” Wow. Rush in Las Vegas was absolutely mind blowing. The concert was held in Mandalay Bay with a sold out crowd in attendance. As I spent all day in Vegas blowing my money at the bar and the blackjack table, I saw people wearing Rush gear. Rush took the stage around 8:15 and didn’t stop playing until nearly three hours later.”As I spent all day in Vegas blowing my money at the bar and the blackjack table, I saw people wearing Rush gear.
The three man band from Canada played all their classic hits plus cuts from their newest studio album Snakes and Arrows.
After a brief intermission, they kicked off their second set list with Subdivisions, The Spirit Of Radio, 2112, and Tom Sawyer.
Besides having one of the greatest drummers of all time in Neil Peart and one of the better bassists in Geddy Lee, Rush had a great stage show with lights and videos played between and during songs.
You might expect older bands like Rush to lose some of their skill or luster over the years but they haven’t lost a step since the 70s.
I have seen a lot of concerts and Rush brought energy to the stage that I haven’t seen younger bands bring.
I have seen Rush twice on their Snakes and Arrows tour, and I would have gone a third if I would have hit a black jack or if a beer didn’t cost $10.