@yogi: That's fantastic man! I'm a little older too and grew up with some of the same bands plus a whole load of heavier ones. Dream Theater has always been that perfect mix for me. They have satisfied that early mutant inside me that fell in love with Maiden/Metallica etc. in the 80's and have tempered that with the the Yes/Rush/Floyd/etc etc side of me I later discovered.
I'm envious you get to see them. I'd love to see them again this tour.
@InfraredDream: Yeah, I was there with you. It was a small group, maybe 20 of us. I was the guy in the black fleece with the black baseball cap that Jordan talked to first when he walked into the room.
Honestly man, this really was the chance of a lifetime. I've met Mike Portnoy twice. He was nice enough, but I really got the feeling that he was just stressed with his schedule and didn't have too much time to talk. Jordan actually bought me a beer and we just ended up talking about work, family, life, music, you name it. He was very accommodating.
But he had to be back to the hotel by 3:00, so I just walked him back up as far as Robson then we went our separate ways.
This is a story I won't forget anytime soon.
Yeah, that's me.
Now I have to go over to Facebook and find out what he posted!
Thanks for the feedback!
Rob. :) :D
Sept 28th - a dramatic walk down Robson Steeet