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Rush Play the o2 Thurs 12th May!!!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,928 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    michaelch wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    My son and I travelled down to the Rush concert last night from Belfast.
    Fantastic show and crowd!
    Quite a few of the guys had great Rush Guiness t shirts on which we thought were better than the ones being sold at the O2.
    Can anyone tell me where to buy one?

    (Neil Pert is a legend!)

    http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120720594617&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1156


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 michaelch


    Sorry about the typo above
    Obviously should have been Peart!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 michaelch


    Thanks Mushy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭flyswatter


    It's pure concentration. He was always like that, long before his family tragedies. I like the fact that he's so serious, proving that you don't have to gurn like an idiot to be impressive behind the kit. He has remarked that drumming for Rush concerts is like running a marathon and solving logarithms at the same time.

    Yeah, it does require immense concentration but I've seen other amazing drummers who look like they are enjoying themselves.

    Marco Minneman for example, one of the best drummers around these days. Just beaten by Mike Mangini to become Dream Theatres new drummer. You can see the joy on his face when he plays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,246 ✭✭✭✭Dyr


    flyswatter wrote: »
    Yeah, it does require immense concentration but I've seen other amazing drummers who look like they are enjoying themselves.

    Marco Minneman for example, one of the best drummers around these days. Just beaten by Mike Mangini to become Dream Theatres new drummer. You can see the joy on his face when he plays.

    Old Pearty would sound much better if he smiled or pulled silly faces alrighty :confused:


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  • Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 26,928 Mod ✭✭✭✭rainbow kirby


    Incoming wrote: »
    Looks like an all male audience. Were there any females in the house??
    <---


    One of the best gigs I've ever been to, tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,148 ✭✭✭rednik


    Still on a high,what a great night. Here's a few photos I took.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭Minstrel27




  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭AndyKiely


    michaelch wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    My son and I travelled down to the Rush concert last night from Belfast.
    Fantastic show and crowd!
    Quite a few of the guys had great Rush Guiness t shirts on which we thought were better than the ones being sold at the O2.
    Can anyone tell me where to buy one?

    (Neil Pert is a legend!)

    To be fair, I thought this T-Shirt looked unreal

    http://i.rockthisthing.com/rushbackstage/thumb/440/440/RUTM361003_000.jpg
    http://i.rockthisthing.com/rushbackstage/thumb/440/440/RUTM361003_001.jpg

    I ended up buying it anyway and I love it. Such a great shirt.

    Something that I really wanted was the Hoodie, but man that was way too expensive. 90 bobs.

    http://i.rockthisthing.com/rushbackstage/thumb/440/440/RUTM943000_000.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 224 ✭✭citizenken


    I've not posted on this forum before, but last night's gig was one of the most amazing shows I've seen,pure class from start to finish.
    I never thought I would see these Guy's live its been well worth the 30+ year wait. Lets hope it's not too long before we get a return.
    I only wish I had standing tickets, I hate sitting at concerts.
    And even though Neill Peart doesn't smile much, he wouldn't do it if he didn't love it, and besides the other guys more than make up for it :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 Incoming


    Wow, crackin' photos rednik.

    Checked shirt Alex, T- Shirt Geddy was after interval, I'm guessing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,801 ✭✭✭Roanmore


    Apart from The Spirit of Radio, which was awful.
    .

    Maybe the Gefilter wasn't working at the time :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭torby


    great gig...now if youre like me and like memorabilia, you might like this, I usually look for flyers for the tour, but couldn't see any...and I've no intention of paying for them on fleabay, so you might like this....print it out on A4 glossy on one side and a gig photo on the other

    rush.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭torby


    this sort of idea (I actually used the guitar pick collection, but I may make a bigger montage with some pics of the gig as well)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭CiaranK


    The gig was out of this world!! The whole thing start to finish, MINDBLOWING!!! Only thing that annoyed me was I was queing since just before half 5. I was in the second row, slightly left of Geddys mic. I turned to the side cause I was chatting to a man called Denis, don't know if he is on here. I meet him at gigs all the time. This Arrogant English Twat wormed his way in front of me when I was talking. He wouldn't move and he was annoying everyone around. I got so much abuse from him when I was asking him to move. Everyone one around was sticking up for me so Thanks if yis are on here too! I was called every name under the sun from this guy, then he tried to bring up his drunken mates too. His excuse for not moving was "It's a rock concert, everyman for himself". He moved just before the the intermission so it was alright from there. I'm only 17 and it was my first time to see Rush and it kinda put a dampner on the beginning of the night.

    The woman that had the sign was beside me. He was from Toronto. She was a fan since 1976. 'TO Rocks' means Toronto Rocks she told me. There were these cool guys in front of me. They were following the tour as much as they could. One of the guys, I didn't get his name, Was from the states and he had the Grey Wig, Grey beard and funny teeth and glasses that Geddy had in the video at the intermission. He looked really good. Geddy mouthed down to him "Thats really good man". The whole night was just amazing. Though the crowd were a bit messy during a few songs near the end, Getting thrown around the place, but thats all part of a rock concert!

    2 HD videos:

    Marathon [As you can see the explosion nearly gave me and my Da a heart attack]:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6_J5dZH50E

    Spirit Of Radio:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybaWDBbYNsI


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭torby


    was my wifes camera...just realised at the end of the gig you could take video on it...DOH!...If I'd known they were as lax about cams at the O2 I would have taken my Sanyo Xacti HD....oh well...
    http://youtu.be/PytTD8HdDmk


  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭CiaranK


    Great Photos everyone. Hotpress have some really nice ones here:

    http://www.hotpress.com/photos/photo_st.php?id=7901015&idx=0


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭Minstrel27


    I'd love a decent clip of the opening.

    Not perfect but watchable



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭peter1892


    I'm still grinning like a big eejit after that one :)

    Superb gig, the band were absolutely brilliant. I was wondering how certain songs might go down amongst the crowd, especially during the first set but everyone was appreciative to say the least.

    'Moving Pictures' was amazing to hear live and in full. The stage & lighting was as good a setup as I've ever seen.

    So, if the new album is released next year they'll probably go on the road in North America for a while, then maybe a year off before R:40 in 2014. I think we made a good impression last night & hopefully they'll be back :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭EyesClosed




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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,889 ✭✭✭grimm2005


    Was about third row standing. got a few vids with my mini spy cam. Missed most of the intro video due to not being able to see what I was filming! but the sound is pretty good and I got a good few photos too. Check em out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL0J1VOVKjI - Spirit of Radio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUaGICSUQ5g - YYZ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUxGME2Eac - Caravan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYcTjoIiEqU - Drum Solo (Love 4 Sale)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEtQY3-alaY - La Villa Strangiato

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39950529@N03/sets/72157626586752377/ - Photos


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,246 ✭✭✭✭Dyr


    grimm2005 wrote: »
    Was about third row standing. got a few vids with my mini spy cam. Missed most of the intro video due to not being able to see what I was filming! but the sound is pretty good and I got a good few photos too. Check em out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL0J1VOVKjI - Spirit of Radio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUaGICSUQ5g - YYZ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUxGME2Eac - Caravan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYcTjoIiEqU - Drum Solo (Love 4 Sale)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEtQY3-alaY - La Villa Strangiato

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39950529@N03/sets/72157626586752377/ - Photos

    I have one of those wee cameras, thats pretty good quality


  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭torby


    Bambi wrote: »
    I have one of those wee cameras, thats pretty good quality

    I have one, mine looks like the wee key fob remote you have for the car...is this what we're all talking about....lol...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,889 ✭✭✭grimm2005


    torby wrote: »
    I have one, mine looks like the wee key fob remote you have for the car...is this what we're all talking about....lol...

    Yep, thats the one, got it from a thread in bargain alerts last year, very capable little yokes given the price. Photos were taken with my phone though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 Incoming


    Well done with the footage everyone. I know it's been said many times already, but what else can you say but Awesome!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 Incoming


    CiaranK wrote: »
    The gig was out of this world!! The whole thing start to finish, MINDBLOWING!!! Only thing that annoyed me was I was queing since just before half 5. I was in the second row, slightly left of Geddys mic. I turned to the side cause I was chatting to a man called Denis, don't know if he is on here. I meet him at gigs all the time. This Arrogant English Twat wormed his way in front of me when I was talking. He wouldn't move and he was annoying everyone around. I got so much abuse from him when I was asking him to move. Everyone one around was sticking up for me so Thanks if yis are on here too! I was called every name under the sun from this guy, then he tried to bring up his drunken mates too. His excuse for not moving was "It's a rock concert, everyman for himself". He moved just before the the intermission so it was alright from there. I'm only 17 and it was my first time to see Rush and it kinda put a dampner on the beginning of the night.

    The woman that had the sign was beside me. He was from Toronto. She was a fan since 1976. 'TO Rocks' means Toronto Rocks she told me. There were these cool guys in front of me. They were following the tour as much as they could. One of the guys, I didn't get his name, Was from the states and he had the Grey Wig, Grey beard and funny teeth and glasses that Geddy had in the video at the intermission. He looked really good. Geddy mouthed down to him "Thats really good man". The whole night was just amazing. Though the crowd were a bit messy during a few songs near the end, Getting thrown around the place, but thats all part of a rock concert!

    2 HD videos:

    Marathon [As you can see the explosion nearly gave me and my Da a heart attack]:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6_J5dZH50E

    Spirit Of Radio:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybaWDBbYNsI

    Hey, thanks for clearing up the TO Rocks banner. :)
    Glad idiot in front pushed off after a while. Sadly there's always a few them at every gig. Pity there's not some mega cool scanning device at the entrance to weed them out before they ever get into the building. Send them packing!!


  • Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 26,928 Mod ✭✭✭✭rainbow kirby


    Incoming wrote: »
    Glad idiot in front pushed off after a while. Sadly there's always a few them at every gig

    Like the really tall guy (seriously, at least 6'6") who decided for quite a while to stand right in front of me :eek:

    The perils of standing tickets as a not-exactly-tall woman...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    CiaranK wrote: »
    'TO Rocks' means Toronto Rocks she told me.

    Thanks for that. As it happens, someone explained that to me earlier this afternoon, and then it obviously made sense.

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, The Bothy Band, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭delbertgrady


    Incoming wrote: »
    Glad idiot in front pushed off after a while. Sadly there's always a few them at every gig. Pity there's not some mega cool scanning device at the entrance to weed them out before they ever get into the building. Send them packing!!

    ... like the Canadian guy who thought it was okay to barge his way up the front during the interval, and was using the fact that he'd come from Canada as some sort of "justification" for this. If he'd come all that way, would it have killed him to make a bit more effort and have been down in the venue by 6:30 to secure his place? :rolleyes:

    2024 Gigs and Events: David Suchet, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Smile, Pixies, Liam Gallagher John Squire/Jake Bugg, The Bothy Band, Olivia Rodrigo, Mitski, Muireann Bradley, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Girls Aloud, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Smashing Pumpkins/Weezer, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift/Paramore, Suede/Manic Street Preachers, Muireann Bradley, AC/DC, Deacon Blue, The The, blink-182, Coldplay, Gilbert O'Sullivan.



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭Minstrel27


    We were beside a group who spent most of the night getting up to go to the bar and then left 10 minutes early declaring it was over. Tools.


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