August 23, 1977

Exhibition Stadium

Toronto, ON


In Context Of The Moon, Oh War!, Gravity, America's Veins, Diamonds Diamonds, The Party, Rain Child, Toronto Tontos, Hangover, High Class In Borrowed Shoes


This is Max Webster's first stadium gig, supporting Rush.

This early version of The Party has a somewhat different instrumental arrangement from what would end up on Mutiny Up My Sleeve next year, as well as a notably different lyric before the instrumental break: "We're just the musicians here at the party, trying to catch the colour of your skin." Kim's vocal delivery of the song doesn't quite have the panache that it would by the time it was recorded.

Mike Tilka thanks Rush for the opportunity to open for them at what was Toronto's biggest concert venue at the time (to a crowd of 20,800). "This is just one big gas," he asserts before introducing Hangover.

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The first photo was submitted by Mike Tilka. The colour ones were taken by Donald Gadziola.

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Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards
Gary McCracken - Drums