First off, I'm 57 years old and this was the first concert I've been to in 32 years. yea, I know, thats a long time, but I used to work security for a private firm for concerts way back then and kind of got burnt out on them. I'm pretty much a recent fan of DT. I discovered them around 5 years ago when I heard their bootleg version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Well, after hearing that I was hooked. So, I went out and got their CD Black Clouds and Silver Linings. Still my favorite CD. Now I have all of their music.
My cousin and I went to their concert in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 8th at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. It seats only 1000 people. From the opening song False Awakening Suite with the accompanying video to The Enemy Inside the entire place was spellbound. The volume was shattering. The band was tight, never missed a thing. I was screaming and whistling and tappin' and loving every minute of it. I couldn't stop grinning.
So, to John Myung, John Petrucci, James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini, thank you for a great ride. I look forward to another visit in the future.