Opening night boot, pics, facts , cool link (huge spoilers)

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Opening night boot, pics, facts , cool link (huge spoilers)

Post by Ogg » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:07 pm

Thought I'd make the effort to put this together for all of you here.

I found a cool 'heads up' on the opening night in Atlanta here: ... lanta.html
If you scroll down you can even download the boot in four seperate parts. Apparently it's a different source from the opening night boot I already have. For the record I love the new directions within Neil's solo, even an 'industrial' slant in there :).

Here's the cover: Image

I found a few pics of the gig elsewhere:


HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

The dryers have been replaced by three rotisserie chicken roasters which are as tall as Alex's stacks of H&K amplifiers, and are believed to say "Hen House" across the front of them.
The opening video begins with a dream sequence with the Alex and Neil, reminiscent of the Jerry Stiller video from R30: Alex wakes up and taps someone sleeping beside him. Neil rolls over, and they both look at each other and yell 'AHHHHHHHHHHH", then after an animated sequence, Alex wakes up and says something to the affect of "What did they do to my food?" then cuts to Geddy who is sitting in a chair approached by an old man in a Scottish kilt who speaks with a Scottish accent who tells Geddy he doesn't care how he is feeling, that the show must go on etc, and threatens him with humorous threats IF he doesn't get up and go do the show to which they all ran out. The guy in the Scottish costume is actually Geddy, dressed in make up and wig.
At the end of the show, another video of Scottish Geddy plays, where he tells people to go home because he wants to get back to eating his chicken.
The video intro for the second set is all Alex in rare, comical form, playing several characters on the Snakes and Arrows Leela board. The board shifts around the screen and highlights certain lines to which Alex pops up and executes typical Alex rants.
There is a video of Bob & Doug McKenzie to introduce The Larger Bowl.
The Larger Bowl had video snippets showing alternating images between the rich and the poor, etc. Towards the end you see iron gates on 2 screens, but as they focus in on the buildings behind them you see that one is a mansion and the other is a prison.
Workin' Them Angels had a video accompaniment similar to the album art of various types of workers and soldiers with angel wings.
There is a South Park video intro to Tom Sawyer; during the video, the South Park characters begin playing Tom Sawyer but Cartman sings the wrong lyrics, "I traveled down the river with a black guy", which leads to an argument about the lyrics revolving around one of them saying that he's actually read the book and that's how the story goes, but the other quickly corrects him saying "that was Huckleberry Finn". Cartman then says "I'm Geddy LEE and I can sing it however I want". They then agree to start again to "get it right" and count off the beginning where Rush takes over and plays.
During "A Passage To Bangkok", a video plays showing footage of far east trains, poppy fields, marijuana plants and many other scenes that relate to the song lyrics.
Alex plays a mandola mounted on an Omega stand during "Workin' Them Angels"
"Digital Man" may have been abbreviated, missing the first "He's got a force field" lyric.

101. Video Intro
102. Limelight
103. Digital Man
104. Entre Nous
105. Mission
106. Freewill
107. The Main Monkey Business
108. The Larger Bowl
109. Secret Touch
110. Circumstances
111. Between The Wheels
112. Dreamline
113. Intermission

201. Thunder (End of Intermission prompt)
202. Video Intro
203. Far Cry
204. Workin' Them Angels
205. Armor And Sword
206. Spindrift
207. The Way The Wind Blows
208. Subdivisions
209. Natural Science
210. Witch Hunt
211. Malignant Narcissism
212. Neil Peart's Drum Solo
213. Hope

301. Summertime Blues
302. The Spirit Of Radio
303. Tom Sawyer
304. Audience
305. One Little Victory
306. A Passage to Bangkok
307. YYZ
308. Video Outro

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Post by Ogg » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:15 pm

I'll be ****ed if I know why people arent interested in this?, twenty seven plus views an all? :-)

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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:18 pm

I think most just want to be surprised bro.

Just a guess though.
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:06 pm

Can't be that, biz there have been 27 views.

Personally, I think this is going to be a great show!
Onward and Upward!

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