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  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Time Machine, Pittsburgh
  1. Just saw that within the last hour for the first time. Really jumped out at me. Don't recall hearing Rush in a TV commercial before.
  2. I also took note of how good Geddy sounded. I think it was a mistake to record so late in the TMT. I know what Cleveland means for them, but by then Geddy's voice was nearly shot. I was happy the stop in Pittsburgh was early in this tour.
  3. QUOTE (D3strukt @ Sep 19 2012, 01:37 PM) QUOTE (zappafrank @ Sep 19 2012, 01:02 PM) ranked the most liveable city in the US. You've GOT to be joking. No, he's not, and it was. QUOTE Indeed, Pittsburgh's art scene, job prospects, safety and affordability make it the most livable city in the country, according to measures studied. The city has rebounded from its manufacturing past. Disused steel mills have been repurposed into multimedia art centers, and amid a struggling national economy, Google ( GOOG - news - people ) Pittsburgh, a test site for the company's new high-speed broadband network, has expanded its offices to accommodate more hires. As for not having an NBA team - all I can say is, THANK GOD! Hate basketball. MLB, NFL and NHL are quite enough, thanks. And for anyone who happens to like basketball, we got college level to keep them entertained.
  4. Wow, check out those poll results. Vast majority absolutely loved it! Me included. Don't let the vocal minority get ya down!
  5. It was the case in Pittsburgh where upper most level, lowest cost seats got moved down a level, so "upgraded" for no additional cost. I bought my tickets less than a week before, and got mid-level price tickets for low level ticket cost. I was surprised by that, until I got to the venue and saw the upper level curtained off, and heard how people had been moved down.
  6. QUOTE (Dscrapre @ Sep 19 2012, 08:38 AM) I agree. I made sure to groom my friends for the show by letting them know what periods were being represented. Also it sucks that you guys got Wish them Well instead of 7 Cities. We got 7 Cities and it was kickass. That one should really be in the set full-time. We got Seven Cities in Pittsburgh and I am very, very glad we did.
  7. Loved 'em. They weren't really front and center, more back and center, behind Neil, at least in Pittsburgh. They added a richness and depth to the songs. Only wish I had heard them on more than I did. I wonder how they didn't get turned into charcoal briquets by some of the pyrotechnics, however.
  8. Forgive if it has already been posted, just came across it myself: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12257/1261259-388.stm QUOTE The rule of thumb for old bands arriving with new albums is basically: play three or four of those songs (we'll pretend we're interested) and then get back to the hits. Kudos to Rush for riding into Consol Energy Center on Tuesday and boldly making the new "Clockwork Angels" its dazzling showpiece.
  9. QUOTE (GeddyRulz @ Sep 17 2012, 01:14 PM) QUOTE (RUSHFREAK101 @ Sep 17 2012, 01:04 PM) They played moving pictures all in a row 7 songs...what two more songs? Not the same. For one thing, the audience going to the Time Machine Tour knew ahead of time they'd be hearing MP in its entirety. For another thing, the Time Machine audience had 35 years to familiarize themselves with the MP songs. On the CA tour, casual concert-goers were unfamiliar with CA, and even if interested in hearing it, would've had only a few months to become familiar with it. And, oh yeah, at least four of those seven MP songs have been FM radio staples since 1981. MP has had more exposure, and over a much greater period of time, than CA... therefore, again, more people are familiar with it. Then, of course, there's the fact that EVERYONE loves MP. You and I may love CA, but you must admit it's more divisive than the universally-loved MP. But it's called the "Clockwork Angels" tour. If people don't know what they're in for going in, well, not much you can do about that. If they didn't play a bunch of the new music, people should be surprised.
  10. Well said, OP. Rush has 20 studio albums. By my count, not counting drum solos and such, they played 25 songs in the show I saw, including 9 of the 12 from CA. So would you rather have just one song from each album? They're never going to make everyone happy. They themselves seem to always say their first attempt at a set list comes out too long. I'm amazed we get a show as long as we do - three freakin' hours of great music. Every song I heard was a winner to me.
  11. I like the funny stuff too... But considering Clockwork Angels tells a story, and there's even a novel expanding on the story, you would've/could've thought that the videos would have had more to do with the story.
  12. QUOTE (Tommy Sawyer @ Sep 14 2012, 10:13 PM) Older medley Judging from old boots, What You're Doing and Finding My Way would kick butt live I could certainly go for Finding My Way. For me, that and Working Man are the standouts and my two favs from the first album.
  13. I love BU2B, but didn't miss it from the tour. Got to hear it live with Time Machine. Since we had also heard Caravan, I wouldn't mind if they had left that one out too to make room for another song from some other album. But being the lead track, I can see why they left it in.
  14. Surprised no one said Fountain of Lamneth. 20 minute encore, baby! Oh yeah! <kidding>
  15. QUOTE (Na na na @ Sep 14 2012, 11:22 AM) Pittsburgh show sold about 8,000 What's your source for that? Another thought on attendance - it could be it's just too soon after Time Machine. I had been there two years ago, and almost didn't go this time. It was only just two years ago, so maybe it's just too soon for some to justify it again.
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