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Rush, Live in Rio, On stage laundry!
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Post# 902787   10/12/2016 at 14:29 (2,832 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Just ran across this today. Back in 2003 Rush recorded a live concert in Rio. Geddy Lee stopped using any on-stage amplifiers for his bass years ago so the road crew took to placing mundane items behind him as a gag. In this case they embraced laundry!

Are the machines real? Somehow they appear to be larger then normal. Any idea of the make if they are actually commercial machines??

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Post# 902791 , Reply# 1   10/12/2016 at 15:30 (2,832 days old) by DaveTranter (Central England)        
'Live' in Rio

I love the way the Crew have actually "mic'ed up" the washers!! (photo #2) I worked for several years in the P.A. business. Those guys clearly have a wicked sense of humour!!

All best

Dave T

Post# 902881 , Reply# 2   10/13/2016 at 09:34 (2,831 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

The drier's are commercial Maytag stream of heat.  The door glass is some type of plastic.   The stacked, front control version was in many apartment complex laundries c. 1980's.

Post# 902913 , Reply# 3   10/13/2016 at 14:19 (2,831 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0500 CDT.))        
Dryers on stage.

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Thanks for posting Phil. They are coin-op Maytags.  Rush is one of my favorite bands.

BTW the Alliance made dryers in your Profile Picture are much more reliable and effective than those MT's ever were.


Post# 902926 , Reply# 4   10/13/2016 at 17:13 (2,831 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Thanks for the video and the still, Phil, and to alr2903 and Nick for ID-ing the dryers. I agree that the band and roadies displayed a keen wit, here. God, I remember seeing them on the tours for '2112' and 'A Farewell To Kings' back when I was still in high school. Great band.

Rush-related: I am a huge fan of '90's band Pavement. Stephen Malkmus pays tribute to Rush in the second verse of 'Stereo': "And what about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy? (2nd voice) 'I know him, and he does.'"

The Rush verse begins at 1:33. Enjoy.

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