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#21 x1yyz

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM

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I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM

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View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.
Indeed.  Just tickets alone.  :o

I've noticed that the same people tend to do it for every tour. I just can't imagine especially the way ticket prices have been.  Then to add on a hotel, transportation to and from wherever you go while you're there, food....etc.

At these prices I live out of my car and stay for cheap at campsites with shower facilities when I make extra$! Selling quesadillas in rhe parking lot after and before shows.

Oh sorry though you said Phish.

Speaking of Phish...when I was at Penn Station in New York waiting for the train to the Newark show, I was joined by 2 guys and we hung out the entire train ride and at the bar before the show. The 40 year old has seen Phish 125 times and the older guy has seen Springsteen around 80 times I think he said.

As for myself...I went to 4 on this tour. Night 1 in Toronto, Montreal, Newark and New York. Financially I was ok because I had a full 5 months of planning after I bought the tickets. I wanted to do Boston and Philly too, but that would have meant staying in Montreal the night of that show, taking the plane to Boston the next day, seeing that show the day after that. Then flying to Philly and seeing that show the night after. That would have been 9 days straight of hotels, seeing as though I left on the following Tuesday the night after the New York show.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:58 PM

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I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.

I know several people who went to well over 20, the top number being 29.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:59 PM

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View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.

I know several people who went to well over 20, the top number being 29.
Was 29 Stevie?

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:00 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:49 PM, said:

I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

It was great meeting you too. Sad that we were at the same party in Seattle but didn't know it!

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:01 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 06 August 2015 - 10:59 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:58 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.

I know several people who went to well over 20, the top number being 29.
Was 29 Stevie?

Not who I was speaking of, but she may possibly have gone to that many.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:03 PM

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 11:00 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:49 PM, said:

I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

It was great meeting you too. Sad that we were at the same party in Seattle but didn't know it!
Dude that blew my mind. In the same HOT upstairs pub yet we didn't meet. Did you catch Ron dropping his beer on x1yyz? That funny as hell because she took it so well...kinda rhymes. The Geddy clone there was interesting to meet. Even sounded Canadian

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:04 PM

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 11:00 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:49 PM, said:

I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

It was great meeting you too. Sad that we were at the same party in Seattle but didn't know it!

Did you meet any other TRFers there?  (The party in the upstairs area of the bar, right?)  I was hanging out with 3 or 4 others.

Edited by x1yyz, 06 August 2015 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:08 PM

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View Postgoose, on 06 August 2015 - 07:01 PM, said:

The usual Seattle-Portland double-shot for me.

Two excellent shows!
Glad I made that Seattle trip Goose. It was so fun to hang out, even if it was just for a short time.
For sure!

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:09 PM

View PostTexMike, on 06 August 2015 - 06:29 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:24 PM, said:

View PostTexMike, on 06 August 2015 - 06:14 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.
Indeed.  Just tickets alone.  :o

I've noticed that the same people tend to do it for every tour. I just can't imagine especially the way ticket prices have been.  Then to add on a hotel, transportation to and from wherever you go while you're there, food....etc.
And what are the odds you could get tickets for 12 shows on THIS tour without having to resort to StubHub or some other broker.  Then it really gets ridiculous.

Actually there were some great deals available on StubHub for several shows late in the day on show days. I bought a 3rd row ticket right in front of Alex for New Orleans for $280. Then I ended up selling my previously bought 16th row seat for $60 (I had paid $145 for it). There were people everywhere selling tickets for that show and very few buyers. My friends in Calgary all ended up in the first 2 rows. There were something like 6 or 8 front row seats on stub hub that went unsold for that show. The highest I paid was $675 for MSG. I hadn't planned on going to that show until the day before and there were very few tickets available,

Edited by Empty Mindless Spectre, 06 August 2015 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:11 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 11:04 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 11:00 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:49 PM, said:

I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

It was great meeting you too. Sad that we were at the same party in Seattle but didn't know it!

Did you meet any other TRFers there?  (The party in the upstairs area of the bar, right?)  I was hanging out with 3 or 4 others.

Not that I'm aware of. I met quite a few people that day though, so maybe I did without realizing it.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:17 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 06 August 2015 - 11:03 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 11:00 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 06 August 2015 - 10:53 PM, said:

View PostEmpty Mindless Spectre, on 06 August 2015 - 10:49 PM, said:

I saw 12. I took advantage of being from Delaware, and went to Philly, Bristow, Newark and MSG which are all less than 2 hours away. My "travel" shows were Tulsa, New Orleans, Tampa, both Toronto shows, Vancouver, Seattle, and LA. It cost me a small fortune, and priority-wise, much more than I should have spent. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. If I had more vacation time I would have gone to more shows. I met and shared the experience with some awesome and incredibly nice people. I truly had the time of my life.

Nice job!  It was great meeting you in LA, however briefly.

It was great meeting you too. Sad that we were at the same party in Seattle but didn't know it!
Dude that blew my mind. In the same HOT upstairs pub yet we didn't meet. Did you catch Ron dropping his beer on x1yyz? That funny as hell because she took it so well...kinda rhymes. The Geddy clone there was interesting to meet. Even sounded Canadian

No, I didn't see anyone getting beer spilled on them… I don't remember seeing the Geddy clone either???  There were so many people there you could barely move. I was lucky enough to be there early enough to get a seat all the way inside, and I pretty much hung out with several of the great people I know from the east coast and some of the great people I had met in Vancouver and at some other shows.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:37 PM

i feel wimpy!!! Only 3 for me but 8-1-15 is the one that really counts and it was EPIC!!!!!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:24 AM

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View PostTexMike, on 06 August 2015 - 06:14 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 06 August 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

I know some of the people that I'm friends with on Facebook have been to a dozen or more shows. I can't imagine how much that must have cost.
Indeed.  Just tickets alone.  :o

I've noticed there are fans like this for a lot of bands not just Rush. They're so dedicated to their band that they save all their money and vacation time for when they tour.

Me, i've been able to afford to see them twice each over the last three tours. Anything more than that would be pushing it financially.

Ha ha I did just that and still could only afford 2 shows, I also have young kids so that complicates things with babysitting and such.  I follow a chick on twitter that went to 25 or so shows.

Edited by hcm, 07 August 2015 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:20 AM

I saw two shows...Irvine and LA
Also saw Boston last week..
It was a good Rock-n-Roll vacation.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:37 PM

I only went to 2 shows this tour.. Being in the middle of a rush wasteland and having to drive 5 plus hours in any dirction put a damper on this rush fan.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 03:53 PM

My first time hitting two shows in one tour: Austin and Vegas.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:06 PM

I set a personal record with 3, and it was phenomenal! (Vancouver, Seattle, LA)

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:10 PM

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I set a personal record with 3, and it was phenomenal! (Vancouver, Seattle, LA)

You should have come to the meetups!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

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View PostGeddy, on 07 August 2015 - 05:06 PM, said:

I set a personal record with 3, and it was phenomenal! (Vancouver, Seattle, LA)

You should have come to the meetups!
I would have loved to! Alas...I am not quite allowed to enter a bar yet :lol:

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