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I fully agree John. When DT used to play Hammersmith Apollo, the experience exceeded that of listening to the albums. Howecerr, I have seen them at Wembley before and, although not a patch on the smaller venues, the sound was perfectly acceptable. As I mentioned, they did sort the sound in the middle of the fifth track. But inexplicably after the intermission it reverted back to how it had been at the start. And was not adjusted again. This can't be blamed on anyone but the sound guys.
I was at Wembley Arena Friday night and the sound guy completely ruined the concert. At the end of the night I went to ask him if he'd had a stroke or something, but was informed he was busy. Ironic given that he had presumably been asleep for the last three hours. There was no bottom end at all for the first five songs. Somebody woke up half way into 'The Looking Glass' and things got much better. Then, after the intermission the sound was back to how it had been at the start. Petrucci sounded like he was playing through a practice amp. The sound remained dreadful for the rest of the night. I'd been so looking forward to 'Illumination Theory' but the effect was completely lost. How come none of the people at the sound desk noticed? We were smack in the middle of the second block on the floor. I've been to every tour since 'awake' and this was the first where the sound was this bad. This needs to be brought to the band's attention. All of their work is wasted if they can't trust the guy on the desk. Along with my £150 worth of tickets.