Thursday, July 16, 2015

VIDEO: Rush fan bets $2112 on Jeopardy

A Rush fan proudly displayed her fandom for the Canadian rock trio when she wagered $2112 on Thursday’s episode of Jeopardy on her way to a win on the long-running TV quiz show.

Contestant Jennifer Morrow made the Rush-themed bet when she hit the Daily Double during the program before correctly answering the trivia question.

Morrow also brought a pair of Neil Peart’s drumsticks with her as a token of luck.

“I was always inspired by tales of knights in shining armor who would ride into battle with a token of favor from somebody they admired,” said Morrow. “So I thought I would do that here. I’m a huge fan of the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush. And so I went to one of their concerts a while back and from the front row I held up a banner that said, ‘May be on Jeopardy! Request token of favor to carry in thy honor’

“And apparently Neil Peart, the greatest drummer in the world,”
she added while displaying a pair of his drumsticks, “is a fan of the greatest show in the world.”

Peart and Rush are currently playing dates on their 40th anniversary R40 Live tour.

Last month, the group filmed a pair of concerts in their hometown of Toronto for a future release.

The dates included the live debut of the 1982 “Signals” album track “Losing It”, featuring a guest appearance by violinist Ben Mink, who played on the original recording.

Rush’s North American tour wraps up in Los Angeles on August 1.

See also:

VIDEO: Rush perform live debut of Losing It in Toronto
Rush featured on first Rolling Stone cover
Rush to film 40th anniversary shows in Toronto
Rush members guest in new Future User video
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