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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

We all know that Rush has a sense of humour.  This not only comes out in the little films they do for the shows, but onstage as well.  And it seems as though things are getting sillier as the tour draws to a close.  

Here are some fun things I've seen this tour.  

Vancouver:
Alex went over to Geddy, started making faces.  Geddy missed singing a word or two because he started laughing, then put his hand up as a blinder so he could continue singing.

Alex stood on the drum riser, stuck his butt at Neil, and Neil started beating it with drumsticks.

At the very end of the show, Neil had a photocopy of a woman's face that he held up in front of his own.  (I have no idea who she was--does anyone know?)

Seattle:
Two roadies dressed as cats came out onstage for no particular reason.

Roadies stood next to the drum kit holding up a life size cutout of Kiss.  They stood there for several minutes until the guys all noticed.

At the beginning of 2112 Alex stood on the drum riser in the same stance as the Starman guy.  Then he mimed pulling down his pants to ba the crowd.

What else have you seen?

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

Don't forget the inflatable dancing thingy behind the drum riser.  I think that showed up in Toronto, and finished out the east coast.

And, at a couple of shows, they've had a roadie with a violin pretend to play with them.  As if that would ever happen!  A violinist playing with Rush!  Makes me laugh just thinking about it!

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM

It was cool when Alex had his copy of the YBG newspaper and mocked wiping with it in Seattle...that was an awesome tribute!

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:12 PM

Chicago: The weird stache Neil came out with to start the 2nd half...someone had a picture of it here somewhere.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

Oh, another Seattle one:  Alex held up his guitar in front of Neil, who started drumming on the strings.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:23 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 21 July 2015 - 12:13 PM, said:

Oh, another Seattle one:  Alex held up his guitar in front of Neil, who started drumming on the strings.
And wasn't Neil gentle?

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

It was cool when Alex had his copy of the YBG newspaper and mocked wiping with it in Seattle...that was an awesome tribute!
Did that actually happen? :lol:

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 21 July 2015 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

It was cool when Alex had his copy of the YBG newspaper and mocked wiping with it in Seattle...that was an awesome tribute!
Did that actually happen? :lol:

We can only hope.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:41 PM

Al was next to Geddy messing with him during the Chicago encore and Ged was trying to shoo the fly away.

Also, during Xanadu, did anyone catch the 'bird of prey' hand gesture that Geddy did during that one high bend note from Al?

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

View PostDr. Sheldon Cooper, on 21 July 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

View PostThat One Guy, on 21 July 2015 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

It was cool when Alex had his copy of the YBG newspaper and mocked wiping with it in Seattle...that was an awesome tribute!
Did that actually happen? :lol:

We can only hope.
It was the Sheldon Cooper edition

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

I don't know if this would be considered funny but at the Columbus show one of the extras guys on stage almost got taken out by a flash pot.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:35 PM

View Posthcm, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

https://youtu.be/WFnPleUrm0Q?t=3m30s


We are the sumo wrestlers of the temples of syrinx in New Jersey!!!

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:02 PM

View Posthcm, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

Thanks!!! I forgot about the sumo wrestlers. I was totally baffled when that happened!

I recall Alex having a conversation with his dinosaurs. Don't remember if that was in person or on the scope!



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:03 PM

View PostGabrielgil513, on 21 July 2015 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Posthcm, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

Thanks!!! I forgot about the sumo wrestlers. I was totally baffled when that happened!

I recall Alex having a conversation with his dinosaurs. Don't remember if that was in person or on the scope!

View PostGabrielgil513, on 21 July 2015 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Posthcm, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

Thanks!!! I forgot about the sumo wrestlers. I was totally baffled when that happened!

I recall Alex having a conversation with his dinosaurs. Don't remember if that was in person or on the scope!

View PostGabrielgil513, on 21 July 2015 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Posthcm, on 21 July 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Yeah in Buffalo we had the dancing air thing, with a maple leaf tshirt on
In NJ there were a couple of sumo wrestler dudes

Thanks!!! I forgot about the sumo wrestlers. I was totally baffled when that happened!

I recall Alex having a conversation with his dinosaurs. Don't remember if that was in person or on the scope!


That was in KC during Subdivisions...I remember it very well! Alex was on fire that night, playing SO well. Much better than Houston.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

It's just a little thing, but watch Geddy at 2:08:28 during Xanadu in Denver, here:
https://www.youtube....h?v=NLtn9jL82EE

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:09 PM

In Portland:

Neil put drumsticks to his mouth like walrus tusks.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:09 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 21 July 2015 - 11:09 PM, said:

In Portland:

Neil put drumsticks to his mouth like walrus tusks.
He's such an introvert

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:10 PM

What about the end of the show before Garden Road when Neil stood up and did the Aqua Dance...remember that? Holding his nose and going down in the water? Remember--actually happened.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:12 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 21 July 2015 - 11:10 PM, said:

What about the end of the show before Garden Road when Neil stood up and did the Aqua Dance...remember that? Holding his nose and going down in the water? Remember--actually happened.

Oh yeah, he did do that. He's as big a goofball as Alex.



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