Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:59 AM
Word of advice for those unfamiliar with the Forum and surrounding Inglewood:DO NOT LEAVE THE PARKING AREA ON FOOT IF YOU CAN AVOID IT. This was the advice given to me the last time Rush played here in '94; advice that I failed to follow in order to buy some more beer at a convenience store across the street at about 4 in the afternoon. Before leaving to buy the brew, I jokingly gave another buddy my wallet containing all but $20 of my cash and my ticket asking him to hold this stuff for me in case we got mugged. On leaving the store and waiting to cross the street, two youninz no more than 16 passed me and another buddy as they were walking down the sidewalk and spun around shoving a gun into my stomach while commanding us to give them our money or they were going to "kill yo ass." I had aboot a fiver and some change and my ID in my front pockets both of which I emptied, pulling them completely out of my pants dropping the money and the ID on the ground while staring silently at these boys and saying a silent prayer all kinds of pissed off that if this was going to be my last day on Earth of course it would have to be BEFORE I got to see the show! Luckily these young ones were not interested in earning any kind of street cred by poppin'a cap into anyone.They just grabbed the little cash we had AND MY FUCKIN' ID, then chased us out into the street against traffic forcing us to play a real life game of human Frogger to make it across against squealing tires and blaring horns. But on the bright side of things, they did not take our beer! After smoking a bowl with the rest of our party most everything was right in our momentary universe. And the show was FANFUCKINGTASTIC. They played Prelude!!!! ..... Don't leave the parking lot.