Taper: Ringfedder Location: Section 25-Row Q, left side stacks Sound Quality: Excellent
Geddy Lee - bass, pedals, keyboards Alex Lifeson - guitar, keyboards Neil Peart - drums
Set I 01. The Spirit of Radio 02. Time Stand Still 03. Presto 04. Stick it out 05. Workin' them Angels 06. Leave That Thing Alone 07. Faithless 08. Brought up to Believe* 09. Freewill 10. Marathon 11. Subdivisions
Set II 01. Intro 02. Tom Sawyer 03. Red Barchetta 04. YYZ 05. Limelight 06. The Camera Eye 07. Witch Hunt 08. Vital Signs 09. Caravan* 10. Neil drum Solo 11. Alex Guitar Solo> Closer To The Heart 12. 2112 Overture/Temples of Syrinx 13. Far Cry
encore: 14. La Villa Strangiato 15. Working Man 16. I Love You, Rush (Paul Rudd, Jason Segel Outro)
NOTE BY THE TAPER: Epic band, epic performance what more can be said. Two and half hours of almost all of their best material (love to hear X-1 live some day). The new material from the forth coming Clockwork Angles album fit seamlessly into the repertoire.
For anyone who's been to the arena at Mohegan Sun, the acoustics are horrible for the most part. The building has a terrible echo off of the back wall. If I'm not on the floor or in a section directly behind the sound board, I don't have great faith that my recording will come out well. I guess this night was an exception. Although you can detect a subtle echo, the sound levels were so high it masks any problems.
As for the crowd around me, I thought I was in trouble when I saw the 'frat' boys and their beers to my left but they turned out to be respectful and not too annoying, except for the five or six beer runs.
Post Edit: I did crowd noise reduction between some songs and explosion attenuation (during Marathon and Far Cry) so as not to blow out your speakers (or ear drums for that matter).
I'd like to dedicate this recording to my mom, it was her 79th birthday on this day and to the youngster (nine or ten year old girl) to the right with her dad and brother. She knew every song and rocked harder that anyone in the place.