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So when did the "Hey!" in 2112 start?


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#21 Xanadu

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

View PostLorraine, on 14 November 2015 - 12:27 PM, said:

Better than the audience Hey!!!, I loved Geddy doing Hey!!! in the late seventies/eighties.

So that would imply that Geddy may have kick-started it. I would have thought it was the fans.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 02:28 PM

View PostAnthemic, on 14 November 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

wow some people think humor is a bad thing, interesting

i started liking rush more when i realized they had a sense of humor!

Woody Allen - now that's a sense of humor

Rush ??

nah

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:36 PM

View PostLucas, on 14 November 2015 - 02:28 PM, said:

View PostAnthemic, on 14 November 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

wow some people think humor is a bad thing, interesting

i started liking rush more when i realized they had a sense of humor!

Woody Allen - now that's a sense of humor

Rush ??

nah
Can't hold a candle to Gene Simmons...

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:44 PM

View PostXanadu, on 14 November 2015 - 02:19 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 14 November 2015 - 12:27 PM, said:

Better than the audience Hey!!!, I loved Geddy doing Hey!!! in the late seventies/eighties.

So that would imply that Geddy may have kick-started it. I would have thought it was the fans.

If you listen to Xanadu from Cygnus Gold, you can hear him faintly yell it out in the background.  

He really started with the heys in earnest in the eighties.  And on a few bootlegs, he was humming along with certain songs.  I think Subdivisions was one that I remember.

But I don't know when the audience started doing it along to 2112.  They  may have, as you already said, gotten the idea from Geddy.  Maybe he used to do it during that part of the song?  I'll listen to some bootlegs and report back.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

They are doing it in December of 1982.  I didn't hear any heys in any 1981 boots that I randomly chose.

I listened to Waltz of the Shreves (1978) and no heys.

I think Zumbi is right.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 04:13 PM

View PostAnthemic, on 14 November 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

wow some people think humor is a bad thing, interesting

i started liking rush more when i realized they had a sense of humor!

A sense of humour is fine, commendable really.

Only Rush are about as funny as Victorian infant mortality rates.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:04 AM

Didn't even participate in the R40 show. Just sat there.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:38 AM

I don't know, but I love it!  I've done it at all three shows I attended.  It's like a tradition.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:27 PM

Audience participation appears to have fully taken hold sometime during the Signals tour when they moved Overture to near the end of the set for the first time ever.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 02:15 PM

I have read some suggestions by those who went that it may have started on the Hemispheres tour. I *thought* it was the next tour, but I would have to dig out a boot to check. I think ytse is correct; if it had not started by then, certainly Signals shows indicate it was happening then.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 06:14 PM

View Post78jazz, on 15 November 2015 - 02:15 PM, said:

I have read some suggestions by those who went that it may have started on the Hemispheres tour. I *thought* it was the next tour, but I would have to dig out a boot to check. I think ytse is correct; if it had not started by then, certainly Signals shows indicate it was happening then.

I remember it on Signals but not really before that.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:21 PM

In terms of Rush show traditions, it pales in comparison to the TSOR "Oh Yeeeaahhhhhhhh!"

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

I always enjoyed Geddy's heys in The Weapon.   If you have the bootlegs, you know what I mean.  :lol:

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:15 PM

We didn't do it on the 1980 tour. My next Rush concert was Power Windows('86). WE DID IT!

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:35 PM

View PostGeddy, on 19 November 2015 - 01:21 PM, said:

In terms of Rush show traditions, it pales in comparison to the TSOR "Oh Yeeeaahhhhhhhh!"

What about the part after he sings "concert hall" and the crowd cheers loudly...I can see everyone doing that from Day 1. :D

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:45 PM

View PostXanadu, on 19 November 2015 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 19 November 2015 - 01:21 PM, said:

In terms of Rush show traditions, it pales in comparison to the TSOR "Oh Yeeeaahhhhhhhh!"

What about the part after he sings "concert hall" and the crowd cheers loudly...I can see everyone doing that from Day 1. :D

I think that began when they started turning on all the lights on the audience during that part of the song.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:53 AM

View PostAnthemic, on 14 November 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

wow some people think humor is a bad thing, interesting

i started liking rush more when i realized they had a sense of humor!

They always had a sense of humour. Lucas is not saying humour is a bad thing merely that Rush's humour is idiosyncratic at best and cringe-inducing at worst.

By your rationale any person that didn't think a particular joke was funny would automatically lack a sense of humour. If you think Rush's sketches are humorous well good for you but one isn't being disloyal by not liking them.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:13 AM

I believe

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 02:44 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 November 2015 - 12:23 PM, said:

Judging by bootlegs i think it was the HYF tour. Possibly earlier.   if i'm remembering correct. it's been a while since i've listened.

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Exactly the first tour I started hearing and doing it along with the rest of our clubhouse.

And if you think it's corny get a life. Geeking up at a Rush show is platinum.

We have fun doing it. Rush is corny to begin with......or did you not know that?

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 02:46 PM

View PostTony R, on 20 November 2015 - 07:53 AM, said:

View PostAnthemic, on 14 November 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

wow some people think humor is a bad thing, interesting

i started liking rush more when i realized they had a sense of humor!

They always had a sense of humour. Lucas is not saying humour is a bad thing merely that Rush's humour is idiosyncratic at best and cringe-inducing at worst.

By your rationale any person that didn't think a particular joke was funny would automatically lack a sense of humour. If you think Rush's sketches are humorous well good for you but one isn't being disloyal by not liking them.

Actually he gave up on the band a long time ago according to his post.




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