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    May 25, 2012 - 1:28am

    I have got the impression that DT have far more male fans than female. Come on girls where are you all.

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on May 25, 2012 - 1:28am

I have got the impression that DT have far more male fans than female. Come on girls where are you all.

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cjnaz's picture

Huge DT fan since Images and Words. 57 yo and going to the show in Mesa, AZ!!!

Belle's picture

Hello! Greetings from MX
Love DT, hoping to watch them soon in Guadalajara. :)

guruh's picture

hI, i'am from indonesia.we have a greet fans to.

WILMA's picture

Hi !! I´m here !!!!! Biggest DT female fan!:)))) best regards from Czech republic! DREAM THEATER forever! Best band in the Universe! ❤❤❤

Keysman's picture

Im sure DT has some female fans but I the feeling most of them are in Japan.

Lady Obscure's picture

Herro...

Naelyon's picture

I'm new to this board and spotted this topic and had to reply. I'm a married mom of 2 kids, 16 and 23. The first time I heard DT was when MTV and the radio first started playing Pull Me Under on heavy rotation. I've been an avid fan ever since.

ThatOneGuy2112's picture

While I personally have never met a female fan of Dream Theater, I'm sure they're out there. I believe the scarcity of them comes from how prog music in general seems to appeal more towards males than females, thought I'm sure it doesn't intentionally mean to. I've tried to tune my girlfriend onto DT (to no avail I might add), and as she so eloquently puts it: "ain't nobody got time fo dat". That's probably where the problem stems anyways; the impatience to sit through such lengthy compositions. But, for any female fans out there, keep on rockin and keep on listening. :D

Iridit Schmedley's picture

Honestly, I'm a girl & I'm with Dream Theater 12 years... DT's music doesn't leave my head, heart & of'course player during this years (I know a lot of music but DT's the best)) I'm from Russia\ Khabarovsk :)

countess_drummer's picture

I've been a fan since high school - Dream Theater's one of my favourite bands. I'm a big fan of progressive music. Would be great if DT can tour South Africa sometime :) nudge nudge wink wink

Jorge Armando's picture

@Neat: Indeed!!! Good to see you aren't a "believer" and that you're with the DT's army.

Neat's picture

@Jorge: Maybe most of them do. But "most" doesn't always mean "all", right?

Well, I'm just an ordinary girl who doesn't know much about the theory behind the music I love to listen everyday, in short, I'm not a musician.
But I have been listening to DT since I was in primary school, it's about 11-12 years ago and found that I really like this kind of music since I listened to Pull Me Under for the first time.
Then I realized that I love DT when I couldn't pass a single day without listening to their songs.
I'm pretty sure that there are many girls/women over there, just like me, who love DT as boys/men do, yet they don't show it.

Back to the topic, for me, to be a fan of a musician, especially DT, is not about a male-or-female matter. It's more about the individual taste of music.

bigboy's picture

Women, by nature, are not technical beings, Men are!

Jorge Armando's picture

That's because women are busy listening to Justin Bieber, One direction or some other crap.

fb_norman_ottley's picture

I have been a fan of DT for about seven years, and now at the age of 62! i realise that i have been looking for a band like them for many years now, going back to the early days of the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis and Yes.
The reason i started this post is that it seems to me most female music fans don't like music that involves a lot of instrumental parts and changes of tempo, but i am pleased to see that there are some girls both young and old with a passion for DT.

P S if DT ever split that will be the end of my music life.

JessiDT's picture

I am indeed female, at an age of 15, and have been a DT fan for..almost 2 years now. It's not a huge amount of time..but I am a HUGE fan..a MASSIVE fan. I don't know what I'd do without Dream Theater and their music in my life. Seeing them earlier this year with my Dad was just the best day of my life so far. They are, and always will be, my favorite band. ♥

Tapring's picture

[quote=luanneadams]Well, I am one of their biggest fans and even had meeting them on my bucket list! Well, I met them in Austin and had the bewst night of my life - By the way, I am a 60 year old great-grandmother!!!!
[/quote]

Awesome!!

luanneadams's picture

Well, I am one of their biggest fans and even had meeting them on my bucket list! Well, I met them in Austin and had the bewst night of my life - By the way, I am a 60 year old great-grandmother!!!!

DexterTheater's picture

To be honest, i dont have any female friends. Period.

InfectiouslyPerverted's picture

[quote=fb_lou_jennings]Im a woman and i like them although people are surprised that im also kind of a geek lol i am not a musician although i wish i were! I love DT's music and lyrics they speak to me personally. I think it would be really cool if they did a futurama episide!! That would be awsome!! :D[/quote]

I know how you feel, Lou, a guy I worked with was shocked when I told him my favorite band was DT. He was surprised I even knew who they were, much less be a female who liked them!! And get this, my boyfriend would never know who they were if it weren't for me(not that he listens to them anyway!!).

fb_lou_jennings's picture

Im a woman and i like them although people are surprised that im also kind of a geek lol i am not a musician although i wish i were! I love DT's music and lyrics they speak to me personally. I think it would be really cool if they did a futurama episide!! That would be awsome!! :D

Thewhiteangel13's picture

Here I am, from Italy. I really love them, in particular the voice of James that I've dreamed lots of times. And, as a pianist, I usually spend my free time studying Jordan's solos; I hope one day I'll be virtuoso like him..

RuskyTheaterBear's picture

@Rkeister: You're lucky, i have been with my wife for 8 years now and i still cannot get her to like DT, she calls it noise and Devil music. Hmmmm, at least I can listen to Whitesnake with her and a couple of A7X songs.

InfectiouslyPerverted's picture

[quote=fb_norman_ottley]@Tapring: I think your right Tapring, i used to play drums some years ago, and i am still a wannabe musician. i think many fans of Dream Theater are either Musicians or want to be Musicians. But i don't think that explains the large inbalance of male and female fans. Could it be.......................and dare i say it without sounding "sexist" that female fans go for the more attractive looking pop bands than those that you you have to sit down and listen to, i mean that there many attactive feamale pop singers, but I wouldn't buy their records. Is it different for most women?[/quote]

Maybe I've just been listening to DT for too long, but from a female's point of view, I think all the guys in DT are attractive in their own way, and I do mean all five of them(well, six because I'm also including MP here, too). I mean they aren't totally gorgeous, but I doubt they ever intended to make themselves out to be that way, it's all about the music. Although I have always considered JP very handsome and I've had a crush of JLB for 18 years!! Alot of it is their personality, too, that makes them attractive, and yes, I am also talking about JM!! :p Seriously, you start up the right topic to JM, he'll actually talk to you!!

InfectiouslyPerverted's picture

[quote=yogi]Go to a Rush concert. Almost everyone attending are males. Rush themselves, have called their music' music for geeks'. Dream Theatre and Rush have somewhat similiar styles and those styles are complex and their music tends to take more than a single listen to truly enjoy. Maybe guys like the more complex and will give albums or songs more than 1 spin before they make a judgement.

I'm 49 years old and grew up loving Styx, Journey, Triumph, The Cars, Rush and that genre. I discovered Dream Theatre about 12 years ago and they are now probably my favorite band. My daughter who is 11 and my 9 year old son also love their music. My wife still hasnt come around 100% but she will listen to them.

I took my daughter to their first Grand Prairie, Tx show last October, and we are all going thsi July 9. Cant wait!! [/quote]

There is a funny video on YouTube of a scene from "I Love You Man", I don't remember it in the movie, but Paul Rudd's and Jason Segal's character get backstage at a Rush concert and they are in Rush's dressing room. Then the guys from Rush are heading to their dressing room after the show and they're talking and Alex Lifeson says "I counted 7 females in the audience, that's a record for us!!!" :D

But back to females at a DT show, one cool thing about being one of the few females at a DT show is when there's an intermission, there is hardly a line for the ladies room, but the line for the men's room is out the door and down the hall!!! I never see that at any other show, it's usually always the reverse!!! :p

Psygnosis99's picture

I got my girlfriend into them! She loves them! I actually proposed to her right before the Austin meet and greet last October. Have tickets for back to back shows next month.

yogi's picture

Go to a Rush concert. Almost everyone attending are males. Rush themselves, have called their music' music for geeks'. Dream Theatre and Rush have somewhat similiar styles and those styles are complex and their music tends to take more than a single listen to truly enjoy. Maybe guys like the more complex and will give albums or songs more than 1 spin before they make a judgement.

I'm 49 years old and grew up loving Styx, Journey, Triumph, The Cars, Rush and that genre. I discovered Dream Theatre about 12 years ago and they are now probably my favorite band. My daughter who is 11 and my 9 year old son also love their music. My wife still hasnt come around 100% but she will listen to them.

I took my daughter to their first Grand Prairie, Tx show last October, and we are all going thsi July 9. Cant wait!!

Tapring's picture

[quote=Rkeister] I don't think most chicks would put that much "work" into it. Most musicians don't need to put that "work" into listening to them, and can appreciate it from the start. That's the seperation. There are exceptions to everything though. I just feel that's where the womans connection drops off. We may be able to come up with a formula of songs in order for them to listen to starting with easier to listen songs that are less progressive (build me up, breeak me down.) and work towards the the insane songs like the dance of eternity to suck them in. [/quote]

Juuust to clarify......what you are describing is not a male/female disparity - it's a musician/non-musician disparity. I'm just mentioning that because you were making it sound like "females" don't instantaneously comprehend the music of Dream Theater, whereas "musicians" do. Reverse the roles where the comparison is between a female musician and a male non-musician and you would see the exact same phenomenon take place. As I stated earlier, I never found Dream Theater's music a challenge to understand or to like but cannot tell you how many men I have met who absolutely hated them for being too busy and complicated.

Rkeister's picture

TDOE being graduation

Rkeister's picture

Well, back to the rewiring mangini mentioned...for someone who just listens and doesn't understand the theory behind it, its just uncomfortable since the timing just doesn't seem to flow to some. (especially people who listen to 4/4 bands all day.) Even not understanding much of music theory, a person can work to like their music. That's where the statement came about giving an album 5-10 listens. I don't think most chicks would put that much "work" into it. Most musicians don't need to put that "work" into listening to them, and can appreciate it from the start. That's the seperation. There are exceptions to everything though. I just feel that's where the womans connection drops off. We may be able to come up with a formula of songs in order for them to listen to starting with easier to listen songs that are less progressive (build me up, breeak me down.) and work towards the the insane songs like the dance of eternity to suck them in.

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