Thursday, August 02, 2007

Rush Concert - With Son

Today, like many who lived their music days I went to the Rush concert at Shoreline Amphitheater. There were many like me - many gray haired and balding - but enjoying every second of "Freewill" or "Subdivisions." We did, of course, sit down during parts to rest our feet.

Arjun, my 11 year old son, had a blast. He's an old soul who enjoys Papa's music. We listen to "Rush's Greatest Hits" on the stereo. So, like me, he knew the old ones from "2112" and "Hemisphere's," but really not much past "Grace Under Pressure. " Of course, we had a blast during "Tom Sawyer," "YYZ," and the mega Neil Pert solo.

It's kind of funny... I never would have dreamed of going of a concert with my father. He was from India, so he didn't relate to rock n' roll. We're very close, but there's this generational distance when it comes to culture. I wonder if I'll deal with the same adolescent rebellion that I put my father through, because this kid actually likes the same things I like.

What a dream that would be.


Jay said...


That is awesome! Taking Arjun to a Rush concert. Brings back some fond memories. I will do the same with Arya, but it would probably be to an Amitabh Bachaan concert since we both have his films and music in common.

BTW, I love the blog topics that you are writing about.

Adios, Jay

Marty K- said...

That's awesome Raju! Rush is still my favorite and it would be "wicked cool" to bring my son with me to a concert. Too bad he's only 1.5 years old. Do you think Rush will still be on tour in 10 years?

Take care!

Rajiv Parikh said...

Marty and Jay, great to hear from you. I was amazed that the group went on for 3 hours even at their age. 10 years - definitely possible that the old men will still be singing - probably with another 10 albums.