Sunday, July 01, 2007

Rush and Stevie Nicks, Montage Mountain, June 29/30, 2007

Two concerts this weekend - Rush and Stevie Nicks. Rush was the better show, though Stevie Nicks had some great moments (Rhianna, Landslide, If Anyone Falls). We arrived at Rush a little late, due to terrible traffic, so I missed the first song, which was Limelight. Of all the songs to miss! That one's gonna haunt me.

The Rush setlist (courtesy cygweb):
  • Limelight
  • Digital Man
  • Entre Nous
  • Mission
  • Freewill
  • The Main Monkey Business
  • The Larger Bowl
  • Secret Touch
  • Circumstances
  • Between The Wheels
  • Dreamline

Intermission

  • Far Cry
  • Workin’ Them Angels
  • Armor And Sword
  • Spindrift
  • The Way The Wind Blows
  • Subdivisions
  • Natural Science
  • Witch Hunt
  • Malignant Narcissism
  • Drum Solo
  • Hope
  • Summertime Blues
  • The Spirit of Radio
  • Tom Sawyer

Encore:

  • One Little Victory
  • A Passage to Bangkok
  • YYZ
Stevie Nicks was chatty, with lengthy intros at a few spots (it was, after all, a retrospective tour, she reminded us, in support of her Crystal Visions release). Here's an approximate setlist:
  • Stand Back
  • Enchanted
  • If Anyone Falls
  • Rhiannon
  • Dreams
  • Sorcerer
  • Gold Dust Woman
  • I Need To Know (yes, the Tom Petty song)
  • Landslide
  • How Still My Love
  • Edge of Seventeen
Encore:
  • Rock and Roll
  • Beauty and the Beast (not sure on this one, so if you were there and have a correction, drop it in the comments)

2 comments:

Alex Harden said...

Which concert do you think represented the better value? Rush played a lot more than 13 songs, that's for sure...

Daryl said...

Rush was the better value. I'm a huge Nicks fan and it was great to hear those classics live, but Rush played a lot more songs (Rush had no opening act, so they played from the beginning; Nicks had Vanessa Carlton [of A Thousand Miles fame] opening up, but, eh...). And Rush has, of course, one of the greatest drum solos ever. Rush also had incredible sound for their three-person lineup, compared to Nicks' 13-piece band. And speaking of value, a Rush t-shirt was $30, while a Nicks T in my size was $45. While both are overpriced, why does a Nicks T run 50% more?