Set Your Sail Now… And You’ll Like Where The Winds Take You
By Rich Harshaw
On February 12, 1981, the rock band Rush released what would become its most commercially successful album ever, Moving Pictures.
Given the fact that a huge percentage of both remodeling contractors and Rush fans are white men in their early 40s to mid 50s means there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, Limelight, and YYZ.
The album—that band’s eighth—was certified 4X platinum, which means it sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone. The band immediately kicked off a tour where they played 84 shows in less than 5 months.
I was 12 years old at the time and wasn’t a big fan just quite yet (that would come a few years later); however, my older brother and several of my good friends made their way to Reunion Arena in Dallas to see the show.
Price of a ticket? $10.00. This ticket stub below is a GREAT seat… 11 rows up and less than 30 feet back from the stage.