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Topic: Rush Time Machine Tour 2010
Posted By: Catcher10
Subject: Rush Time Machine Tour 2010
Date Posted: August 17 2010 at 15:53
Ok I'm back from vacation, the wife and I alone for a week!!! No kids...Wooohooo!!!!!!
We saw two shows during our trip Scorpions Sting In the Tail Tour and Rush Time Machine.
We traveled to Mountain View, CA from Seattle to see Rush. Pretty good venue, amphitheater style, good sound, good atmosphere...would go there again.
Rush, what can you certainly get all the value of your ticket at a Rush show. It was an Evening with Rush, so no opening act. Started off with a 5-6 minute intro video, "The real history of Rash".....Neil getting into the 'limelight' is a good thing, all 3 band members are in the video and as usual Alex is the most funny of them all. The video led right into The Spirit of Radio and from there a very good mix of 80's to current songs. It was good to hear songs like Time Stand Still, Leave That Thing Alone and Marathon....Workin Them Angels is quickly turning into a crowd favorite.
I have to say Brought Up to Believe (new song) kicked major rump live!! The boys tore through that song in a mean way.... After 11 songs they took a 30 minute break.....I think the whole crowd needed it, complete mayhem never stopped during those first 11 songs.
The Time Machine then began.....about 5 minutes left of the break a countup from 1974 to 1980 starts, then another video about 5-6 minutes which works into Tom Sawyer and the entire Moving Pictures album.....Flawlessly played and the highlight ofcourse was The Camera Eye...last time I heard that one live I think was Signals Tour.
Caravan, the other new song again played excellent live....I have not mentioned the video screen yet, it was amazing!! Like a huge HD jumbotron, picture was crystal clear....the accompanying video for Caravan was almost 3D like.
The new Peart solo "Love For Sale" was shorter, all Rhythm Method remnants are gone.....much more focus on jazz, fusion, noises, african and the nod to Buddy Rich at the end....very fresh.
New spins on Closer to the Heart and La Villa Strangiato were nice to hear....finishing with Working Man which sounded better than ever.
The stage setup was very cool, very heavy on the "steampunk" theme that Neil has talked about and also the look and feel of Jules Verne's submarine in 20,000 Leagues, which Neil has said was part of the inspiration for his new drum kit design...all copper and shinny. Geddy's amps, gafilter music machine, sausage maker and Alex's amps, were all retro designed, again very cool. Steam blowing out of the top all during the show from their amps and also pyro with an amazing amount of lights for this tour.......Again all adding up to just a great show for the ticket prices you pay these days, you are not short changed at a Rush show. Then after Geddy leaves the stage.......another very funny ending video gets played, about 10 minutes long featuring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel along with Geddy, Neil and Alex in a backstage scene.
I have to say Rush are simply getting better with age, especially their attention to detail on their live shows. Musically, they are playing better than ever live........Certainly the supporting tour next year for Clockwork Angels album will be a tour not to be missed
Here are some pics my wife took....enjoy.


Posted By: Johnnytuba
Date Posted: August 23 2010 at 09:35
I saw them on this tour in Saratoga Springs New York.  Excellent show, huge Rush fan!  I would have to say thier 30th Anniversary tour was my favorite though even though this concert was incredible.  I really enjoyed Marathon and The Camera Eye!

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Time will do its healing, you've got to let it go.

Posted By: jme
Date Posted: August 23 2010 at 18:45
nice images...good job!

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Posted By: JROCHA
Date Posted: August 23 2010 at 22:31
nice pics, i missed them! I'll see the trio next summer hopefully...

Posted By: progkidjoel
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 04:21
Damn, they're fantastic photos! Looks like a great time. Great review


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 05:02
That's a damn fine review and excellent pictures. Thanks JoseClap


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Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 05:21
Isn't it amazing that these guys after all these years kick serious butt. They do get better and better, I understand that now...great review thanks!

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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 10:09
I saw them for the first time a month ago in Irvine, California, at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.
It was a great concert. The atmosphere was just fantastic and of course, Rush performed excellently.
I sure hope to see them again in the future.


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 14:44
Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Isn't it amazing that these guys after all these years kick serious butt. They do get better and better, I understand that now...great review thanks!
Thanks....glad everyone enjoyed the pics and review.


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 14:49
Sounds awesome.  First Rush tour that I have missed in many years. 


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 14 2010 at 15:09
^ Well u get another chance hopefully late 2011 early 2012.... 


Posted By: sigod
Date Posted: September 15 2010 at 09:08
Rush are a fantastic band and some brilliant photos by your wife Catcher10. I so wish more people knew about them but it seems as if they'll never break out of the bars and club circuit. Wink

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- Clement Atlee, on Winston Churchill

Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: September 15 2010 at 09:20
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

^ Well u get another chance hopefully late 2011 early 2012.... 
I'm holding out until early 2112.


Posted By: rushaholic
Date Posted: September 15 2010 at 12:23
2 weeks from today in Atlanta!!

Posted By: progger7
Date Posted: September 17 2010 at 23:41
seeing them oct 2nd!!!! this just made the wait more excruciating. Cry


Posted By: Casimir
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 22:34
I saw them in Auburn, WA, and it was an outstanding show!

Posted By: progger7
Date Posted: October 14 2010 at 15:41
it was pure euphoria going to this show. hope to see them again next year!Thumbs Up


Posted By: Jazzywoman
Date Posted: October 16 2010 at 11:52
Oh jeez, i remember when i saw them this year.  July 5th, 2010...what a euphoric experience.  Geddy Lee was playing soo.....perfectly it was nearly jaw-dropping.  Oh, and Alex and Neil were pretty awesome too Tongue

Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 20:47
I saw them on august 14th 2010 at the MGM grand hotel & casino. Musically, they're better than ever. But Geddy Lee's vocals are not at it's best. But the sketches at the beginning of the first and second parts of the show were hilarious. Here they are:

Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: May 08 2012 at 11:47
Ohhh.....what happened to my wifes pics!!! Shocked I must have removed them from my album, will try and put them back..may not be the same ones though......I have slept since then and saw the 2011 show.


Posted By: gerdtheater
Date Posted: May 30 2012 at 12:41
I have never seen Rush live Cry Hope they come someday to Mexico!

Playing a three-hour Rush show is like running a marathon while solving equations.
Neil Peart

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