Fans pack Third Place Books to get signed copies of Rush lead man Geddy Lee's book

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Geddy Lee signs his book for a fan
Photo by Joe Paulsen

Text and most photos by Cynthia Sheridan

Over 500 people, from Portland to Canada, showed up at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park on November 1, 2019 for the opportunity of meeting Geddy Lee, lead singer and famous bassist with the rock band Rush

The signing line went around the exterior of the building

Each pre-sold ticket included one book to be autographed in person by the artist. LFP police managed the traffic in a jammed-full parking lot and a long wait line of Rush fans snaked around the exterior of Town Center. 

The line started inside the building

Rush was a Canadian band consisting of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, formed in 1968 and making its first tour of the US in 1974.

A fan holds his copy
According to Wikipedia, the band is known for its musicianship, complex compositions and eclectic lyrical motifs- featuring fiction, fantasy and philosophy.

R40 Live Tour was their last big event, concluding in 2015.

Rush ranks 88th with sales of 25 million in the US, according to RIAA, with worldwide album sales over 40 million.

Mr. Lee is only visiting six US cities on his book tour of "Big Beautiful Book of Bass," which explores the history of the instrument and includes interviews with many famous musicians.

Rush has a European following so the book tour will go to five major European cities.


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