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


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

They "Hey" has been there since the first Rush show I've seen, which was on the Grace Under Pressure tour.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:49 PM

I think they were doing it as long ago as 1978. Certainly by the Permanent Waves tour. But I don't remember it happening on the '77 tour.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

They did not play Overture on the Grace Under Pressure tour. The ' hey' was not done in the Moving Pictures shows in Toronto but was done in the Signals shows. I think it was the band that started it. They pause for a fraction of a second which gives the impetus to respond. Also. A guy in my highschool recorded one of the Toronto shows that I was at, and it sounded to me as if there was a bit of canned noise being triggered along with the 'hey- from the crowd. I'm not sure if any drum triggers existed yet, but the boot I heard sounded like there was a short burst of synthesized crowd noise being triggered.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:56 PM

It sort of ties back to the 1812 Overture, no?

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:36 AM

 That One Guy, on 15 November 2015 - 05:04 AM, said:

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

There's always that one guy..

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

 That One Guy, on 15 November 2015 - 05:04 AM, said:

Didn't even participate in the R40 show. Just sat there.
I gave a half-assed "Hey!" with a half-assed fist pump on cue with the "Hey!" on the R40 Tour. The last three times I saw then I was really enthusiastic in doing it cause I was closer to the stage on previous tours, but since I sat far back this time, I didn't feel like using a lot my energy in doing it. I did give a good cheer at the very end of the show though.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:24 AM

Doo doodle-oo doot do-doot HEY!  not sure..

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 03:39 PM

 Lucas, on 14 November 2015 - 02:38 AM, said:

Hard to tell because by the time they started it, they were pretty much done in my book  ... safe to say I never liked the HEYs

And truth be told, the comedic **** they did onstage later on was another nail for me

The roasting chickens, the attempts at humor in the videos, the witch in Witch Hunt - not good

I like my Rush like I like my women - odd, articulate, and from outer space
I didn't like the roasting chickens either.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 02:22 AM

I think the "hey" started when 2112 first arrived at the record company. They said,
"HEY! What the fukk is this shit again.."

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:57 AM

my dad and i were talking about that. my theory is that they maybe did, probably to get the crowd hyped up i guess?

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:01 PM

 Xanadu, on 14 November 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 x1yyz, on 14 November 2015 - 11:51 AM, said:

Back to the OP, I had heard the South American crowds were the one that started the "Hey!", and also the "singing along" to YYZ.

Thanks...I asked because not only was I curious but my brother asked. He told me when he saw them on the MP tour and also Power Windows that he doesn't remember hearing that, and PW is already 1985.
I remember doing it when I first saw them for Power Windows.  I'll always remember them hitting the stage lights when all of the arms went up in the air.  :haz:

Edited by ILSnwdog, 10 February 2016 - 10:30 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:17 PM

My first show was the the p/g tour and it was there.  I have a few friends who attended St. Louis shows on the Signals tour (10.12.1982 and 10.15.1982 - the apparently played a show at the University of Illinois in between those dates) who say they remember it - but they were perpetually stoned back then, so who knows.  I asked a few folks in Texas who likely attended Signals shows in Texas (March, 1983) and they think it was there, but they were likely also perpetually stoned, so who knows.  The boots I have suggest it did not show up until around Signals, but it could have been earlier I guess.

As for the love it or hate it notion.  I tend to love it.  Corny?  Sure.  Cheesy?  Yep.  Fun?  I will go with yes.  My kids loved it (as well as the hand claps for TSOR) when they were old enough to go to shows, so that brings back warm memories.

My son in later years, though, pointed out the "heys" are an odd sort of message of collective obedience, which is interesting in the context of 2112.  That is probably not the message the band was going for with it, but it is an interesting thought.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:38 PM

 ILSnwdog, on 10 February 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

 Xanadu, on 14 November 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

 x1yyz, on 14 November 2015 - 11:51 AM, said:

Back to the OP, I had heard the South American crowds were the one that started the "Hey!", and also the "singing along" to YYZ.

Thanks...I asked because not only was I curious but my brother asked. He told me when he saw them on the MP tour and also Power Windows that he doesn't remember hearing that, and PW is already 1985.
I remember doing it when I first saw them for Power Windows.  I'll always remember them hitting the stage lights when all of the arms went up in the air.  :haz;

Well this is my brother so I am sure his memory was also a bit clouded by alcohol. :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:30 PM

 WorkingAllTheTime, on 10 February 2016 - 08:17 PM, said:


As for the love it or hate it notion.  I tend to love it.  Corny?  Sure.  Cheesy?  Yep.  Fun?  I will go with yes.  My kids loved it (as well as the hand claps for TSOR) when they were old enough to go to shows, so that brings back warm memories.

My kids love it too. :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

 WorkingAllTheTime, on 10 February 2016 - 08:17 PM, said:

My first show was the the p/g tour and it was there.  I have a few friends who attended St. Louis shows on the Signals tour (10.12.1982 and 10.15.1982 - the apparently played a show at the University of Illinois in between those dates) who say they remember it - but they were perpetually stoned back then, so who knows.  I asked a few folks in Texas who likely attended Signals shows in Texas (March, 1983) and they think it was there, but they were likely also perpetually stoned, so who knows.  The boots I have suggest it did not show up until around Signals, but it could have been earlier I guess.

As for the love it or hate it notion.  I tend to love it.  Corny?  Sure.  Cheesy?  Yep.  Fun?  I will go with yes.  My kids loved it (as well as the hand claps for TSOR) when they were old enough to go to shows, so that brings back warm memories.

My son in later years, though, pointed out the "heys" are an odd sort of message of collective obedience, which is interesting in the context of 2112.  That is probably not the message the band was going for with it, but it is an interesting thought.
Collective celebration, more like.  Collective nonetheless.


For the record, I like it.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:50 AM

There's 6 notes leading up to the "hey" and there's 6 syllables in the phrase "what does a gay horse eat".. coincidence.. ??

I think we might be saying it wrong..

Neil wrote it ok  I'm just sayin..

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:24 AM

 MMCXII, on 11 February 2016 - 01:50 AM, said:

There's 6 notes leading up to the "hey" and there's 6 syllables in the phrase "what does a gay horse eat".. coincidence.. ??

I think we might be saying it wrong..

Neil wrote it ok  I'm just sayin..
Actually, there are 7.  ;)

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:36 AM

 Disk98, on 12 February 2016 - 12:24 AM, said:

 MMCXII, on 11 February 2016 - 01:50 AM, said:

There's 6 notes leading up to the "hey" and there's 6 syllables in the phrase "what does a gay horse eat".. coincidence.. ??

I think we might be saying it wrong..

Neil wrote it ok  I'm just sayin..
Actually, there are 7.  ;)

Dammit I thought I nailed that one. I think there might be 8 even.. shit I'm way off..

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:49 AM

Wrong, it started with British audiences and around Hemispheres tour. Also similar is the oi in Bastille Day which arrived at the same time.




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