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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What an incredible concert. 3 1/2 hours long, and such an awesome setlist.

As I Am
This Dying Soul
The Mirror/Mirror Reprise
Beyond This Life (with awesome Zappa jam)
Hollow Years (heavy version)
Only A Matter Of Time
Endless Sacrifice
Finally Free
-intermission-
New Millenium
Caught In A Web
New Petrucci intro/
Goodnight Kiss
Solitary Shell
Another Day
A Passage To Bangkok (Rush)
Stream Of Consciousness
In The Name Of God
Encore:
A Change Of Seasons

I got an official setlist, and met the band afterward, as I purchased a (very expensive) platinum seat in the first row. I was 5 feet away from master guitarist John Petrucci for the entire show. Quite a night it was!

This performance has left me in full confidence that Dream Theater is the greatest band in the world. Their technical brilliance and overall musicality has not been matched to date, and I want to see the day when it is matched and exceeded by another group of musicians. It will surely be a great day, if it does come.

And no posts are welcome from the musically faint of heart. I want to hear nothing from any Stepfords or anti-virtuosos about how proficient musicians cannot have quality music. Cuz they can. All hail Dream Theater! (and all others can live in unfortunate ignorance)


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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Dream Theater in January at Hammersmith - they were awesome. They are without doubt the best band I have seen in a very long time........mind you, I can't wait to see Rush in September- -it's been a long time since they visited these shores.


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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw them last January in Rotterdam. Brilliant show!

Wasn't the Hammersmith show the one where they played Death on two Legs?

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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes they did - first song after the break.


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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, then I've got the bootleg of that show :)

In Rotterdam we were pleased with One of these days....
by Pink Floyd. Excellent performance, with Pink Floyd "playing" on the video screen!

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Posted: 26 Mar 04, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was also at Hammersmith- f**cking amazing night- the best show I've ever seen in my life. And the setlist was completely different, they played "Trial of Tears", "Honour Thy Father", "Metropolis" and "The Great Debate"

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Posted: 27 Mar 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dream fucking theater??...lame! They should go back to their day jobs of showing off to 14 year olds at the local long and mcquade.

Fuck technical playing...it's boring. I mean it's good to practice but who cares if a guy hits every single note perfectly.

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well it has come...and it's called the David Letterman band.




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Posted: 27 Mar 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're lame and pathetic... but you sing in a REAL band and you record in REAL studios so what do we know... even if maybe we're also musicians...

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No, it's obviously better to listen to someone singing off the key or missing a cue... And it's not only about the technique, you obviously missed the whole point...



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Posted: 27 Mar 04, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh fenderek...shut up! It's called freedom of expression. I don't have to like the same lame band as you.

Do you think you can get your nose any further up Guitar Heros ass? Maybe not.

Stop getting personal with me...i'm not the one who started making personal attacks on here. That was Guitar Hero.


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Posted: 28 Mar 04, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Stop getting personal with me...i'm not the one who started making personal attacks on here. That was Guitar Hero."

And of course I wasn't provoked in the least.

Man, you're what we call a deep down angry person. At least you're letting it all out on a noticeboard, and not in the streets.

But again, there are no guarantees that you aren't doing that, either.


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Posted: 28 Mar 04, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Express your views with SOME respect and things will be fine; And what are you trying to say with the second sentence...? That you like different lame band...?

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And that's how you make a point. Nice. Very intelligent. It's third "point" you're making by insulting someone else or praising yourself (the "I play in REAL studios blah blah blah" reamark). Making friends, aren't you...?


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Posted: 28 Mar 04, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best show I saw in Toronto was Phantom of The Opera!

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Posted: 29 Mar 04, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone have some good quality bootlegs from their European Tour? I allready have the excellent sounding Madrid show (radio broadcast). But I'm looking for more shows, especially the Rotterdam, Ahoy show. If anyone can provide me with any information, please do so.



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Posted: 29 Mar 04, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Matt, we spent about a half hour with them, and they were a great bunch of guys.

Willem-jan, did you get my email?


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Posted: 30 Mar 04, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I'm afraid I did not :(
Can you try again?

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Posted: 30 Mar 04, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Done.


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