The Big Money
The Analog Kid
Where's My Thing? (with drum solo)
Set 2: (with Clockwork Angels String Ensemble)
Headlong Flight (with drum solo)
Halo Effect (with guitar solo intro)
Wish Them Well
Red Sector A
The Spirit of Radio
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Grand Finale
You would think with this being my 10th time seeing Rush that I wouldn't leave the show in awe and speechless about their performance but it happens every time. I had a bit of good luck the day before the show since some floor seats in the 15th row on Geddy's side opened up on ticketmaster so I got two for me and my brother. I bought my original tickets well after they went on sale was gonna be sitting up in the top level. I would've been fine with that but I had the extra cash on Friday and i'm glad I got the floor seats. The crowd was great in my area and i'm glad I got to sit where the real fans who were into everything and making noise all night. Overall, the whole crowd was great a very receptive towards everything but down where we were sitting the people couldn't have been more enthusiastic.
I liked this show a lot better than when I saw them in Buffalo last year. A lot of that had to do with sitting so much closer this time that I was able to see a lot of things happening on stage that I didn't before. The whole atmosphere was just better here than the show I saw last year. It's not a knock on that show either since it was a great one. The band just seemed so on fire last night and the crowd matched their energy. I'm sure a lot of it had to do with the band being back in Canada to.
The drum solos seemed a little bit longer to me. I don't know why but they all seemed to have had an extra minute or so added to each. I got a bit of a different set this time around with The Pass, Wish Them Well and Dreamline. I missed out on The Body Electric both times though which I really wanted to hear. The new stuff came off so good and I think songs like Clockwork Angels, The Anarchist, The Wreckers and the show stopping Headlong Flight will have no problem staying in the set come future tours.
Special thanks to the people in Hamilton for being so into this show. The last time I saw Rush in Canada was at the Molson amphitheater in Toronto in 1997 and those lame asses sat for the whole concert. It's good to see that not every Canadian crowd treats the Gods with such disrespect