Today was the day i saw RUSH for the first time , 24 years ago at the Philadelphia Spectrum, sept 25th 1980 MOVING PICTURES warm up tour.
where did the years go? this day is also a bitter sweet remembrance for many people, i remember listing to the local radio station that day, and heard something about " world famous drummer dies after drinking contest" of course i thought it was neil. I and many others found out that day "yes" John Bonham legendary drummer from Led Zepplin had died from an apparent heart attack due to alcohol toxicfication. If i remember correctly this happen at Robert Plants house, this was very sad news to lose one of the greatest drummers in rock music.
My mind shifted back to Rush and i find myself and friends in the Specturm parking for some tailgating and felt so at home hearing all the different Rush songs playing from car stereos and boom boxes. Bytor over there, closer to the heart there, and someone with a very powerful car stereo has 2112 cutting through all. I entered the hall and made to my seat and noticed there where many fans paying tribute to John Bonham with banners and signs (long live Led Zepplin,John Bonham rules ect..) then the beging of 2112 started as the red star floated to the middle of the screen. I can go on for hours about that concert and it was many things 22 shows later, and 24 years since that first concert and rush and i are still around,"just with less hair""There are only failures of character never talent"