared it with the world.  :)
But Rush was seen as a "guy band", and without a significant number (or any, lol) love songs to make the chicks swoon, it was assumed that girls just wouldn't dig Rush.
And for a time, many girls didn't really.  They were dragged to shows by brothers or boyfriends.  But even in those early days, the Geddycorn existed, though their majesty had not yet been recognized.  The presence of a female at a Rush show was thought to be strictly because of a male bringing them along.

Some of the girls that were dragged to a show, or otherwise made to listen, became Rush fans, of course.  And for a time, it was assumed that any girl that liked Rush, got into them because of a male influence.  Some of these  might be thought of as pseudo-Geddycorns, as they did not begin willingly.  Only gradually coming around after repeated exposure.
Some are actual Geddycorns, digging the band right away, they just hadn't heard them on the radio or whatever.  Once exposed to the music, their true Geddycorn nature shone forth.  Brothers learned that their Geddfycorn sisters were cool, boyfriends found a deeper love for their Geddycorn girlfriends.
Other Geddycorns sprang up spontaneously, with no guy in their life saying "Hey, check out this band"  or "Sweetie, have you heard this song?  You'll love it".  They happened upon Rush by chance, and instantly felt that spark.  These were the rarest of Geddycorns, as, for a long while, Rush just didn't get the air-time they deserved.  It was hard for the average girl to hear a Rush song out of the blue.  (but we do exist!)

The origin of the term Geddycorn, I do not know.  But meaning is clear... we are girls who like Rush because we like Rush.  And we are awesome!  :)

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:12 PM

I am a very proud Geddycorn myself then ;).

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:41 PM

View Postgeddylennon, on 04 July 2015 - 12:12 PM, said:

I am a very proud Geddycorn myself then ;).
That's because you have great taste in music.  ;)
All Geddycorns do

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:53 PM

Is this a geddycorn?
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:08 AM

I'm am part of this elite group....at the tender age of 10...is that a Geddycornette? I in fact got my husband into the band, he was listening to crap before he met me..lol.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:53 PM

Posted ImageDiscovered them on my own 30 years ago as a teenager.
Posted ImageHave seen most Rush shows on my own since 1988 :)

Now I'm wondering am I the only Dutch Geddycorn here on the forum?

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 02:31 AM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 02 July 2015 - 02:11 PM, said:

I thought Geddycorns (taken from Unicorns) referred to women at Rush shows because they were mythical :lol:


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 02:32 AM

Yes, that's correct. Proud Geddycorn here!

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 11:32 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 July 2015 - 07:53 PM, said:

Is this a geddycorn?
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love this!

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 06:04 PM

I was introduced to the music of Rush by my boyfriend but I am proud to be a Geddycorn

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 06:31 PM

Welcome to TRF, Sera!  :)

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 07:32 PM

View PostSera, on 07 December 2015 - 06:04 PM, said:

I was introduced to the music of Rush by my boyfriend but I am proud to be a Geddycorn

Welcome, Sera!  Always nice to meet a Geddy fan!

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:58 PM

que, Sera, sera?

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 09:47 AM

aww thank you for the welcome,it's nice to be on the board.
Athemic-I hadn't thought of that,it was just short for Seraphina lol




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