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We Are Missing Out On Concert Of The Millennium!  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2381 times:






Our fellew A.net members Awspicious, Vaporlock, Captiangomes are having a ball at Downsview Park in Toronto right now!  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool


This concert was sponsored by the Canadian government to help boost the city's image, boost tourism and just help the economy. I think this is a great idea and is another example of how advanced and human the Canadian government is.
This is the worlds largest ticketed concert in history. Over 450,000 people are said to attend.

The bands featured with be RUSH, The Guess Who, AC/DC, Neil Young, Rolling Stones and many others. RUSH is native to Toronto!


Party on! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool

[Edited 2003-07-31 03:07:13]


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Looks like the concert is going great according to the news. A few minor problems but that's all. There's free water for everybody and so far no dehydration problems. The tickets were only $21 CAD. Pretty damn good for a concert with so many big names!


Word
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2329 times:

I went to the Rolling Stones a few years ago. It was an awesome concert. We were 4th row, center. There was a catwalk from the main stage to another stage at the back of the arena. When they walked down the catwalk, I put my hand up and Mick Jagger grabbed my hand.

UAL747


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2343 times:

I am usually near toronto in the summer. This year i'm in the adirondacks, which is nice, but maaaaan would I kill to be at that concert. I don't think we'll ever see a line-up like that again. Especially as a Canadian, with Rush, The Guess Who, and La Chicane, whom none of you are likely to have heard of, but who are a great french band from Montreal! All the best Canadian acts!


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2314 times:
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Rock on! lucky dawgs! I heard about that concert too late foe me to rearrange my plans  Sad

I hope to hear from you guys about this concert!

Should be anet's first "concert report."




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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2312 times:

I don't know about "concert of the millenium" but for me the concert of 2003 that could not be missed was the July 22 performance of the National Intercollegiate Band in Norfolk, Virginia. That's because I was in it on bass clarinet Big grin

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2303 times:

Rush? Never heard of them, and Toronto is proud of them? lol

the Guess Who? I dont know, just tell me.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

BigPhilNYC:
Rush? Never heard of them,

Kids nowadays, what a shame.  Sad



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

If they removed "Guess" from "The Guess Who", I'd be more interested  Laugh out loud

Glad to see that it ran without any trouble, and especially glad to see that Fire Department decided to dish out free water (why it's not being done at every concert is beyond me).


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

You certainly did.
IT WAAAAS BLOODY AWsome!
All the big names Rocked the place! RUSH; AC/DC; ROLLING STONES; GUESS WHO..... But, special mention goes to AC!
Nevermind free water - There was enough beer (and stuff) flowing which made the female attendees a lil less... reserved  Wink/being sarcastic


AW


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

CPH-R:
glad to see that Fire Department decided to dish out free water (why it's not being done at every concert is beyond me).

That would never happen here in the U.S. Some greedy corporate bean-counter would bitch about a loss of potential profits. What the Canadians did was wise. Give out free water so people will have more money for beer.  Big thumbs up



AWspicious:
I heard there was a 'bump & grind' session at one time. Did you bump in to Vaporlock? Big grin



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User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

CPH-R:
"glad to see that Fire Department decided to dish out free water (why it's not being done at every concert is beyond me)."
Not one but two free water bottles at a time and if you want to buy the water.... it's for $3.

"Give out free water so people will have more money for beer. "
People didn't want to wait in the big-@ss line.

BTW did you guys see the CF-18 painted Black & Red?



StarFighter
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

The Guess Who are the band that did "American Woman" back in the 70's I believe. Later to be ripped off by Lenny Kravitz. Most people probably think Lenny Kravitz wrote that song.

The Guess Who were from Winnipeg, Manitoba.



Word
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Hopefully, no one in the audience had SARS...otherwise there may be 450,000 new cases....


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Sorry guys, I guess I'm just too used to concert going in Denmark. We've had free water right in front of the stage for the past 10-15 years - and as usual it was Roskilde Festival who had to set that example  Laugh out loud

And to top it off, collect 5 water cups and you get 1 DKK when you hand them in for recycling  Smile/happy/getting dizzy - I know guys who have collected enought money for the ticket for the next festival by doing that. And those tickets costs around 1100 DKK  Wow!

Oh, and the concert of the millenium, as far as I'm concerned, was when I was stuck in the middle of


[Edited 2003-07-31 22:41:52]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

VonRichtofen:
I hate it when an artist does a cover and the press dosen't credit the original artist.
I have the the 'Quad' 8track of The Guess Who with there song American Woman and No Time.






Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Nah - Didn't run (or bump) into Vaporlock. And even if I did, I probably didn't er... I mean would not have known it was her  Laugh out loud

a.w.


User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

"Should be anet's first "concert report."

Did a few in the past. None of them got ANY reply, so...

the last one: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/401489/6/

As to the Toronto concert:
I have seen "The Rolling Stones" and "AC/DC" live but of course not together and I would simply love to be part of a 450,000 strong crowd.

Btw, I was really dissappointed with the Stones gig when I was there in 1999 so I didn´t bother going there when they where in my hometown last week.



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User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

I was there as well, it was amazing. AC/DC and The Guess Who certainly topped it off for me! It rocked!

User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

LOL @ BigPhil, not only in regards to this post but plenty of your others as well... perhaps if you realized there are OTHER people out there who know more than yourself, you would not make such STUPID comments. Come on man, if only you could pull your head out of your bum, you might be enlightened by the fact that there is ALWAYS more to learn, and just because you haven't heard of something, it doesn't mean that said thing doesn't exist. Show some respect, hell yeah Toronto respects Rush, they are a homegrown talent who still live here who also happen to produce some incredibly uplifting music.

On to the concert... I had to follow in on TV although I did happen to be in the area around noon yesterday, and was amazed at how many people were on the streets walking in the direction of YDZ.... Turned out to be great, too bad I had to work, would have loved to see Rush and AC/DC, too bad Rush didn't play Subdivisions... as a teenager growing up in suburban Toronto, in a subdivision, I can't help but identify with the meaning of the tune. They truly are a great band and that is coming from someone who only started appreciating them approximately half a year ago. Let's hope that this concert had the desired effect of returning Toronto's tourism levels to pre - SARS levels. All I will say is not any major North American city can properly hold a concert with half a million attendee's, and have a relatively trouble free, enjoyable for all day... 21 arrests, 450,000 people in at one venue, albeit a large one, spells success..

Jeremy

PS... Interesting tidbit... The concert was held at Toronto's Downsview Airport, the home of all Dash 8 and Global Express aircraft. All Dash 8's are manufactured at this airport, under constant threat of closure to create... what else... SUBDIVISIONS!



Think before you type!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

C-GRYK:
I guess you came on board with RUSH on the Vapor Trails LP and tour?
I came on board on the Power Windows LP but didn't see them live until Hold Your Fire tour.
Here in the U.S., we have too many dickhead cops and people who don't know how to act civilized when in public.  Sad

All Dash 8's are manufactured at this airport, under constant threat of closure to create... what else... SUBDIVISIONS!

That's a good one!  Laugh out loud Big grin


As for that BigPhilNYC kid, I guess we should cut him some slack. Those men he hangs out with pumping iron and starring at each other's bodies at the gym don't listen to RUSH.
Those kind of guys like fast techno music.  Big grin






Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Ah, more photos!  Smokin cool

Awspicious:
It's safe to post the breast photos. Big grin












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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I don't think I should post that photo because I wouldn't want to violate the poser's privacy. Besides, I wasn't the photographer and I wasn't granted permission to upload his material onto the internet :-]

a.w.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

C-GRYK:
The club is called The Orbit Room and it's owned by Alex Lifeson (guitar).
You'll have your work cut out for you discovering RUSH. They have 17 studio albums and 4 concert albums as well as a few compilations.
My favorite era was from the beginning (1974) till Hold Your Fire (1987). That is a huge span (12 albums).
If you like the heavy sound, you'll like the newer albums especially Vapor Trails. If you like a mellow 80e sythn sound, you'll love ther stuff from the mid to late 80s. If you like the space-aged prog-rock sound, you'll like there late 70s early 80s albums. And if you like that raw eaarly metal/blues sound, you'll love there first 4 albums.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:

Fly!
Which studio album was Free Will in? I know it's on "Exit Stage Left".
thks

a.w.


25 Post contains images Superfly : AWspicious: Freewill is on Permanent Waves (1980).
26 Post contains images AWspicious : Thanks! I don't have that one in my collection. I've got 9 others, however. By the way... Diesel fuel, dude??? Thaks kinda ... well... harsh a.w.
27 Post contains images Superfly : AWspicious: Sorry for the large photo. While you go out and buy Permanent Waves, you mine as well buy the other 11 you don't have. Permanent Waves sou
28 Post contains images Superfly : Vaporlock: Were you flashing your breast at the show?
29 Post contains images Vaporlock : Well...I'd have to be honest and say no! Although, it would have been a lot cooler once they turned those hoses on us! (My sister was watching on TV a
30 AWspicious : Vaporlock (and anyone else who attended); I wouldn't mind exchanging a few pics with ya. My three buddies each had cameras. I've saved a few pics on m
31 Vaporlock : A.W...sounds great to me....I don't know how they will turn out but I'll get extra copies made!!! Wow...what a concert!!! Phyllis
32 AWspicious : Wow is an understatement. It was AWSOME!!! Unlike many others, I only saw one female flashing her um... charms. Guess I was so overwhelmed that I prob
33 Post contains images Superfly : Vaporlock & AWspicious: You two should hook up.
34 Post contains images Fightingfalcon : AWspicious, it's a little off topic, but if you're so overwhelmed by that come to Zurich and visit the lakeside, there are always some women bathing t
35 Post contains images AWspicious : FightingFalcon; Having experienced The Stones and Friends concert, I'm quite eager to check-out other mega-sized events. Traveling to Zurich or any ot
36 Post contains images Superfly : AWspicious: Did you submit those photos to voy...web.com?
37 Post contains images AWspicious : uh... No. The vw.com screeners rejected them. Something or the other about "bad motive" a.w.
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