Monday, September 27, 2010

Rush 2112 (2010)

I got the opportunity to see the World's Greatest Rock Band this past Sunday evening.

Rush played Dallas.

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart have been around for over 3 decades. The Canadian power trio is working on its 20th album now. This was the first time I had the priviledge of seeing them in person. A vibrant 3 hour set left ears ringing. The seat I paid way too much for was very rarely used. No backup singers, no session musicians sitting in the wings filling out the sound, and no stupid dancers or choreographed routines - just music, and a lot of it.

Besides the incredible music, Rush is an 'everyman's' band. They don't take themselves too seriously. In fact, they go out of their way to poke fun at themselves. Now I don't expect a non-Rushie to understand the following clip, but this is a cell phone capture (not by me) of the opening piece shown on the video screen during an earlier date on this tour.

Long Live the Gefilter!

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