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#61 Lorraine

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:10 PM

I didn't want to start a new thread, but I just watched the Hemispheres Prelude/Cygnus X-1 from the Newark show.

Repeating myself often, but really - those of us who didn't get to a show owe a lot to those of you who filmed these shows for us.

Anyway, the light show for Cygnus X-1 was incredible.  I never noticed it before, but I've now watched various shows from the tour or individual songs enough to now concentrate on other things that I missed or didn't pay attention to before.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:05 AM

The entire show. Every bit of it.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 01:32 PM

Seeing Tom Sawyer & Camera eye & the Wreckers.  Learning to love Anarchist & coming to associate it with memories from this tour. I did NOT like the props moving though, too distracting.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:19 PM

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from curtain up to curtain down- RUSH concerts are events  

If a Rush concert was a sporting event, it would be like an NHL game-you can't take your eyes off the action for a moment. Other group's shows are more like baseball games-you can easily find time for a potty break. Go see Paul McCartney or John Fogerty when they announce "here's a new one." Sort of like a 7th inning stretch. Of course, I have to admit that at the TM tour, when they announced Bu2B, I found it the perfect time to Go2P..

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

I get goosebumps any time I watch the intro video with the curtain coming up into The Anarchist. Sick, really. Awesome way to start the show. Had me saying 'Holy Shit!' in Lincoln because I opted not to follow on opening night...

The intro video was just really well done all the way around.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:46 AM

I liked it better when the show began with CA rather than The Anarchist.  But both songs are good.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

Lakeside Park or Losing It for me. Still can't believe they played them live.

In Greensboro, the man standing next to me actually dialed up his wife during Lakeside Park. They could see each other through the video phone call. He started crying because he proposed to his wife while listening to the song some 13 years ago. Incredible.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:49 PM

The 2nd set is the best ever.

I still feel having 3 songs off CA was a mistake. I think the boys have a great appreciation for those songs but most fans even die hard fans can take or leave CA. They should have only played 1 or 2 at the most.

Rush made RTB a great experience on R40. They could have found a song off Presto, T4E or Hold Your Fire to impress us in a different way.
If you are going to stick to 1 or 2 songs from every album, CA did not deserve 3...NOT on THIS tour.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:06 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 31 August 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

The 2nd set is the best ever.

I still feel having 3 songs off CA was a mistake. I think the boys have a great appreciation for those songs but most fans even die hard fans can take or leave CA. They should have only played 1 or 2 at the most.

Rush made RTB a great experience on R40. They could have found a song off Presto, T4E or Hold Your Fire to impress us in a different way.
If you are going to stick to 1 or 2 songs from every album, CA did not deserve 3...NOT on THIS tour.

While the three they played were three of my favorites from CA, I agree. They just got through playing nine (?) on the CA tour. The only thing I can surmise is that CA, being their newest release, has had little live exposure because it is so new, and maybe that's why they gave it the extra song this go-around. :huh:

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, but we just had the CA tour - two legs of it.

They could have played a song off of an album that was - well - ignored :laughing guy: on this tour.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

I also realize they played 'Time Stands Still' at a handful of shows on R40....Wonder why it was randomly inserted?
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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:35 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 31 August 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

If you are going to stick to 1 or 2 songs from every album, CA did not deserve 3...NOT on THIS tour.

I'm guessing they played 3 from CA most nights as part of a give-and-take in terms of the setlist.  The guys obviously still enjoy playing newer material while they know most fans would prefer to hear stuff from the 70s and 80s.  So with this year's 2nd set, they were saying okay here are your epics, but we're still gonna play 20 minutes of CA material for US.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:36 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 31 August 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

I also realize they played 'Time Stands Still' at a handful of shows on R40....Wonder why it was randomly inserted?
Thoughts?

No, they didn't.  TSS was last played on TM tour.

Edited by TexMike, 31 August 2015 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 31 August 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

I also realize they played 'Time Stands Still' at a handful of shows on R40....Wonder why it was randomly inserted?
Thoughts?

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:51 PM

It was fantastic hearing the Clockwork Angels songs they played. It's their newest album, they think very highly of it (as do many of us here), and it had every "right" to get as much play as it did.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:55 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 31 August 2015 - 03:51 PM, said:

It was fantastic hearing the Clockwork Angels songs they played. It's their newest album, they think very highly of it (as do many of us here), and it had every "right" to get as much play as it did.
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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:30 PM

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For me, the surprise triple-threat of Hemispheres Prelude, Xanadu, and Cygnus X-1 was amazing.

I also loved the Trailer Park Boys appearance in the Roll The Bones video.

Also, the encore video and subsequent homage to themselves for the last few songs was great. Putting amps on chairs, just awesome.


Can't forget the barrage of ever-increasing washing machines and amps during the songs either :lol:

All of the above, minus Roll The Bones (always considered that song the very worst of Rush).

Lakeside Park and Anthem were unexpected gems, especially when Geddy had said in the recent past that he hated Lakeside Park (and indeed anything prior to 2112!).

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:41 PM

The drum solo during Cygnus X-1.  I thought it was Neil's most intense solo I'd ever heard.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:39 AM

For the first set I found Distant Early Warning to be very powerful. The crowd really got into it. Second set, Jacob's Ladder. Just amazing.

My favorite part overall was the walk backwards through time. How the songs went from heavily layered to more and more sparse was genius!

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

Even though the stage effects including the amps were fake due to the fact that their amplification is run through the venue's PA system,the show was fantastic and still gave me goosebumps(good ones!). Funny I get them every time I listen to Soliloquy from 2112 on  "All the world's a stage".


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