The arena quickly filled and we were ushered to the front of the stage to grab a couple of photos for the articles we were to write. It was clear we were in for an interesting evening. Huge black blankets covered stage props from view and there was a series of futuristic looking gadgets at the right of the stage.
Neil Peart's double revolving drum set was elaborate and huge and set on a platform between two large sets of “time machines” that mirrored the visuals on screen. Large labels reading Real Time, Half Time, Bass Time, and Sausage Time were etched across the time machine to the right.