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  1. QUOTE (The Mighty Dudad @ Apr 13 2011, 08:13 AM) Another spectacular evening with Rush in Chicago last night. The boys were on fire (well, not literally...more on that below). I saw them last August at Northerly Island/Charter One Pavilion in Chicago and was blown away then - this one was even better (and I had front row in August!). I was sitting (standing) in a Lower Level box, Geddy's side about half way back. Perfect view and the sound was reasonably clear for a big-box indoor arena. Highlights: - The place was packed. Some open seats way up in the back of the 300s, but definitely the biggest crowd I've seen for Rush at the UC. The crowd was loud and enthusiastic. - Geddy made some nice shout outs to old-time Chicago Blackhawks (Stan Makita, Bobby Hull, etc.). He acknowledged the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks (to tremendous roar), asked if we thought we'd win it all again this year (also to tremendous roar), then said "Well, good luck with that." - Drum Solo. I don't know what Neil ate for dinner yesterday, but I've not seen him attack his solo with that much style and energy in, well, maybe ever. Case in point - on past viewings, when he triggers the little bell sound effect and spins the drum platform, he just stands up and sits back down to play the electronic kit. Last night while the platform rotated from acoustic to electronic, he continued to literally wail on the kit through the spin, not turning around until the kit stopped. - Geddy apologizing for going a bit bass-crazy at the end of Leave That Thing Alone. - Alex's La Villa Strangiato solo and totally shredding during Working Man Other Observations - While they had some of the "firework" pyro, they did not have any flame pots firing last night. Must be a local fire code restriction. - It was great to see the "spider" lighting rig in all its glory. Last summer at Charter One it had to remain in place. - Neil seemed to be having a GREAT time. Lots of smiles and interaction. I don't recall the song, but near the end of it Geddy was standing in front of the drum kit facing Neil jumping at the end of a series of instrumental passages. Whenever Geddy jumped, Neil also jumped up off his seat as well. It was cool seeing him do something out of character like that and obviously enjoy himself. I only took a few pictures (with my really crappy Blackberry phone, so sorry about the quality). http://www.rushisaband.com/graphics/ti/full/7494.jpg http://www.rushisaband.com/graphics/ti/full/7496.jpg http://www.rushisaband.com/graphics/ti/full/7495.jpg Love the last pic. Funny story...we had seats in Sect. 106/Row 4...looking directly across the main floor at the stage. When we first arrived, we looked for our seats...not reading the aisle markings and just counting 4 rows back from the sound board (empty gap of seats in your picture). Then PANIC set in...holy crap, we'll have a blocked view by the sound/lighting crew the entire show! Noooooo, then I decided to step back out in the aisle and double check....hey, what's this after the letters...DUH, numbered rows! The view was perfect, could see across all the people on the main floor to the stage. In fact, the person in front of me did not show up until the 2nd set...Perfect!
  2. QUOTE (Zanadoo @ Apr 13 2011, 03:54 PM)I'm almost positive it has to do with varying fire codes by venue. Yes, I think it's the fire codes as well. I was waiting for pyro on Witch Hunt...nope. Same deal 2 years ago at the UC for S&A Tour. Still an AMAZING SHOW The octopus lighting rig was very cool and the LEDs seemed more enhanced (brighter/cooler designs) this year!! Reminds me of the mother ship in Close Encounters.
  3. QUOTE (chilangoenelgabo @ Sep 13 2010, 11:03 AM) Very cool photos! Thank you for sharing. Thanks. The show was a total blast!
  4. QUOTE (Tortoise and Hare @ Sep 12 2010, 07:36 PM)What a bunch of horse manure! Grow up! Hare Agreed. Keep it in perspective. Yes, they are ALL aging but still put on an incredible show. The songs are much more complex (vocally/instrumentally) than other bands that still perform past their 50s & 60s. That feat alone is pretty incredible! Geddy amazed me with his high-energy at the Chicago show. Jumping all over the place and in sync with the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kz-P6IMG_8 (around 0:50) I hope that they continue rocking for at least another decade!
  5. QUOTE (The Mighty Dudad @ Aug 26 2010, 09:26 PM) Great Pix. Saw myself up by the stage in the pre-show picture. Thanks. I just checked out the tour pics on Rush's site. Wow, now those are some great shots! http://store.arrowsmith-images.ca/Rush
  6. QUOTE (DetachedandSubdivided @ Aug 24 2010, 10:03 AM)Geddy made comments several times, thanking us for our patience and willingness to come back after the rainout. Not the greatest quality video, but I was able to capture some of the excitement and Geddy's kind parting comments! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kz-P6IMG_8
  7. I got to see my cousin, several HS friends and rocked out with the extended Rush family of 7,000. A lakeside concert against the backdrop of the beautiful Chicago skyline! [38 pics in this slide show] - use the top navigation to advance for additional photos. http://www.go2album.com/album/t/h/e/d/r/th...320/fs_aux.html Enjoy.
  8. QUOTE (chrxtopher @ Aug 24 2010, 05:41 PM)he struck a big spread leg rock star pose as he looked back at Neil. Arching his back and throwing his hair aside, Geddy suddenly looked as though the Time Machine had arrived in 1976 (even though the song was from 1980). He also nailed the high vocals. Thanks Chris for the detailed review , especially your attention to all the percussive details. I saw the same Geddy flashback moment and had a similar WOW moment! Reminded me of that ATWAS Geddy pic (right side middle): http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/downloads/wallpaper/AWSlive.jpg I used to inspect all those pics as a kid and dreamt of the day I could see them in concert. Now I got to video, play Chromey and see a throwback to 76 (last night) all this year! Kinda cool how all these events came to pass....I'm like a kid in a candy factory!
  9. QUOTE (The_Enemy_Within @ Aug 24 2010, 01:19 AM)...WOW. Well, I HAD 6th row Alex's side... got moved to the barricade. Took a stance on Geddy's side this time around... AMAZING concert... I'm so exhausted... I'll elaborate later... and I have a TON of high quality pics to share... to those I met @ the barricade... wonderful meeting all of you. and thanks Ged for the shirt hope everyone who went to Chicago had a great time RUSH gave us ALL hats for having to reschedule. What guys. Nice meeting you guys....great shirt! Here are some pics of the hat: http://www.spenweb.com/images/Hat_1.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/Hat_2.jpg
  10. QUOTE (Mara @ Aug 18 2010, 01:29 PM) Awesome! I'll say it again - I think it's so cool that Neil takes the time to personalize. Sending the drum head - and that was EXTREMELY thoughtful of Neil. Yes Indeed!!
  11. QUOTE (GeddyLeefan2112 @ May 4 2010, 11:41 PM)I remember a while back from the last tour people would send stuff to the venue to get signed? I can't remember the exact details but this sort of thing is relevant to my interests..... Check it out. My package came back with Rush autographs + Bonus! I sent a priority package ahead of time to the San Fran show on 8/9. I had a nice cover letter and some stage "stuff" for the boys based on their hobbies mentioned in the DVD. I also sent a new 10" Remo coated batter head to be signed....and pre-paid return label...blah, blah. I got the package back today and it had a different head...upon inspection, it was not only signed by all 3 but it is a used 10" DW head (I'm assuming) from Neil! They also choose to throw in a bonus signed concert program! Sweet!!! http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2438.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2439.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2440.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2441.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2442.jpg http://www.spenweb.com/images/IMG_2443.jpg
  12. QUOTE (crazygeo @ Jul 19 2010, 08:23 PM) 2112 Part I: Overture 2112 Part II: The Temples Of Syrinx Freewill Limelight Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude Beneath, Between, Behind Subdivisions The Camera Eye YYZ Drum Solo Broon's Bane The Trees Xanadu The Spirit Of Radio Red Barchetta Closer To The Heart Tom Sawyer Vital Signs Working Man Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon By-Tor & The Snow Dog In The End In The Mood 2112 Part VII: Grand Finale Encore: La Villa Strangiato Subdivisions in 1981?
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    Rush on SNL

    QUOTE (mong82191 @ Jul 17 2010, 11:22 PM) Screw performing, let them host the whole show So much content potential! Mike Myers (big Rush Fan). South Park Clip of Tom Sawyer....better yet, a Robert Smigel cartoon with the Trio! Alex & Geddy could play Bob & Doug McKenzie...cooo-loo-coo-coo, aw, take off Geddy, ya hoser! Alex & Geddy visit a wine factory (instead of beer)....Alex drinks up all the wine in the vat. "Geddy, like I'm stuck and now I need to take a leak!" Rushcon (Like Star Trek Skit), Neil getting pissed at all the die hard fans..."Guys, were just a band, stop worshiping us and go home already" After seeing their comedic abilities in *spoiler* the intro video of Rash, they would be great on SNL! Maybe start a facebook fan page to promote/lobby for them to host SNL? Jerry Stiller rocking out to Rush as the profile pic. Although....SNL strikes me as the same mainstream mindset as Rolling Stone Magazine? One can dream.......
  14. QUOTE (losingit2k @ Jul 13 2010, 10:35 PM)Actually, it just happens to be 100 years after the prophesized end of the world by the Mayan in 2012. Hence 2012+ 100 = 2112, also the war of 1812 as previously stated comes to play. 2112 being 300 years after. 100 years for each member of Rush! The number of words at the end of Finale were created after the year was already in mind. Very Clever though! Also 2+1=3 and 1+2=3 and we all know Rush is all about the numbr 3! Neil is a Genious! Fun with numbers! Greetings Professor Peart. Shall-We-Play-A-Game?
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