Thank God for YouTube and a thousand camera-ready cell phones. At about 2 minutes into the video below, Hawkins teases the crowd out of his solo with the intro to YYZ. Based on the insane screaming from those around the amateur photographer, the crowd knows the song.
Then, Lee and Lifeson walk out to a pretty classic Dave Grohl intro and then we get the whole song. I love it when bands do this kind of stuff. And big kudos to Geddy and Alex for doing crazy shit like this! makes me love 'em even more.
And how would you like to be Taylor Hawkins? Holy crap. I know a few drummers who can pull off YYZ on the drums pretty well. But how'd ya like to do it with Geddy and Alex in front of, like, 20,000 screaming freaks? Yeah!