Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39445 posts, RR: 76 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2201 times:
Our fellew A.net members Awspicious, Vaporlock, Captiangomes are having a ball at Downsview Park in Toronto right now!
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!
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4625 posts, RR: 38 Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2164 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!
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2149 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.
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2110 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2163 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!
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8475 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2132 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
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2078 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
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39445 posts, RR: 76 Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2056 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.
I heard there was a 'bump & grind' session at one time. Did you bump in to Vaporlock?
Sayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
"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?
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5867 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2048 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
And to top it off, collect 5 water cups and you get 1 DKK when you hand them in for recycling - 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
Oh, and the concert of the millenium, as far as I'm concerned, was when I was stuck in the middle of
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1977 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..
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!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39445 posts, RR: 76 Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
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.
All Dash 8's are manufactured at this airport, under constant threat of closure to create... what else... SUBDIVISIONS!
That's a good one!
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.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1942 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 :-]
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39445 posts, RR: 76 Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1914 times:
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.