My name is Charlie, I'm 47 years old, and been on board since "Images and Words". The first show I went to was in Chicago when they played the entire "Master of Puppets" album. DT is the perfect band in my opinion, when I need inspiration I got songs, when I need to bang my head I got songs, when I want to relax and enjoy beautiful music I have songs. I grew up on KISS, Rush, Journey, and Iron Maiden...DT is like all those bands in one for me.
I don't play guitar, or for that matter any instrument, but I love music, and my favorite guitarist is JP, his solos are filled with so much feeling and are amazing!
My friends that like Dream Theater like "Bridges In The Sky" best off of DTUE but until this release I would have said Octavarium... but now, without a doubt,my favorite DT song is "Breaking All Illusions", I get chills every time I listen to it.