Concert was (as always) amazing. Rush performs consistently better than a lot of the bands i've seen live. This tour was no exception. It was nice to hear them dig out some of their more obscure tracks from the 90s. Everytime they play their work from the 90s, it always reminds me of how underrated that stuff is.
Their new stuff was really heavy. My father has the mp3s, but i barely listened to them, so this show was the first time that i had actually heard them. Like i said, they were really heavy, but in the vein of their work off of Snakes and Arrows, so it was all good.
They pulled out the entirety of Moving Pictures, and it was absolutely splendid. Plastic fans could appreciate the fact that half of that album is radio play singles that were quite popular, while real fans will appreciate the fact that they played Camera Eye. Let me just reiterate: THEY PLAYED CAMERA EYE. AND WITCH HUNT. AND VITAL SIGNS. IT WAS A DAMN FINE NIGHT.
The videos that opened the first and second half of the show were good too, highlighting Rush's (pretty good) acting ability. The videos let the fans hear interesting adaptations of Rush songs, which also occurred during the show. For the encore, for example, they came out and played a polka-style intro to La Villa Strangiato, (THE ACTUAL SONG BEING AMAZING) and then they played a reggae style version of Working Man before launching into the heavier version. And speaking of Working Men, goddamn. The guys played their asses off last night. Alex played the shit out of his white ES355 on Working Man, absolutely tore that shit UP.
All in all, 9/10