For those of you in the Toronto area on Saturday, November 15, Neil Peart's drum tech Lorne "Gump" Wheaton will be at Just Drums with Neil Peart's Time Machine kit.
WHEN: Saturday, November 15 from 12:00-4:00PM.
WHERE: Just Drums, 137 Willowdale Ave, Toronto, ON
From the Facebook event page:
On November 15 in Toronto, Roland Canada and Just Drums are proud to host the WORLD' S MOST RECOGNIZED HYBRID DRUM KIT EVENT!
Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance for an Interactive Experience with the world's most recognized hybrid drum kit and drum tech for one of THE most accomplished drummers in the world! Neil Peart's Time Machine Hybrid kit is a work of art and has been on stage all over the world with RUSH on their Clockwork Angels and Time Machine tours. Drum technician Lorne (Gump) Wheaton was there the whole way . and now they will be at Just Drums for one day only. There won't be another chance ...like this to get up close to the kit, and get the inside scoop from the guy who makes it all work, Neil's right hand man Lorne Wheaton.
Get your picture taken with Neil's kit, chat with Lorne, and learn how this Hybrid Kit all works. Join Roland Canada V-Drums Specialist Darren Schoepp at 1pm and 3pm for an Interactive Presentation that includes the history of Neil Peart and V-Drums, a detailed look at the technology of the Time Machine Kit, and a Q&A session with Darren and Lorne. Come see an exclusive custom TD-30KV Steam Punk themed V-Drums kit honoring Neil, and check out many other custom V-Drums finishes.
Additional Experience: hands-on Hybrid kit demo stations, V-Drums test drive zone, one day V-Drums Contest, V-Drums Specialists demonstrations, and in-store specials are all happening from noon - 4pm.
Enter to win a signed copy of Neil Peart's new book FAR AND NEAR: On Days Like These, plus many door prizes!
This will most likely be the last time you can see this kit for a while, as it's being officially retired after the event:
Having seen Lorne present the S.S. Professor kit many years ago in Los Angeles, I can say that seeing something like this is extremely rare and well worth any effort. (I flew from Seattle to Los Angeles just to see it.)
Also, please let me know if you have photos or videos to share after this event.
Labels: drums, Lorne Wheaton, Time Machine drums