Originally Posted by screaming muffin
they take themselves way too seriously,
Look a bit closer and you'll realize how far from the truth you are on this point. These guys are some of the most laid-back, funniest musicians you'll ever find.
Exhibit A: Geddy's use of functioning clothes driers on stage instead of backline amps.
Exhibit B: The bizarre collection of toys on Alex's stage guitar rig.
Exhibit C: The mini documentary on Rush In Rio that shows them off stage.
Sure they look serious much of the time on stage. That would be because they're concentrating on nailing an excellent performance for you.