Rush -- Homdel, NJ -- July 8th, 2007
Yes all you rush fans already know the set list since every show is the same.
...or is it?
RUSH at Saratoga Perf. Arts Center June 30, 2007
Set list is the same as opening night Atlanta gig posted elsewhere on this site
02. Digital Man
03. Entre Nous
06. The Main Monkey Business
07. The Larger Bowl
08. Secret Touch
10. Between The Wheels
12. Far Cry
13. Workin' Them Angels
14. Armor And Sword
16. The Way The Wind Blows
18. Natural Science
19. Witch Hunt
20. Malignant Narcissism
21. Drum Solo
23. Summertime Blues
24. The Spirit Of Radio
25. Tom Sawyer
26. One Little Victory
27. A Passage to Bangkok
Notes: 1) Venue SUUUCKS. It is smaller, so from the lawn you're not that far away. However the sight lines are for shit. There is a mezanine that overhangs the floor, so from the lawn you're looking over the heads of the floor and under the floor of the Mezz. Horrible design. to get to this mezzanine there are 4 ramps that start at the back of the lawn and angle straight out toward the upper deck. effectively sectioning off the lawn from 1 large lawn, to 3-5 sections with 10 foot gaps where there is cement. yes people sit under there and they are covered but there are numerous support poles in the way of the view.
2) No alcohol in seated areas/lawn...what? are you kidding. No... there's a "pub" like 200 yards behind the lawn and concession area and you have to consume it there. Saw security walking the crowd the whole time and did confiscate beer.
3) They allow chairs...but ANYTHING GOES! If you can carry it, its in. So this smaller than normal lawn area with bad sightlines to begin with allows any type of folding chair you care to lug from your car over the bridge. Many other venues only allow "beach height" of 9 inches off the grownd. so as to not obstruct the view. But i guess since you can't see unless you're standing anyway, whats the difference.
AVOID THIS VENUE IF YOU CAN.
SHOW: Awesome! Nuf said.
RUSH show #2 PNC Bank Arts center, NJ July 8, 2007
Set list same except
in place of summertime blues
Distant Early Warning!!
Venue much better, nice big lawn, PACKED with folks. Everyone can see, everyone can DRINK!
Item: Towards the end of the 5 new songs at the top of the second set, I was talking to some dude at the side of the lawn who I bumbed a cigarette from and Some other dude walked up to me and offered me his seats on the 8th row CENTER! I didn't understand or care why he was leaving. I thanked him and down I went during the opening chords of Subdivisions. Holy Shit I was like 20 feet fom Getty and Alex. for Natural Science, Witch Hunt, Professor Peart's Solo, Oh my god It was unreal.
It was good to get a couple of shows in a week and now I can't wait for MSG, NYC Sept. 17. (Second row off the floor, close to stage!!)
Poison/RATT!!! Jones Beach July 24
SLAYER/manson PNC Aug 5 (10th row)
Weird Al PNC Aug 12 (7th row, don't ask)
Rush MSG Sept 17
Megadeth Irving NYC Sept 26
KING DIAMOND BB KINGS March 2008!!
That is awesome news! I would much rather see Distant Early Warning than Summertime Blues. Thanks for the info.
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