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Old 05-05-10, 05:08 PM   #1
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Rush is coming to town, and ...

The presale starts tomorrow. I've never seen them live, but they are promoting that they will be playing "Moving Pictures" in its entirety for the first time. Tickets are starting at $49.50+. Go or no go?
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I thought you meant Rush Limbaugh. In that case, I would have suggested you see Joe the Plumber instead.
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Presale tickets in my area (fan club) were 300 bucks for the good seats.

The past few tours have been really, really excellent. If you like Rush and haven't seen them in a while I'd say go at any cost.

As a BF aside, I'm actually making a conscious decision to skip the tour to help pay for my new bike.

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Go, go, go, I say! I think the last time I saw them live, it was the actual Moving Pictures Tour. I hear they still bring it when they play live, so I think you'll see a great show. They will be here (Pittsburgh) in September at the new Consol Energy Arena. A concert is about the only way I'll see the inside of that new building, so Rush may be my ticket in.
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Wish I could afford it. But 2 tickets + a babysitter for the kids makes it too expensive for me. I've seen them something like 5 times though.
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I thought you meant Rush Limbaugh. In that case, I would have suggested you see Joe the Plumber instead.
LOL GMTA

Joe Six-pack and Johnny Lunchpail would also have been acceptable
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The presale starts tomorrow. I've never seen them live, but they are promoting that they will be playing "Moving Pictures" in its entirety for the first time. Tickets are starting at $49.50+. Go or no go?
I was going to suggest that the price was too high. But in checking my records, I find this:

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Presale tickets in my area (fan club) were 300 bucks for the good seats.

The past few tours have been really, really excellent. If you like Rush and haven't seen them in a while I'd say go at any cost.

As a BF aside, I'm actually making a conscious decision to skip the tour to help pay for my new bike.

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Hmm, $300 would probably be for the SRO on the floor on the side of the stage. Actually, the stage surrounds those wing pits.

Pricing info for my local show is here.
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Go. Do not pass go, but don't expect any improv or adlib. It will be lick-for-lick. As a drummer, I find "All The World's A Stage" as good as seeing them live. Great musicians, and I've seen them three times in 30 years. Great musicians, just a little too OCD for me. Loud, precise and presence is great, but no tricks to see.

Every song will be exactly as you know it, which for some, works. I'd rather see John McLaughlin with Dennis Chambers and Sting as the bassist. (You do know Sting was a bassist in The Police, right?) Don't even get me started.

Rush has always been awesome, but don't expect them to dance when they should be playing.

Jethro Tull would be a much better show, even if Ian is an ass when he speaks.
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This is even a question??

They are in my top 5 bands to see...
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Yeah, they're getting to an age where you should go if you ever want to see them live. Any given tour could be their last. Not saying they've got a foot in the grave, just that they may someday soon decide to plant gardens and join bridge clubs. Neil strikes me as a bridge player waiting to happen. A veritable Jedi Knight among bridge players.

Last saw them in 1994, BTW.
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I think they will be working musicians as long as there is an audience. They still love performing and still sound great. Getty's voice is aging so some songs will be dropped from shows but all the favorites are still there. Neil will be the first to throw in the towel as he is a relatively new husband and father and knows the value and fragility of family. They did go a long time during his personal and tragic time-out and have high cash flow demands so hopefully, there are a few tours left.

Go see them and support fine artists who are fine people.
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Go. Do not pass go, but don't expect any improv or adlib. It will be lick-for-lick. As a drummer, I find "All The World's A Stage" as good as seeing them live. Great musicians, and I've seen them three times in 30 years. Great musicians, just a little too OCD for me. Loud, precise and presence is great, but no tricks to see.

Every song will be exactly as you know it, which for some, works. I'd rather see John McLaughlin with Dennis Chambers and Sting as the bassist. (You do know Sting was a bassist in The Police, right?) Don't even get me started.

Rush has always been awesome, but don't expect them to dance when they should be playing.

Jethro Tull would be a much better show, even if Ian is an ass when he speaks.
You have a point. At the recent Nickelback show, Chad tended to mix stuff up a little. Changed a word at the end of 'Rockstar' from "my" to "Mike's" name. Of course, he had been drinking rum and Coke (and straight out of the bottle) during the show. Hell, he even had free shots passed out to people in crowd on the floor with ID's and had the beer vendors come on stage and toss cold ones to the crowd. Of course, the crowd ended up wearing the beer more than drink it as the beer was in clear plastic cups without lids...
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Go. Do not pass go, but don't expect any improv or adlib. It will be lick-for-lick. As a drummer, I find "All The World's A Stage" as good as seeing them live. Great musicians, and I've seen them three times in 30 years. Great musicians, just a little too OCD for me. Loud, precise and presence is great, but no tricks to see.

Every song will be exactly as you know it, which for some, works. I'd rather see John McLaughlin with Dennis Chambers and Sting as the bassist. (You do know Sting was a bassist in The Police, right?) Don't even get me started.

Rush has always been awesome, but don't expect them to dance when they should be playing.

Jethro Tull would be a much better show, even if Ian is an ass when he speaks.
Disagree with that. I attended every show on two tours and every one was different. They do strive to keep the original tunes in tact and that is what their fans ask for. It certainly isn't lack of talent or imagination.
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Actually, they will update the repertoire as new material is released, but the only solid thing you can expect to change is maybe the last part of La Villa Strangiatto where Alex weirds out and the placement and some of the content of the ever predictable drum solo, which really has the same root theme as the one I saw in Seattle in '81, in '95 and '06 in Hotlanta. Great show, but don't expect anything much different if you see them a second time. Bottom line, don't miss them. The smaller the venue the better. I saw them at the Coliseum in Seattle, the Dome in Seattle and the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater in Atlanta over 30 years. All of the old stuff was still the same. If they played La Villa Strangiatto to open and I wasn't with my wife, I would probably leave after. All of Working Man will not be on the set list. It's now a medley for a new audience. I know I am callous, but I'm also a pro drummer, so I am way biased as well. There is no doubt that they are a world class act, but they are always the same world class act.

Have a great time, burn one for me and get pizza after.
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Actually, they will update the repertoire as new material is released, but the only solid thing you can expect to change is maybe the last part of La Villa Strangiatto where Alex weirds out and the placement and some of the content of the ever predictable drum solo, which really has the same root theme as the one I saw in Seattle in '81, in '95 and '06 in Hotlanta. Great show, but don't expect anything much different if you see them a second time. Bottom line, don't miss them. The smaller the venue the better. I saw them at the Coliseum in Seattle, the Dome in Seattle and the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater in Atlanta over 30 years. All of the old stuff was still the same. If they played La Villa Strangiatto to open and I wasn't with my wife, I would probably leave after. All of Working Man will not be on the set list. It's now a medley for a new audience. I know I am callous, but I'm also a pro drummer, so I am way biased as well. There is no doubt that they are a world class act, but they are always the same world class act.

Have a great time, burn one for me and get pizza after.
During the Vapor Trails tour I was sitting at a picnic table back stage in Santa Fe. Alex, Howard Ungerleider (lighting director) and I were having a sandwich and we all watched a bee helping itself to Howard's lunch. That was the first day of the "Meat Bee" story that took place during La Villa for the remaining shows.

I was also with Howard at the lighting panel during a show in NC. During the drum solo, some dude kept stepping on my foot and bumping into me. I finally looked over at the guy after he exclaimed " This drummer is amazing man!" It was Alex.. Always a prankster.

Fun times.

Oh, my favorite shows are at Staples Center in LA and at home in Toronto. They are on their game at both venues.
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