I saw Test for Echo tour three times. Once on opening night at the venue they rented out for dress rehearsals (Albany, NY), once in Boston, and then at the Nassau Collision. Beginning of the tour, middle of the tour, and the end (IIRC) of the tour. Beginning of the tour, one or two songs played traditional grip (no mistakes, only new parts, as per Geddy that night, LOL.), then in Boston at a brand new at the time Fleet Center, super tight and refined with more songs played traditional grip. End of the tour, a little tired feeling, but even more songs traditional grip. This is all from his lessons. He was really starting to develop a killer feel and groove that he hadn't had previous (don't get me wrong, he was always KILLER, but at that point he was really pusing his playing, and it showed.). It was killer. Neil's tragedies stopped that progress, unfortunately. I remember the two Vapor Trails shows I saw, he wasn't as good as he used to be (understandably). Every tour after that he progressed back closer to what he was, but never did traditional grip again.