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#41 Lorraine

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

View PostSupersyl, on 04 August 2015 - 12:11 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 04 August 2015 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostChicken hawk, on 04 August 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

I wonder if Ged, Alex , Or Neil cried after they exited the stage...

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I think it's very safe to assume Neil didn't cry.  At all.

Geddy, no - he is very disciplined.

Alex - if any one of them would have, it would have been him, but I think he is in such pain with his hands that even though I think he felt very bad, he was relieved it was over.

Look at the final song that's everywhere on Youtube.... Look at Geddy just jamming Garden Road in front of the stage looking into emptyness.... This is NOT a guy who's happy this is ending.... Look at Neil and his giddiness (No pun intended) leaving his kit the EXACT second the show ends, like a kid who just finished school... He COULDN"T wait to get out of there.... Look at his "bye bye!" and the way he bolts off the stage.... Look at Alex, standing there, not knowing what to do... Look at Geddy saying " "I" truly hope we'll see each other again".... Then taking a final look at the stage, heartbroken (And I think saying "Bye bye" to it)... (And the tap on the back from the roadie who probably knew how Geddy was feeling as he was handing him his bass) All the info we need is there..... The old expression goes "There wasn't a dry eye in the house" well, yes there were... TWO! Neil's eyes.... He was so happy to get out of there, I found it almost indecent.... I don't think we'll see Neil again.... Mosbach posted that "End Of The Road" pic after the show.... That Anderson guy's tweet... John Good... These are all people related to Neil (Don't think Al & Geddy have much of a relationship with any of those).... The only 2 people always saying in interviews that it's not the end are Geddy and Alex.... Someone wrote here on the board (Earl??) that Neil left the party pretty quick, while Geddy & Alex stayed 'til 2:30.... It's all there..... Geddy & Alex are on their own.....

On another note, saw somwewhere that in recent weeks, some idiots went and broke every remaining thing at Le Studio (Exterior windows, etc...) I TRULY hope that Rush fans who visit that place aren't doing that stuff........... The stupid media went and talked about the whole thing this Spring... Well... They probably just ended up doing the building in......... Now every idiot in town will go and party and squat and break everything... Way to go....

I agree with everything you said except the part about Neil. His taking pictures of the guys and the audiences was so cool. He left his kit when the show ended so he could run up front with the other two guys. Just the fact that he came up front was a big deal. You could tell by his face that he was choked up, as were they all.were. Give Neil a break. People always mistake his being uncomfortable with dislike.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

I hate to say it... Being a drummer... NP being a big part of my fandom and all... But I agree on the almost seeming indecent comment...I felt the same ... Not quite a "dickish" move... But pretty close ...
No wonder I remembered the p/g bus sprint while reading this thread...
Alex did look lost... And doing his best to hold it together....Lee even shot Alex a quick glance after NP left...



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:31 PM

View PostSupersyl, on 04 August 2015 - 12:11 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 04 August 2015 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostChicken hawk, on 04 August 2015 - 10:11 AM, said:

I wonder if Ged, Alex , Or Neil cried after they exited the stage...

♥♥♥♥♪♪

I think it's very safe to assume Neil didn't cry.  At all.

Geddy, no - he is very disciplined.

Alex - if any one of them would have, it would have been him, but I think he is in such pain with his hands that even though I think he felt very bad, he was relieved it was over.

Look at the final song that's everywhere on Youtube.... Look at Geddy just jamming Garden Road in front of the stage looking into emptyness.... This is NOT a guy who's happy this is ending.... Look at Neil and his giddiness (No pun intended) leaving his kit the EXACT second the show ends, like a kid who just finished school... He COULDN"T wait to get out of there.... Look at his "bye bye!" and the way he bolts off the stage.... Look at Alex, standing there, not knowing what to do... Look at Geddy saying " "I" truly hope we'll see each other again".... Then taking a final look at the stage, heartbroken (And I think saying "Bye bye" to it)... (And the tap on the back from the roadie who probably knew how Geddy was feeling as he was handing him his bass) All the info we need is there..... The old expression goes "There wasn't a dry eye in the house" well, yes there were... TWO! Neil's eyes.... He was so happy to get out of there, I found it almost indecent.... I don't think we'll see Neil again.... Mosbach posted that "End Of The Road" pic after the show.... That Anderson guy's tweet... John Good... These are all people related to Neil (Don't think Al & Geddy have much of a relationship with any of those).... The only 2 people always saying in interviews that it's not the end are Geddy and Alex.... Someone wrote here on the board (Earl??) that Neil left the party pretty quick, while Geddy & Alex stayed 'til 2:30.... It's all there..... Geddy & Alex are on their own.....

On another note, saw somwewhere that in recent weeks, some idiots went and broke every remaining thing at Le Studio (Exterior windows, etc...) I TRULY hope that Rush fans who visit that place aren't doing that stuff........... The stupid media went and talked about the whole thing this Spring... Well... They probably just ended up doing the building in......... Now every idiot in town will go and party and squat and break everything... Way to go....

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That's why I want to watch the end of the show so I can see what I pick up on them.

Where did you get the info about the party?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:56 PM

What did John Good say? I also didn't see the pic you are referencing from his riding partner

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

View PostSupersyl, on 04 August 2015 - 12:11 PM, said:


Look at the final song that's everywhere on Youtube.... Look at Geddy just jamming Garden Road in front of the stage looking into emptyness.... This is NOT a guy who's happy this is ending.... Look at Neil and his giddiness (No pun intended) leaving his kit the EXACT second the show ends, like a kid who just finished school... He COULDN"T wait to get out of there.... Look at his "bye bye!" and the way he bolts off the stage.... Look at Alex, standing there, not knowing what to do... Look at Geddy saying " "I" truly hope we'll see each other again".... Then taking a final look at the stage, heartbroken (And I think saying "Bye bye" to it)... (And the tap on the back from the roadie who probably knew how Geddy was feeling as he was handing him his bass) All the info we need is there..... The old expression goes "There wasn't a dry eye in the house" well, yes there were... TWO! Neil's eyes.... He was so happy to get out of there, I found it almost indecent.... I don't think we'll see Neil again.... Mosbach posted that "End Of The Road" pic after the show.... That Anderson guy's tweet... John Good... These are all people related to Neil (Don't think Al & Geddy have much of a relationship with any of those).... The only 2 people always saying in interviews that it's not the end are Geddy and Alex.... Someone wrote here on the board (Earl??) that Neil left the party pretty quick, while Geddy & Alex stayed 'til 2:30.... It's all there..... Geddy & Alex are on their own.....

That is an incredible display of fan projection. "All the info we need is there?" "Indecent?" Are you kidding?

No offense, but who are you (or any of us?) to assume what is going through the mind of an artist who is known for being an intensely private person and has readily (and repeatedly!) admitted in interviews that they're shy and awkward when it comes to emotions? Only one person truly knows how Neil Peart felt at the end of a major tour (and the end of this chapter of Rush), and his name is Neil Peart.

Posts like this are ultimately disrespectful speculation. These guys have given their fans so much. They don't deserve fans assuming their personal feelings and emotions.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:46 PM

Simple truth.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

View PostJBsDWdrums, on 04 August 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:

What did John Good say? I also didn't see the pic you are referencing from his riding partner

You can see it here:

https://instagram.com/p/535FRcAZ9_/

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:00 PM

It was tough seeing them leave the stage from the scoper's feed that I was watching at the end who was seated on the Stage Left side right next to the stage. I sobbed when I saw them leaving the stage live and direct.  

And when I watched that YT video from the 2nd row a few hours later I sobbed again. Can't handle seeing that particular goodbye again that well ATM :(

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:18 PM

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 04 August 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

View PostJBsDWdrums, on 04 August 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:

What did John Good say? I also didn't see the pic you are referencing from his riding partner

You can see it here:

https://instagram.com/p/535FRcAZ9_/

All I got was a blank page with "Instagram" in the upper left-hand corner.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

Spot on. I was at the Irvine show. Took my wife who was not a Rush fan, only had heard a handful of radio tunes. I said to her, this is an event, not for the light hearted, it will be long and it will be great, but it might be tough if you don't know the music. I gave her a cd with 80% of the set list C about 2 months prior. We got to the parking lot at 5 and parked closest to the back of the stage-about 200+ yards away. Within minutes I could hear them doing Subdivisions for soundcheck. Chills hit me and I got an all over body buzz that never went away until 12:30 that night waiting to get out of the parking lot from hell.

The show was amazing. I have never seen so many fans all in sync with their love for the band and positive energy, it was surreal. I wept 5 separate times during the show just from pure joy and knowing this might be the last time I see them. I never stopped singing as the tears formed. I had crappy seats but it did not matter and it didn't matter to everyone in my section. Hard to put in to words how these shows really are and how they impact certain people, but for me it was a religious experience. The feeling inside was electric. It was like nothing I have felt. The time went by so quickly, I could have stood there another 3 hours and not noticed.

My wife was blown away at the musicianship, the feeling communicated through their music and band in general. She finally got what we have all known for the entire time. Magic. This is what life is all about.


I watched the entire Forum show on Periscope and got choked up again.  Bill is the man for broadcasting the entire show.

Edited by Rockosmith, 04 August 2015 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:23 PM

Couldn't disagree more with the interpretations of Neil's behavior.  He looked choked up to me.  Ya'll make it sound like he flipped everyone off as he left.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:31 PM

View PostLorraine, on 04 August 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 04 August 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

View PostJBsDWdrums, on 04 August 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:

What did John Good say? I also didn't see the pic you are referencing from his riding partner

You can see it here:

https://instagram.com/p/535FRcAZ9_/

All I got was a blank page with "Instagram" in the upper left-hand corner.

Here it is:

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Edited by Catch The Mystery, 04 August 2015 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:36 PM

Not saying Neil flipped anyone off...and yes I've heard and read ad nauseum about Neils shyness...for 35 years now....I'm not even saying it was anything overt...it just looked a bit....dismissive...no where near as gracious as Lee and Lifeson....I feel to deny that is being a bit silly...IF its the last of Rush touring he takes pics...grins...and says bye bye...?... Can't hang with his buds and take it in a second more?... ok....

I've gotten pretty much "whatever" on this shyness thing...probably due to seeing dozens of others and meeting many handle it just a bit differently let's say.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:38 PM

View PostSelf-Indulgence, on 04 August 2015 - 12:12 PM, said:

Geddy said:  "...and I do hope we'll meet again sometime."

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Neil was upset, look at his eyes! He left as quick as he could. I am sure he felt overwhelmed and vulnerable. It was not a dick move by any stretch. If you understand and accept Neils personality, you could easily understand this.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:45 PM

Any other good closeup shots from that moment?  That's not the best picture to tell.  For me at least.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:46 PM

Was that pic of them walking down the hallway taken after the L.A. Show or after an earlier gig?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:48 PM

View PostTexMike, on 04 August 2015 - 02:46 PM, said:

Was that pic of them walking down the hallway taken after the L.A. Show or after an earlier gig?

Are you talking about the one from the video after the show?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:49 PM

I was going to say I think that's an earlier gig... He may have reposted it... But I'm pretty sure I saw that shot before...

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:52 PM

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 04 August 2015 - 02:31 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 04 August 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

View PostCatch The Mystery, on 04 August 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

View PostJBsDWdrums, on 04 August 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:

What did John Good say? I also didn't see the pic you are referencing from his riding partner

You can see it here:

https://instagram.com/p/535FRcAZ9_/

All I got was a blank page with "Instagram" in the upper left-hand corner.

Here it is:

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Thanks!  :hug2:

The first question that popped into my head was:  why is he walking ahead of and not  with them?



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