First time you ever 'saw' Rush?

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Post by ladirushfan80 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:53 am

my first live experience was the signals tour.....
i cannot recall the first time i saw them on tv, but the first video that comes to mind is the body electric from GUP.....
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:23 am

I think I misunderstood the original question.

The first time I can remember seeing RUSH was the Distant Early Warning video. The narrow ties! The rolled up suit jacket sleeves! The mullets!

Oh, how I miss the 80's...

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Post by D'Anconia » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:15 pm

EndlesslyRocking wrote:I think I misunderstood the original question.

The first time I can remember seeing RUSH was the Distant Early Warning video. The narrow ties! The rolled up suit jacket sleeves! The mullets!

Oh, how I miss the 80's...

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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:38 pm

My first time was when MP came out. For both seeing them in picture and then for seeing the in concert.
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Post by psupower » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:28 am

Back in 1994 at The Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Counterparts Tour..

Candlebox opened for em and boy O boy did they get booed!!! Poor guys..


Damn, I still remember that show as if it was yesterday :lol:
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Post by 3 travelers » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:31 am

psupower wrote:Back in 1994 at The Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Counterparts Tour..

Candlebox opened for em and boy O boy did they get booed!!! Poor guys..


Damn, I still remember that show as if it was yesterday :lol:
They were heavily harrassed when I saw them in NY as well. I don't think they were out of the first verse of the first song before we all started screamin' for Rush
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Post by YYZ30 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:22 pm

Saw? 1981, Exit Stage Left Album...

Saw in person? 1991 RTB

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Post by rushfanfla » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:21 pm

Ahh yes, I remember that well, September 19,1980, the Permanent Waves tour. Two things that I can still recall from that show - an incredible explosion at the beginning of Temples of Syrinx and two new songs they previewed from their next album - Tom Sawyer and Limelight.

Still going strong after 30 years....amazing!

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Post by Scottish Lad » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:14 pm

First and only time so far I've seen Rush live was way back in 1992 when they toured with Roll The Bones at SECC in Glasgow.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:58 am

So far, but by the end of the UK leg of the tour, you will have seen them four more times, right? RUSH STALKER!
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Post by Walkinghairball » Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:31 pm

First time I saw them was when MTV was just starting up back in 1981-82. Man all the video's were cool.

The first concert was Test for Echo 1996, at The Gorge in George Wa.
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Post by D'Anconia » Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:34 pm

psupower wrote:Back in 1994 at The Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Counterparts Tour..

Candlebox opened for em and boy O boy did they get booed!!! Poor guys..


Damn, I still remember that show as if it was yesterday :lol:
Too bad about Candlebox. I saw that tour in Charlotte and Chapel Hill and thought that Candlebox was a fine opener. Of course my favorite opener to Rush has been on the last 3 tours.
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:12 am

Walkinghairball wrote:The first concert was Test for Echo 1996, at The Gorge in George Wa.
Oh man! Neil talks about that show in GR!

I want to see Rush at the Gorge. They should play there next tour and we can all camp there and party!
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:11 pm

It's so fun hearing about everybody else's experiences.

My first time was in 1979... Tour of the Hemispheres in Salt Lake City. I went in as a casual fan. I only knew The Trees, La Villa Strangiato, and 2112. When they played Cygnus X-1 The Journey and Geddy started playing that melody on his foot keyboard I just about fell out of my seat I was so excited. That was when I made the transition from being a casual fan to a hard-core fan.
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:38 am

Oh yeah! When I first saw them I was just a wean and I was blown away that Geddy could do so many things at one time. Sealed me as a Rushian for life.
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