first of all, for anyone who’s never been to white river amphitheater… give yourself more than 2 hours to get there. actually, go ahead and give yourself 3. pretend you’re driving to portland. and while you’re at it, leave the concert early or you may never see your home again.
i exaggerate. but seriously. i gave myself what i thought was PLENTY of time to get there. thanks to dagmar, i had pit access at an arena show. i’ve never had pit access at an arena show. i was excited. and 10 minutes after the band was slated to go on, i was still in my car. praying to whoever, wherever that i’d be able to get one song worth of photos.
i don’t have to give you all the drama. i will say, rush gave an amazing performance. my husband, who has been a DEVOTED rush fan for well over half his life, came back to the car giddy with excitement, and we talked the show most of the way home (40 minutes with no traffic). i enjoy having these photos as a gift to give him, and recording one of his all time favourite bands. (for a rush review) for all the photos, click
my first shot of geddy
the ‘time machine’. also, coincidentally, the year i graduated from high school.
neil and geddy
geddy and neil
alex lifeson on guitar
always difficult to get the drummers, it’s dark back there… neil peart