This is hilarious. I am still learning my way around this place.
You really are a superfan. Cool.
You asked me previously if I was a fan of Rush. Well, I have a Rush story to share with you.
Firstly, I have seen them numerous times since 85. Not always, but many shows. In, without going to check, I think 91 i went to see Primus at a local concert hall. Near the end of the show, my keen eyed friend spotted none other than Geddy Lee standing near the back with the crew at the mixing board watching the show. He had a pony tail, heavy scruff, a hat, and glasses. I was totally wowed. I was around 21 at the time. Back then I occasionally played bass guitar with a few local bands and had taken my first instrument I had as a kid in hope of meeting Les Claypool and having it signed. Mission accomplished. We met him in the afternoon before their soundcheck. He was cool. I have a pic standing next to him with my bass. So anyways, shortly before the end of Primus' set Geddy bolted. I followed not too close behind trying not to blow it for him and caught up with him outside near the back door of the venue. As he was about to enter I caught up to him and told him I had my bass in the trunk of my car across the street and asked if he would do me the honour of autographing it. He said he was going inside but if I could wait for a while he would certainly sign it when he came back out. He did, which was very nice of him. However, a few people were waiting for Primus there as well after the show and it turned out someone else had noticed Geddy and had blabbed it to everyone! After he signed my bass he also signed a couple other things for people and then suddenly, and in an apparent nervous manner, he just bolted and jumped into a tiny beige chevette (i think) and took off with 3 other people. It looked almost like a clown car with all of them in it. I don't know if he still lives there or not, but I believe he did have a house in a neighbourhood called Rosedale not too far from this venue. I used to know a guy who had done some painting for him. Anyways, the bass is a Washburn Force 40, black, with a solid body. It's been collecting dust in a closet since about 91. LOL. I think when I finally move to a bigger place that it will be the first thing I build a nice display case for. It's been long enough. I always wanted to get Geezer Butler on it also, but two out of three ain't bad.