I would like to share with you what happened in Poland two days ago. The gates should be opened at 6 p.m support at 7 and Dream Theater should start at 8. But at 8 we were still waiting at the gates. People got very angry because they paid so much money (here in Poland we earn on average 400 $ at month, and the tickets cost about 50$) and we have to wait 2,5h on freezing weather (-15C, 5F). And we learned that DT manager decided not to let people in although there was a corridor were people can heat up, drink something warm. And we also learned that there were threat of canceling the concert but luckily things were settled between the organizor and the DT manager. People started entering gates at 8:40pm
Support band was canceled and DT started playing few minutes after the 9. and I DON`T believe that they didn`t know what were happening. Some people who PAID for their tickets were still waiting to get in when they STARTED to play. Is that how the band treats their fans ?? I understand that was not their guilt in delaying but they could wait this 20 minutes more until everyone were inside. I was disgusted. And when they were playing they looked like they were pissed off. But they didn`t have to take it out on fans. Sorry that night two days ago I saw the band different that I believed.
I hope that someone from DT would read this and could provide some explanation what precisely happened and who`s guilt was that? I believe that Polish fans deserve some explanation or we are somehow different from the rest maybe worse? Since yesterday I have been reading many forums here in Poland and people seriously thinking if they would ever go again on some DT concert.
I am looking forward to some replay from you.
Frustrated DT fan.