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Rotterdam show #2 open thread

Wed, Oct 17, 2007@10:28AM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 10/22@1:31PM: Here's some more info from reader heavymeister. He asked one of the crew members about why they filmed in Europe. This is what he relayed to me:

The special HD equipment came from a company in Belgium. Rotterdam was closest. Otherwise it would have cost a fortune to transport 19 HD cameras plus recording trucks to the US or even the UK. The company charges per day. Nevertheless Rush wanted to film 2 nights. That's why the Rotterdam gig was split into two although knowing that the demand wouldn't be there to fill both shows to max capacity.

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UPDATE - 10/18@11:02AM: There has been a lot of discussion about the shows not being sold out. From what I've heard, the second ring of the Ahoy was closed both nights and this was the band's decision. They did this for 2 reasons apparently; to get a better sound for the audio recording and to even out the crowd for both nights. The first night they taped the audience and took long shots using remote cameras on Geddy's side and in front of the stage. The second night there were several cameramen on and in front of the stage taking close-ups. Audio was taped both nights. Filming this way prevents obstructions by cameramen on the DVD. Thanks to Frank and beijs015 for the info.

Initial reports from last night's gig are that there was not a packed house although the band looked/sounded great. They'll be filming tonight too. Hopefully they'll get a better turnout.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17th @ 8:00PM (local time)
Show Number: 58
Venue: Ahoy Rotterdam
Place: Rotterdam, NL

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