BloodofTheZodiac, on 08 August 2015 - 10:37 AM, said:
As great as they all are and as much as I loved hearing the obscure songs they played, I got really excited for Distant Early Warning. It's weird, because I love the song, and I have never seen it live while actually knowing the song. I saw it on S&A Tour, but I didn't really know 3/4 of the songs, because I wasn't a big fan of the band yet.
So even though I hadn't seen it live as a fan of the song, I still wasn't too excited to hear it live. But I saw it on 3 of the 4 shows I saw, and I sang my ass off to the chorus all 3 times and the crowd just really enjoyed it. Even my co worker who came with me to the Montreal show who isn't a fan of anything post Moving Pictures loved it live. It just has a certain energy about it.
Seeing it at MSG in New York was phenomenal. I was singing at the top of my lungs, but yet I could hear the entire crowd singing over me, and even over Geddy. I stopped singing for a moment, closed my eyes and just listened to the crowd singing that chorus with the brilliant musical mastery. It was an amazing outer body experience.
I kinda forgot about that. That's an excellent point about MSG. I have been to over 30 Rush shows, watched all of their concert videos, many periscopes (even the legendary LA show), and hours upon hours on you tube...
I can not recall ever hearing a crowd singing an entire song so loud, OVER GEDDY, the entire song, as DEW at MSG R40. It was beyond strange. And fun. To consider how loud Rush was this tour, that was no small accomplishment.
Sure, we have the clapping in SoR, and the horses hay on 2112, but that stuff is expected at Rush shows. DEW at MSG was weird. And fun. Why THAT song?
Edit... I did not see Presentation mentioned yet. It should be. It was unplayed almost 20 years. Killer solo. It deserves mention. Presentation.
Edited by Gabrielgil513, 11 August 2015 - 06:01 AM.