Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Rush Rush

A few words about the fans:

  • Rush fans are loyal. Before the concert, there were text messages posted on the big screen TVs. "I love Rush, Rush changed my life, Rush Rocks, Geddy is God, Rush is the Best trio ever, etc." And some Mother's Day messages. Then there was one that seemed a little out of place: "My name is Bret and I like balls in my face." Oh dear, I'm glad I didn't have to explain that one.
  • Rush fans love to air drum. A short, stout couple in front of us were drumming along and knew every beat. They wouldn't even stop when people passed in front of them.
  • Rush fans drink a lot of beer. I may be generalizing here, and I apologize to the non-drinking fans. But there were long, long lines for the men's rooms! And no wait at all for the women. Highly unusual.

Our favorite moments, besides the music!:

  • Frank's favorite moment was when Neil Peart dropped a drumstick. "The greatest drummer in the world dropped his drumstick," marveled Frank. "He looked pissed."
  • Ernest loved the South Park clip, with Cartman wearing a Geddy Lee wig and massacring "Tom Sawyer." He says this was specially made for Rush, and not on any TV episode. He's my South Park expert.
  • I loved the rotisserie chicken cookers on stage. Seriously! Alex Lifeson, the guitarist, has huge speakers behind him, so Geddy Lee balances his side out with large appliances. A person behind me said he had washers and dryers one year. This year, Henhouse chicken rotisseries.
  • I think the Handy Husband loved everything.

We committed an unforgivable sin and left before the encore. I hate to do that. It's disrespectful to the artists. But if we hadn't, we would have been stuck in the parking lot for an hour or more.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the concert.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This is very funny and does bring back the memories. Mr. Fix-it? Rush fan and notoroius air drummer. I once suffered a bloody nose due to a vicous air cymbal strike in a car. Seriously.

Mrs. G. said...

I am just so glad you don't love Rush Limgbaugh-my heart quaked for just a second when I started reading.

Anonymous said...

You are quite the rock and roll family!!

Noodle said...

You saw RUSH!?! OMG, I am so jealous! I heart Rush!


Domestically Challenged said...

Oh help who are Rush?

BOSSY said...

Cool -- Bossy feels like she was there. In fact, here comes a beer burp: bellllllch.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

My husband came home talking about the rotisserie thingys.

I'm not a Rush fan.

Anonymous said...

I like your countdown to summer on your sidebar.
Sonny Boy has a total of four days, counting today.
I work all summer.

barbra said...

Whoa, you have some big names in your comments! You go girl!

David said...

I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Rush was a high school regular band that played all our dances for the 4 years I went to this high school. I followed them much after of course but I'll never forget seeing them for the first time when they were 17 year old kids.