Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rush Clockwork Angels tour Bridgeport open thread
1:00PM EST | comments (64) |

UPDATE - 10/12@11:40AM: Here's a review from

UPDATE - 10/11@3:05PM: Here's a gallery of photos from the show posted over at

UPDATE - 10/11@7:32AM: Reports seem to indicate that the Night A setlist was played as anticipated; complete setlist here (*SPOILERS*). Official photos from the show have been posted at

Rush Clockwork Angels 2012 tourRush cranks up the Clockwork Angels tour machine again tonight for leg #2 of the 2012 tour, playing the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport - their first show as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. The band is due to play their Night A setlist - the same that was played in Saskatoon (*SPOILERS*) a couple weeks back. If there are any deviations from this setlist I'll be sure to post them here. For everyone going to tonight's show - have fun, be safe and make sure to share your reports, reviews, and photos with us. Rush on!!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 10th @ 7:30PM
Show Number: 13
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
Place: Bridgeport, CT

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#64 - Posted 10/12/12 @8:20PM by lapirata2 [contact]

#57 Yes it was! There is something romantic about listening to a baseball game on the radio that TV or Internet can never reproduce -- especially with drama like that!
#63 - Posted 10/12/12 @10:26AM by moving my pictures [contact]

I tend to hear that JBL PA gear sounds best at shows .I wonder why they do not use that ? I believe alot of it has to do with the Venue not the band.I think the subs were JBL? bass sound waves do not fully form untilfifty feet from the source .I noticed in Minneapolis the subs were down in front of the front row between the stage and the audience.Like Geddy once said in an interview he wished that everyone could wear headphones at a concert.Well when you can get up there and do it better then Ill go see you twenty five times .Or not .You must know they are trying to give the very best in all respects.Rush kicks my ass.If you didnt like it maybe you could just shut up then .Write it in your diary then read it and feel satisfied with your musical accomplishments.
Three types of Rush fans
1 My cup runneth over
2 I wish my best friend was still alive so we could have gone to that show together.
3 Hey! I ordered a cheeseburger damnit !
#62 - Posted 10/11/12 @9:25PM by squintyt4e [contact]

Another awesome show last night! Alex was in great spirits and they came off the break refreshed and ready.

Here are about 15 videos including almost all of the Clockwork segment: link

#61 - Posted 10/11/12 @8:46PM by smiley [contact]

High Energy Trio are words for Bridgeport now. Where do these kids get the intensity to power it up? Now i begin to know SteamPunks. Must enjoy BComplex,, Extremely Gracious show, Lots of Love and Respect, it WAS Heaven. Exhausting Experience, Excellent exercise, Beautiful Strings! It was cool fire. like my friends say: The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity. These kids know the truth because the more you know the more you are. Nobody's Heroes too. i Love seeing People Enjoy their occupations. Super meeting True Rush Admirers, Sincerely Exhausted Smiley
#60 - Posted 10/11/12 @5:06PM by LedRush [contact]

I was in Section 1, row D and I thought the sound was good and definitely not too loud. I usually don't like hockey rinks/basketball arenas because of the sound issues, and I've seen Alice in Chain, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam shows all ruined by horrible sound and being way too loud. At this show, the guitar was upfront, the vocals were amazing, and the strings were at the right level for me. I agree that the bass was sometimes burried, but sometimes I thought it was perfect. The drums were fine, if not perfect, for me too.

I did my best to get into the show and have as much excitement as I could, but the crowd wasn't totally into it. But I've noticed that to be true if a show happens during the week or if it happens at a place where no alcohol is served (I'm looking at you Jones Beach). I saw the obvious wives, children and casual fans looking interested and happy, but just not totally rocking out.

Did anyone see the fight in my row? Some drunk guy spilled my beer, then went on to stumble onto the a girl next to me (in an unrelated trip). Her boyfriend/husband got pissed, a loud shouting match ensued, the police were called, and then nothing happened. Definitely hurt the vibe in my area. My wife and I tried to up the energy, but we are but two people :)
#59 - Posted 10/11/12 @4:50PM by LedRush [contact]


That was a great call from Sterling. It's calls like that which ensure that no matter what you say about him, he will never be fired. Just amazing!
#58 - Posted 10/11/12 @4:40PM by CraigJ [contact]

The majority of venues I've been to, US AIrways in Phoenix, The Forum in LA, Market Square Arena in Indy, various places in St Louis, I'd have to say the sound quality was meh. Not bad in most cases, but not great. Pacific Amphitheater and Irvine Meadows Amphitheater (both in OC California) are generally really good. Makes sense really - the places designed for music performance sound a whole lot better than those designed for basketball and hockey.
#57 - Posted 10/11/12 @3:20PM by More Evil Twin of ByTor

It's all so completely dependent on the arena and where you sit, this sound quality question. On this tour, I went to the shows in Pittsburgh and Columbus. At Pittsburgh, I was slightly closer than halfway back on the floor. The bass was barely present, but vox, guitars and drums were all really good, as were the strings. It was NOT the loudest show I had been to, by far. I dare say you could have held a conversation with your neighbor during some of the tunes.

In Columbus, the mix between instruments (incl bass presence) was excellent, though my buddy and I both remarked it was unbelievably loud. We were about 10 rows up, halfway back, on Alex's side.

Going back to the Time Machine tour, I went to the Camden (Philly) and Pittsburgh shows. At Camden, we did a little moving around, and I thought it sounded like crap just about everywhere. "Mud," shall we say ... but that is one of those lousy shell amphitheater places, which more often than not just can't handle a good loud rock show. However the Pittsburgh show (held at Consol Energy Center, just like this tour) sounded phenomenal. There, I had seats almost exactly where my Columbus seats were on the CA tour.
#56 - Posted 10/11/12 @2:29PM by RThompson150 [contact]

I, for one would never leave a Rush show after the second song. I love Rush and their music and their shows are something else. I am taking my wife Kim to a Rush show on the 3rd of November in Tampa, Florida and she is in for a treat. The Rush concert is my wife's birthday gift.
#55 - Posted 10/11/12 @1:46PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Vapor Trails Tour-Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sound was awful (where we were sitting anyways), just terrible, waay too much bottom end, just a loud distorted low rumbling. Of my 20 shows over the years this was the only one that was like this! Hope it's great at the ACC this Sunday.

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