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Brain cancer sucks

Really all cancer sucks. Sad to see him go. As much as he was a genius on the drums he was an even better Lyricist. Few bands have such eloquent and meaningful lyrics. Though they were finished touring this still hits hard.

Rush was a huge part of my youth, a link that brought me together with my closest friends. We traveled to the Rosemont Horizon to see our first show in March 1986. I saw them at least 15 times after that, many with my high school buddies, but a lot with new friends after I moved to Colorado. My old buddies and I would call each other up after going to shows once we moved apart, telling tales off what songs they played in Denver or in Minneapolis or whatever. This was before the days of instant set lists posted to the internet. I actually missed the 1996 AFA game because I was seeing Rush with my brother at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The last show I saw was on their last tour, this 40th anniversary tour, at the Pepsi Center in July 2015 with my wife. They went out on top, played like 30 year olds, not 60 year olds. So many great memories. Though they just are memories, some memories last forever. Paraphrased from The Professor (on the drum kit).

Sorry for rambling.

(In response to this post by tweeter)

Posted: 01/11/2020 at 08:21AM


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Current Thread:
RIP Rush -- tweeter 01/10/2020 4:11PM
  Brain cancer sucks -- CSURamFan 01/11/2020 08:21AM
  Neil, July 2015, Denver R40 concert -- CSURamFan 01/11/2020 08:35AM
  He was one of my favorite drummers. -- SD_Diamond_Junkies 01/10/2020 7:59PM
  I am not a Rush fan, but this is a hard one... -- AnotherBoulderCountyDBag 01/10/2020 5:47PM
  Not a fan??? WTF??? ** -- SD_Diamond_Junkies 01/10/2020 10:34PM
  I've been a fan either but a buddy talked me into a show -- nateDiggsCSU 01/10/2020 7:16PM
  RUSH is one of those band! -- SD_Diamond_Junkies 01/10/2020 11:13PM
  He wrote some of the best lyrics -- SappBVP 01/10/2020 4:26PM
  Agreed. ** -- TD Elvis 01/10/2020 4:28PM

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