My first Dream Theatre show and I must say the night was almost perfect. The rain/3+hour drive, having to pay $30 dollars for VIP parking( so we would not get soaked) + the Rangers losing all sucked but outside of that the night was PERFECT.
I am 47 years old and have been to many concerts. This concert was by far the BEST I have ever been to. Every member of this band is an absolute professional and is the best at what he does. Highlights of the show for were: Outcry, the acoustic set leading into On The Backs On Angels and the closing song Breaking All Illusions. I do wish that the acoustic set would have been a little longer. I would of loved to have also heard Far From Heaven. Still Silent Man and Beneath The Surface were perfect. I cant state enough how impressive this band is.
A few side notes: Ticketmaster actually bumped our seats up a few rows which was cool. John giving us Ranger updates was nice. My daughter loved the show and will now be a forever Dream Theatre fan. Her classmates may not have a clue who they are but she said this by far the best concert she has seen and 'they are the greatest band in the world'. Dream Theatre just bumped Justin Bieber & The Jonas Brothers down a few pegs. I wish I could have gotten my son a T shirt but they had no kids sizes.
Trivarium actually was decent didnt cuss much or at all from what I heard and would be pretty melodic when they would stop screaming.
Thanks Dream Theatre for a GREAT night. I will go to GREAT lengths to see you again.