2012 CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR
Mon, Sep 24 @ Target Center in Minneapolis, MN

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#57 - Posted 09/24/2012 12:14 PM by kjbird [contact]

movings my pictures....love your reminiscent posts. I wish i had such a rich history of memories. Thx for sharing!
#56 - Posted 09/24/2012 12:09 PM by kjbird [contact]

Middletown Dreams-awesome! About 3:15 into the song, i hear the birth of "Animate" from T4E. All going to MN have an incredible show - last gig before our neighbors to the north get them back for a few days!
#55 - Posted 09/23/2012 11:31 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

9/24/12 Target Center More Geddy Lee than you can shake a stick at.
#54 - Posted 09/23/2012 11:22 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

The lighting for that Signals show was pretty high tech for shows in that time.I think Rush were the pioneers of the rear projection screen.I remember vividly the songs The Weapon, New World Man, Subdivisions,and Countdown such new and exciting music.The lights were a combination of the cover of Exit Stage left and the Video distant Early Warning.I can look at the cover of Exit stage left and practically walk into that picture .Walk into that time, that concert .I sit there and just relive that moment when I look at that album concert pic .It is exciting and like the smell of strawberries I can recall it in my senses.
I loved seeing Primus open for Rush in Minneapolis on on the Counterparts tour.They tore it up .My name is mudd.Herb Alexander shredded on his Pork Pie kit ...shredded.Eric Johnson with his strat -no one was there the place waspractically empty for Eric Johnson . So many fond Rush memories in my mind all the time .Rush on !
#53 - Posted 09/23/2012 10:47 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

Sorry in advance if you dont enjoy my posts .Iam not very good at writing.Test for Echoe anyone there?
My sisters brought me to Rush when I was ten.Tickets five fifty in advance.1976.Robes,Morley Pedals stepped down,Neil full of piss n vinegar and angst.Bytor and the Snow Dog.The internet was not invented.You knew nothing about an upcoming tour until the poster went up on the telephone pole in your town.
1981 MTV plays Rush twice a day gives random tour dates.Saved two dollars a day in lunch money for three months to see Rush in Minneapolis on Moving Pictures tour.Took the Greyhound bus.Was in ninth grade.Rush still used guitar chords then(no wireless) .Alex broke a string and the guitar went flying thru the air offstage and another came flying back .Very "heady times" ten seconds later my buddy said dude did you see that guitar go flying thru the air .I said yeah that was awesome!Was the third of July at the Met center huge fireworks show in parking lot afterwards.Saw Neil sneek into his drumset before the show and tune it up .It was under this large orange red sheet .You could hear him tuning it .
Bismarck ND Signals tour. General admission concert.Seventy percent of the people there had probably never seen Rush in concert and did not know what they were in for.They started a bit late .The head sound guy kept touching the keyboards to see if all was good and it went right thru you .The lights were like what it was on the cover of Exit Stage Left .Epic show .Too bad that one isnt on video somewhere.Red Drums until hell wouldnt have it .They sang "we r the plumbers that come to fix your sink"for 2112.
A friend of mine said back in the day they would actually talk to you outside of the back door after the show .He said they were always very cool and friendly .Even on the Signals tour.
At concerts back in the seventies they sold these glowing necklaces.A small transparent tube filled with glowstick stuff .You wore it like a choker necklace.I think they sold for a dollar or two and a larger one for like five .The whole place would be lit up with these green glowing concert shwag necklaces.People would take the small BB out of the ends and dump it in their hair or hook necklaces together and spin them over their heads .Was fun times man .Wish I could do it all again .Some of my favorite days in this world have been the day of the Rush concerts.Like tomorrow in Minneapolis.Long live Rush !
#52 - Posted 09/23/2012 9:09 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

Lets get this party started .Dont be shy .Iam parking four inches away from a curb.Say something funny !Tell us old Rush stories .Tell us about how excited you are lets hear it man!Lets do this
#51 - Posted 09/23/2012 10:27 AM by bassman4001 [contact]

Moneypenny - Thanks for the heads up on parking. I'll give it a try.
#50 - Posted 09/22/2012 10:42 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

Trying an experiment for this tour and failed miserably.I was staying away from getting familiar with Clockwork A's material to have it be totally fresh and new "almost Virgin" when I saw it in concert.
Neil talks about alot of stuff on his website and in the tourbooks.I love reading it, he is a good writer and his point of view is always thought provoking.The album kicks my ass as usual.After a few reads thru the lyrics and twenty five listens it starts to sink in .There is always so much to hear and wrap your head around in this music and lyrics.Becoming familiar with Rush music takes me a while and is always so pleasant when you feel that your "getting it ".Understanding the significance of what they are trying to convey in their art.The twenty fifth listen is always better than the first for me and Iam still hearing new things and gaining better understanding of the whole concept here.It could very well be turned into a play or motion picture .
Like the lyrics to Working Them Angels to me the Clockwork A. story is very evident to be derived from Neils own life and experiences.Weaved into rock music lyrics ,made into this epic journey of song,art ,book and thought.There are so many angles here .The Wreckers, an aspect of life Neil recognizes and is always so good at making into this amazing canvas of progressive rock music with Alex and Geddy.Neils values are openly expressed in the story lines.That is a big reason alot of us fans are so dedicated and get so excited about this band.The lyrics are so good .They are smart,deep,reflections on life.Neil hit a homerun here with these lyrics.I love that about this band .It is important not stupid content.When we agree with the lyrics then we become the great unwaivering fans we are together in the Target Center witnessing Rock History again with one of the greatest bands ever.I CANT WAIT TO HEAR ClOCKWORK ANGELS EPICNESS WITH YOU!!!!at the Target Center! ROCK ON!
#49 - Posted 09/22/2012 2:12 AM by daryllh [contact]

good call on the parking issue with the Twins game.
#48 - Posted 09/20/2012 5:37 PM by dogslikeRUSH [contact]

Moneypenny, I knew about this and couldn't help but wonder: If the Yankees are kicking the Twins buts (highly likely) then the atmosphere in the stadium will be akin to a morgue. Meaning all of those Twins fans will get to hear the Rush concert!
#47 - Posted 09/20/2012 4:41 PM by Moneypenny [contact]

To all concert-goers...

Target Field (home of the Twins) is right behind Target Center, and the two facilities share many of the same parking areas and ramps. On Monday night the Twins host the Yankees, with a 7:10pm first pitch time. If any of you reading this are planning to drive into downtown, I recommend against parking in the A, B, or C ramps near Target Center. Not only will the ramps be jam packed, they will also be charging event parking rates. And if the game goes into extras, then there will be 30K baseball fans trying to leave the ramps at the same time as 10K Rush fans.

Now, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. There's a little-known stretch of on-street (metered) parking that I use for baseball games. Park on 5th St North, near the intersection with 6th Ave North, behind Target Field. Then just walk around Target Field right to Target Center. You'll park for less money and have a clear shot at exits from downtown instead of being stuck for 45-minutes trying to leave a ramp.
#46 - Posted 09/19/2012 1:29 PM by daryllh [contact]

Block E (across the street from Target Center) just had the theaters close. The Gameworks closed some ago. There are so many cops downtown during events that it's impossible to not feel safe.

Also, it's a Monday night. It's not a Friday or Saturday evening.
#45 - Posted 09/19/2012 1:04 PM by dogslikeRUSH [contact]

Sorry, didn't mean to give the impression that downtown Mpls is some kind of crime-ridden hellscape. But I have heard of issues in recent years of groups of young men hanging out on sidewalks and harassing people, especially after dark. Enjoy your time here and especially the concert, and be safe.
#44 - Posted 09/18/2012 4:47 PM by daryllh [contact]

Wait...

You're taking a 65 Chevelle to a concert, in downtown Minneapolis? Please tell me that was a metaphor for something.
#43 - Posted 09/18/2012 12:31 AM by moving my pictures [contact]

We are heading back .Daughter has college both sons have school and I work in the morning.Same blue collar story here different tour.Iam so lost in Rush right now .The week before the show is an agonizing painful sleepless span of geologic time .
My nine year old needed some food for thought cause I want him to go but hes a hemm hawer.He even went as far as to say he supposed he wouldnt go because he didnt want me to turn off his Disney show to show him some Rush clips.Then computering his pawn stars game thru Subdivisions (commented on how large the drumset was )But when the Southpark gang came on he wanted it re-wound ten times and was laughing his ass off rolling on the floor.Then my "lets go to We Fest"(Huge Country Music Festival) college daughter opened her door and came out to watch the slapstick comedy and after Tom Sawyer was done she said "well I guess I dont hate them that much" and asked if Id buy her boyfriend a ticket too.I have been bugging her to attend a show with "the old man" So I replied with yeah if he buys me a cheeseburger wich was my way of saying would if I could but Iam not made of money there girly girl.So the "Dodge" caravan..... whatever! were taking the 65 Chevelle and any slimshady even thinks of touching it they are going to be part of the freeakin mudflap.So looks like we need four front row center tickets a cheeseburger and a second mortgage to float it all .My nine ,sixteen and eighteen year old kids are going .The whole famdamily s gonna experience to extremes.COOL
#42 - Posted 09/17/2012 7:54 PM by Moneypenny [contact]

@moving my pictures: Got it in one guess, my friend. And I feel exactly the same way about that song. Have ever since I first got PoW in 1987. Also, you have a nine-year old? My nine-year old will be standing next to me at this show (his second, my fifteenth). Very excited.

@eyes on the prize: What's your hotel budget? Graves 601 is directly across the street from Target Center, but you'll be paying a premium. Suuuper luxury. Otherwise, the other commenter who mentioned the Normandy is correct in suggesting it as a budget option.

@CheeseCorn: Downtown Minneapolis is overall a safe place to be at pretty much any hour. Just like you would in NYC, London, Paris, Chicago, when you're walking around, excercise situational awareness. I go downtown there all the time (for example, I both perform and attend shows at First Avenue/7th Street Entry directly across from Target Center at least once/month). I feel absolutely safe walking around all areas of downtown. The only time it gets irritating is when walking around at bar-close (2am). Because there will be 10K Rush fans exiting Target Center simultaneously, the chances of nefarious no-goodniks attempting any sort of mugging or assault are pretty darn low. So walk around, enjoy yourself, have fun.
#41 - Posted 09/17/2012 1:55 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

When the time is right. The migration... the caravan forges forth.Safe travels !
#40 - Posted 09/17/2012 11:10 AM by scottc [contact]

movingmypictures...I'm in Fargo as well. I'm going to the Minneapolis show. When are you heading down? Fargo Caravan thunders onward...
#39 - Posted 09/17/2012 12:30 AM by moving my pictures [contact]

Dreams dont need to have motion to keep their spark alive
Dreams transform desires that drive you when your down
When Rush plays fans travel long distances to keep their own spark alive
the ones that need to get out of town out of middletown
#38 - Posted 09/16/2012 11:48 PM by moving my pictures [contact]

summer 2010 my bad!
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