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#1 BloodofTheZodiac

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:34 AM

...viewing photos the next day of opening night in Tulsa?

Some of you may have seen photos as the show was happening. I would have seen some on Instagram, but my phone charger at that time wasn't working and my phone was dead.

So the next day I looked at the photos on Cygnus X-1 and the first few photos looked like the same stage set as the Clockwork Angels tour. My reaction was something like "What the f**k? They're half assing this tour and didn't change anything about the stage"....and then I kept scrolling. I went from anger to pure elation.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:54 AM

No, I didn't care. As long as they put on a good show, it doesn't matter what's on the stage

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:44 AM

I get that...but I just felt that every tour by any band should have a different stage look(especially if it's going to be filmed for DVD/Bluray). But of course that's just me.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:11 AM

Personally...I always thought that the whole stage thing was an overkill deal, and couldn't care less....give me the music and good sound, and who cares what goes on otherwise....

Unless you're doing something like "The Wall" or "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and it has some "theme" to the entire show.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:28 AM

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 09:11 AM, said:

Personally...I always thought that the whole stage thing was an overkill deal, and couldn't care less....give me the music and good sound, and who cares what goes on otherwise....

Unless you're doing something like "The Wall" or "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and it has some "theme" to the entire show.

Well, the R40 stage decor did have a theme.

I think it's good for a band to have some sort of stage decorations.  It doesn't have to be extravagant, but something up there is good.  Think of it like wearing a nice outfit--sure, you might look fine in just any clothes but you look a little better when you pay attention to what you're wearing.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

I remember being online opening night and yeah someone from the side stage was able to take a pic well before the show started and I have to agree I was a little irritated seeing that. But then as the show went on and got the up dates I agree - I realized how cool the idea was and of course this tour was a gem.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:35 AM

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 09:11 AM, said:

Personally...I always thought that the whole stage thing was an overkill deal, and couldn't care less....give me the music and good sound, and who cares what goes on otherwise....

Unless you're doing something like "The Wall" or "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and it has some "theme" to the entire show.
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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 15 August 2015 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 09:11 AM, said:

Personally...I always thought that the whole stage thing was an overkill deal, and couldn't care less....give me the music and good sound, and who cares what goes on otherwise....

Unless you're doing something like "The Wall" or "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and it has some "theme" to the entire show.

Well, the R40 stage decor did have a theme.

I think it's good for a band to have some sort of stage decorations.  It doesn't have to be extravagant, but something up there is good.  Think of it like wearing a nice outfit--sure, you might look fine in just any clothes but you look a little better when you pay attention to what you're wearing.

Oh, I'm not saying THAT...it's just that the OP was making some comments about it being "ok, doing the same thing" until he realized that they were doing SOMETHING different....   But I've been to shows over the years that the band on stage just was so off the damn charts that they could have had naked babes walking back and forth and I never would have noticed them...

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:15 PM

I intentionally did not look at anything until my first show. I wanted it to all be a surprise, which it certainly was.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:54 PM

I assumed they were gonna change the stage throughout the show when I saw the first picture of the stage before the show.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:57 PM

I wasn't disappointed because it had been rumored they were going to go backward in time. It just made sense they'd start off with the new stuff first.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:10 PM

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 12:29 PM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 15 August 2015 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 09:11 AM, said:

Personally...I always thought that the whole stage thing was an overkill deal, and couldn't care less....give me the music and good sound, and who cares what goes on otherwise....

Unless you're doing something like "The Wall" or "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and it has some "theme" to the entire show.

Well, the R40 stage decor did have a theme.

I think it's good for a band to have some sort of stage decorations.  It doesn't have to be extravagant, but something up there is good.  Think of it like wearing a nice outfit--sure, you might look fine in just any clothes but you look a little better when you pay attention to what you're wearing.

Oh, I'm not saying THAT...it's just that the OP was making some comments about it being "ok, doing the same thing" until he realized that they were doing SOMETHING different....   But I've been to shows over the years that the band on stage just was so off the damn charts that they could have had naked babes walking back and forth and I never would have noticed them...

Ah, true.  I did feel the same way as the OP.  "Oh, I guess they're not doing anything different for this tour.  Oh well."  Then a few songs later things started to change...

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:42 PM

I remember looking through instagram and seeing photos from people who could see the stage behind the giant curtain. One photo was of the three circular video screens on Alex's side before the show started and the caption was "That my friends is three gongs". I cant bash him completely because they did look like gongs from that angle. When I found out they werent gongs I was a bit bummed but quickly got over it.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 04:20 PM

At the show opening night, I was initially disappointed in the stage set-up.  Boy did I feel stupid just minutes later!

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 04:38 PM

I am a die hard (35 year) RUSH fan and have seen them 62 times since 1982. Having said that, the second set stage setup (Neils Drums, Doublenecks) along with the songs they played in the second set sold me on going to see this tour. I contemplated not going to see them for the first time ever IF they went out there for a whole show with the same stage prop crap they've been using for the last 20 years (along with Neils boring single bass DW drum setup).

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 04:40 PM

Oh brother...

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:15 PM

Yeah....a single bass drum is a boring thing... made me hedge on going the past 10 times I went to see them because I was pretty hell bent on seeing him play with two bass drums....

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:39 PM

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 06:15 PM, said:

Yeah....a single bass drum is a boring thing... made me hedge on going the past 10 times I went to see them because I was pretty hell bent on seeing him play with two bass drums....

HAHA, ya, that's exactly what I said FK NUTZ. Glad to see you could make a few shows over the years.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

View PostClassicB, on 15 August 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

View PostJaminbenb, on 15 August 2015 - 06:15 PM, said:

Yeah....a single bass drum is a boring thing... made me hedge on going the past 10 times I went to see them because I was pretty hell bent on seeing him play with two bass drums....

HAHA, ya, that's exactly what I said FK NUTZ. Glad to see you could make a few shows over the years.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:01 PM

Think how weird it would've looked if they'd done a forward show and STARTED with amps on chairs.  ;)



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