Onstage, sumptuous baths of undulating blue, red and white light glowed, awash with smoke and radiating green lasers. The spectacular spaceship atmosphere was enhanced by a comical mix of three large reddish hen roasters spinning and dinosaur toy miniatures strewn on the speakers with three large, side-by-side video projection screens featuring skits from “South Park” and the McKenzie brothers.
Geddy Lee’s unique high-pitched vocals thrilled as he played on the bass and the synth-keyboard. Versatile fingersmith Alex Lifeson switched from electric to acoustic and moved all with his soaring ethereal riffs. Drummer Neil Peart banged out a solo that was equally thrilling and nothing short of pure bliss.
Let’s all hope they keep going for another 35 years.