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.
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