Rush made their return to Charlotte, USA Sunday night! Ya'll know I'm not an enormous Rush fan, but television's own Kris Cook is and that's reason enough for me to make the trek for beer drinking, mini-bottle pouring and a show featuring some of the most technically sound music I've ever heard. Travers and television's own Danielle Cook joined in the fun once again. Plus we had Kris' brother Tim, his wife Michelle and their son in town from freakin' Egypt for the show!
This is Rush. Three dudes in their fifties, playing more than two hours without ever missing a note. Those three old dudes put out more sound than many bands I've seen with twice as many members. Huh huh, members.
John Elway is your typical Rush fan. He's in his late thirties or early forties, is not a snappy dresser and has no problem whipping out an air guitar. This may not sound much different than a fan of any other rock band, but this is where Rush fans separate themselves. They whip out air drums on every song. Rush's drummer has a big assed set of drums. It must have twenty heads on it with several cymbals and other accessories. He does a drum solo at every show. About halfway through it, he stands up, the drum set magically spins around, he sits back down and goes to town for another few minutes. It's badass. If you look closely, I'm pretty sure Elway's banging on his air drums. Rush fans, aren't the most hip folks you'd run into on a Sunday night.
It's a good thing they don't give a horse's ass! Kris Cook had front row seats with his bro. I mean front freakin' row. He had a similar seat for the show in TORONTO! a couple of weeks ago. He told his brother he had seats in the 19th row. He bought it up until they walked down to the front row.
I ran into teef making Bill. He used to wear a tye-dyed tank top to every show he attended. He doesn't do that any longer but he is growing his hair out. It looks slightly less creepy than mine did a few months ago. Bill's another enormous Rush fan who normally buys front row tix. I think he was slummin' it in the 25th row Sunday night.
During the intermission it was time for everyone not driving to reload on cold beers. Travers being Travers got four beers. He gave Danielle two of them and she promptly bumped into him spilling one of the beers all over himself. High, drunken comedy and a good photo.
Despite not being a Rush fan, I sincerely enjoy their shows. They whip a lot of ass regardless of their age, and if you appreciate music with a high level of difficulty, you'll appreciate Rush, too. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!