Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Rush Time Machine Tour Hits Jones Beach

It was the first time I've seen a show at the historic Nikon Jones Beach amphitheater. The structure, originally built by Robert Moses as part of his construction of Jones Beach, is set on the back bay at Jones Beach. With the sun setting behind the theater, Rush took the stage and proceeded to put on a more than 2 hour show. They had a brief intermission about an hour into the show, before launching into the entire album Moving Pictures. That's Alex Lifeson on guitars and Geddy Lee on bass. Lee's voice is as sonically charged as ever and can still hit the high notes.

The stage set was steampunk-themed, and the light show was pretty damned cool.

That's Neil Peart on the drums, and he's among the top five drummers of all time.

These photos were taken using Mrs. Lawhawk's  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 point and shoot digital camera.

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For those interested in such things, here's the set list and other details. That's also video of BU2B, which is going to be on their forthcoming album. It's the first video I've uploaded, so I'm busy playing with the settings and tweaking things. Considering that the sound was captured with the on board microphones, the quality is not too bad (an external mic would definitely improve matters).

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