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..
... 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!