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WOW We had such a great time yesterday!
First off, Trivium won me over, they really rocked. They worked the crowd and played their asses off!. I could do without the growling vocals, but they played tight and I totally enjoyed the music. KUDOS to them!
DT, what can be said? The greatest band in the world. Everything was perfect. My wife and son loved it and that makes my day. My son talked about it all the way home.
The band looked so happy and seemed to be really enjoying what they were doing. They sounded fantastic! James sounded great! Mangini is a beast, he looked confident and seemed to be totally enjoying himself. From the band member's reactions, they really seem to understand how much their fans love them.