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#1 chemistry

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

Saw RUSH for the 1st time .......4-4-1980: International Amphitheater in Chicago! I was a 14yr old snot nosed punk on just the first of many ,many rides over the years leading up to United Center last June! Ged,Al, and Neil ,Thanks for 37 yrs of Pure Joy and excitement!!!!

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

Awesome

I saw 'em 35 days later at the Palladium in NYC, first time for me too

I remember it like it was last week

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:37 PM

Here's the setlist from Chicago, April 4th 1980


2112 Part I: Overture

2. 2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx
3. 2112 Part III: Discovery
4. 2112 Part IV: Presentation
5. 2112 Part VI: Soliloquy
6. 2112 Part VII: Grand Finale
7. Freewill
8. By-Tor & The Snow Dog
9. Xanadu
10. The Spirit of Radio
11. Natural Science
12. A Passage to Bangkok
13. The Trees
14. Cygnus X-1
15. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude
16. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon
17. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part V: Cygnus
18. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part VI: The Sphere
19. Closer to the Heart
20. Beneath, Between & Behind
21. Jacob's Ladder
22. Working Man
23. Finding My Way
24. Anthem
25. Bastille Day
26. In the Mood

27. Drum Solo

Encore:

28. La Villa Strangiato


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:02 AM

View PostLucas, on 04 April 2016 - 11:37 PM, said:

Here's the setlist from Chicago, April 4th 1980


2112 Part I: Overture

2. 2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx
3. 2112 Part III: Discovery
4. 2112 Part IV: Presentation
5. 2112 Part VI: Soliloquy
6. 2112 Part VII: Grand Finale
7. Freewill
8. By-Tor & The Snow Dog
9. Xanadu
10. The Spirit of Radio
11. Natural Science
12. A Passage to Bangkok
13. The Trees
14. Cygnus X-1
15. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude
16. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon
17. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part V: Cygnus
18. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part VI: The Sphere
19. Closer to the Heart
20. Beneath, Between & Behind
21. Jacob's Ladder
22. Working Man
23. Finding My Way
24. Anthem
25. Bastille Day
26. In the Mood

27. Drum Solo

Encore:

28. La Villa Strangiato


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That's a dream setlist.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:06 AM

From what I've heard of the live recordings, the PW tour is when the band was at its peak playing live.  And, GODDAM it, this is one of only a few tours that I missed since 1976!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:54 AM

If only I could find a Time Machine...

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:10 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 April 2016 - 11:54 AM, said:

If only I could find a Time Machine...
If you find such a machine, my dear, I've got a few things in my history to address before I get around to attending Rush concerts, although they'd be pretty high on my list.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:19 PM

I was at the show Chemistry mentioned.  In fact, I got to the first three shows of that four block set, denied by my mom from attending the April 6 show because it was Easter Sunday, as I've explained on this board in more detail elsewhere.   The four shows were sponsored by local radio station WLUP, and Steve Dahl served as the MC.  That was about a year after Disco Demolition, and Dahl was at the height of his Insane Coho Lips glory.  Good times.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:57 PM

prime. Do you remember the intro being the theme from LEAVE IT TO Beaver. THEN THE START TO 2112?

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:07 PM

View Postchemistry, on 05 April 2016 - 01:57 PM, said:

prime. Do you remember the intro being the theme from LEAVE IT TO Beaver. THEN THE START TO 2112?
I don't.  I will always remember, however, the thick white smoke that hung in the air like a covert invitation.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:47 PM

I'm still bummed that I didn't get to see them when they played Hershey in 1980 (parents weren't into me going with the people that had the tickets, so I had to pass)

But a friend that got to see them on September 19, 1976 at a small venue called the Zembo Shrine Auditorium, in Harrisburg was the killer of the shows that I missed...although I didn't know about them at THAT point ...a slight while later when  ATWAS came out...(like a week...)  and the friend that saw that show said "you need to hear this guy"!!



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