33 years ago today, Rush kicked off the Power Windows Tour at  the Civic Center in Portland.  That's right. The first official night of their trek across North America happened right here in Blimpville.

Power Windows was an album that found them sounding more like the Police or Genesis (not a bad thing, really) only heavier. Ahhh, the wicked synthy 80s. It features the Blimp favorite, The Big Money. This was their 3rd and final appearance in Maine.

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Opening the show was guitar great Steve Morse of Dixie Dregs fame and these days, Deep Purple.

Nice mullets on Geddy and Alex and creepy-cool wooden puppets in this one!