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#41 MeanMeanPride

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 09 August 2015 - 09:05 AM, said:

The most epic "HOLY SHIT it's really happening!!" moment ever was when Losing It was played the first time.

Cygnus X-1 with the drum solo for me was killer!

Yes! One of my absolute favorite things about this tour was the way the integrated Neil's solo into Cygnus, especially how they go straight back into it with Neil triggering the guitar sample. MAN that was cool.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 10:51 AM

I didn't see a show in person but the best songs for me were Losing It, Jacob's Ladder, Hemispheres, Lakeside Park, Anthem and What you're doing. I think it was fantastic that they pulled these six songs out of the vault for this tour!

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 12:30 PM

Jacob's Ladder for me. But How It Is and Losing It were just awesome surprises.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 01:54 PM

My favourites after seeing them live were Jacobs Ladder, Xanadu, TMMB, Cygnus X-1 (especially the last 1.5 min.) and Animate.  A special mention to Losing as it sounded great on video.  Seeing it live must have been something.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 10:25 PM

"LOSING IT!"

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:44 AM

I was at the July 19 Toronto show, so seeing Losing It with Ben Mink was a real treat. Xanadu was nice to hear again as well, especially with the double necks making a return, but Spirit of Radio is always the tune that is the most fun to see live. All the songs were great, just a well put together show.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:17 AM

Tough choice because after RtB there were SO MANY...but I'd have to say Jacob's Ladder, with Lakeside Park a close second...I never thought I'd ever see either of those performed live!

Xanadu was totally amazing, with the double necks and all...but I DID see a snippet of it on the R30 tour, which only made the fact that that they did it this tour partially special...so it get's an "honorable mention"

But the whole second "set" was a something to be experienced!

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 09:20 PM

Jacobs Ladder and Xanadu HOWEVER, I would've given up those two to have heard The Camera Eye.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:52 PM

Jacob's Ladder.  Waited since '81 for it.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 04:40 AM

Lakeside Park, hands down.  I'd never heard them play Lakeside Park other than on ATWAS and it was *fantastic*! :notworthy:

What You're Doing and the Garden Road riff are tied for a close second, but Lakeside Park wins.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:47 AM

View PostBloodofTheZodiac, 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.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:52 AM

Saw them front row in Columbus.  But when I was periscoping the Toronto 2nd night show and Geddy said, "We are gonna change things up a bit...welcome Mr Ben Mink to the stage..."  I truly felt the urge to scream like a lil' girl.  That was Epic to me.  Best two moments were that and Jacob's Ladder in Columbus.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 01:56 PM

Seeing Natural Science, the Hemispheres Prelude, and Xanadu was a dream come true for me.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:30 AM

View PostGeddy, on 11 August 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

Seeing Natural Science, the Hemispheres Prelude, and Xanadu was a dream come true for me.

Top 3 tunes right there! :fistbump: the holy trinity of Rush songs IMO :lol:

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:09 PM

I'm torn between Xanadu, TMMB, Closer To The Heart, and Jacob's Ladder. I guess Xanadu because it's my favorite Rush song and they had the double necks :)

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

View Postlemonycake, on 16 August 2015 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 11 August 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

Seeing Natural Science, the Hemispheres Prelude, and Xanadu was a dream come true for me.

Top 3 tunes right there! :fistbump: the holy trinity of Rush songs IMO :lol:
Yes! I totally agree! You really do have amazing taste in Rush :D

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

View PostGeddy, on 16 August 2015 - 12:22 PM, said:

View Postlemonycake, on 16 August 2015 - 11:30 AM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 11 August 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

Seeing Natural Science, the Hemispheres Prelude, and Xanadu was a dream come true for me.

Top 3 tunes right there! :fistbump: the holy trinity of Rush songs IMO :lol:
Yes! I totally agree! You really do have amazing taste in Rush :D


Why thank you :D

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

Xanadu took the cake for me. Wish I could have seen the sets with Losing It and Nat Sci...Although I probably would have wept during Losing It, I will say, Lakeside Park was quite a treat as well.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:25 AM

CYGNUS BOOK 1

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

Best moment for me was when they went back into Cygnus X1 after the drum solo.
I didn't expect that at all.



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