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#7281 J2112YYZ

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

View Postfraroc, on 01 January 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

I've recently been made aware of how they've banned fans taking video at their shows....I don't know how I feel about that. The phones at concerts do get a little annoying but a sweeping ban on video seems very Draconian.

I didn't know about that but good on them for doing so. People need to actually watch the show and remember it not try to annoying take a video or pic every f***in minute. Enjoy and experience what is happening in front of you and not worry about how many likes you'll get if you post something useless on your social media.

Danzig has been doing this for a while now. It doesn't affect his concert attendance at all and it makes for a great, old school concert vibe where people are actually paying attention to the show. Imagine that, enjoying what's right there in front of you.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:04 PM

I'm happy to ban phones at concerts. People don't seem to know how to just live in the moment anymore

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:45 PM

When I saw them in November there was just a warning not to use flash. I still managed to get some half decent pics:

https://whiplash.net...eamtheater.html

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

I wonder that if the concept of head-mounted optical displays were to be revisited and made more efficient, reliable, and affordable.....the phones at concerts issue would be resolved, as they wouldn't be needed anymore.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:36 PM

It was nice to see that pic of mp and jp yesterday....

Missed the i & w tour. Whatever.

I also saw jp is going another g3 tour this winter


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

View Postfraroc, on 01 January 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

I've recently been made aware of how they've banned fans taking video at their shows....I don't know how I feel about that. The phones at concerts do get a little annoying but a sweeping ban on video seems very Draconian.

That was just for The Astonishing Tour because they decided they wanted it presented a certain way putting the focus on the music and didn't want the phones to distract from the show.  I didn't bother with the last nostalgia tour, but I've read there wasn't any specific ban at that point.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

From what I've heard the last tour had a pretty mixed response. I&W is an incredibly hard album to sing which is why they probably pulled most of that album minus PME and Metropolis out of their standard song rotation. As such they tuned the entire album + ACOS down a half step for James but even then he had a hard time singing it, especially on stuff like Take The Time. The first set looked glorious. Dark Eternal Night, Breaking All Illusions, The Bigger Picture, that's just awesome.

Looking forward to the new album next year. The Astonishing isn't everyone's cup of tea and it certainly wasn't mine. Since around Train of Thought they've been putting out a great album about every-other-album.

ToT - mixed bag
Octavarium - I personally love it but it's not everyone's favorite
Systematic Chaos - very mixed bag, pretty low for me
BCSL - one of my all time favorites
ADTOE - mixed bag, hurts that they tried to rewrite I&W
Self titled - another one of my all time favorites
Astonishing - not for me

2019 album - another home run?

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:05 PM

I've been getting back into DT after cooling on them.  And despite all the negatives i've said.  they really still are one of my fav bands.

My favs.

Six Degrees
Octavarium
Scenes from A Memory
Images
Dream Theater (this is one of my very fav albums period.)
Train of Thought
Falling into Infinity (underrated IMO)

The Astonishing was a dud.....but hey....it happens.  looking forward to the next one all the same.

Mick

Edited by bluefox4000, 13 January 2018 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

After about a year and a half of being a DT fan, I finally had the chance to see them at the Fox Theater in Oakland on October 25th. I made a post about the concert in the concert reviews thread but I'll give my thoughts here since this is THE Dream Theater thread for TRF. Anyways, I made myself a note to not do a bunch of filming, I     fell somewhat into that trap. However, I filmed small sections (no more than a minute long) of songs which were about 7 or so. I had second row seats more towards where John Myung was. Crowd wise, I believe the venue was packed and maybe even a sold out show. There were a lot of people sitting which I was a bit irritated by since I was expecting everybody to be standing. Overall, it was the best show I'd ever been to and I will plan on seeing them again on their next album's tour.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

By the way........Sons of Apollo was complete crap.  sorry if their are fans here.

no where close to your best Mike.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 January 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

By the way........Sons of Apollo was complete crap.  sorry if their are fans here.

no where close to your best Mike.

Mick

Portnoy has so many bands and side projects since leaving DT. I don't pay attention to any of them because it just seems like too much to keep track of.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:30 PM

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View Postbluefox4000, on 13 January 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

By the way........Sons of Apollo was complete crap.  sorry if their are fans here.

no where close to your best Mike.

Mick

Portnoy has so many bands and side projects since leaving DT. I don't pay attention to any of them because it just seems like too much to keep track of.

i only keep track of 3

Transatlantic
Flying Colors
Neal Morse Band

honestly he's been doing pretty great work with the last 2

I just wish he didn't have musical ADD, lol

Mick

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 January 2018 - 03:30 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 13 January 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 January 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

By the way........Sons of Apollo was complete crap.  sorry if their are fans here.

no where close to your best Mike.

Mick

Portnoy has so many bands and side projects since leaving DT. I don't pay attention to any of them because it just seems like too much to keep track of.

i only keep track of 3

Transatlantic
Flying Colors
Neal Morse Band

honestly he's been doing pretty great work with the last 2

I just wish he didn't have musical ADD, lol

Mick

I guess it just boils down to me not really caring about him outside of DT. If he came back then I would pay attention to him again.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.

Glad to see you like ADTOE.  it really is a great album.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 January 2018 - 04:33 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.

Glad to see you like ADTOE.  it really is a great album.

Mick

That was actually my first DT album, :lol: Yeah, I think it's pretty great. A little overstuffed at times, but everything there is more than worth a listen.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.

Wait, you haven't heard Scenes From A Memory yet? You listened to Octavarium and Dramatic Turn first? Seriously?

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:49 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 13 January 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.

Wait, you haven't heard Scenes From A Memory yet? You listened to Octavarium and Dramatic Turn first? Seriously?

I once heard a radio station list a top ten prog rock albums of all time, and ADTOE and 2112 were the top two (this was like, 2012 or so), so I obviously had to check out who was giving Rush a run for their money and the album they claimed was so good. Nowadays I know that was probably just because ADTOE had just come out, but nevertheless that's the first one I checked out. Then I got Images And Words after reading that it was actually their best album, then I figured I could go whichever way I pleased so I looked into Octavarium and a live concert where they played the whole 6DOIT suite. Between then and now I had the s/t and Scenes checked out from my library, but I didn't listen to them very well or very much and I don't remember them much now. I've also listened to the first disc of TA once, but I didn't have the stamina at the time to continue onto the second disc.

So then, after hearing Octavarium again, and remembering what I do love about DT, my dad and I got Awake, and suddenly DT started mattering to me again. So Scenes is probably next.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:01 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.
If you haven’t already, listen to the Twelve Step Suite.

Edited by BenjaminW, 14 January 2018 - 02:02 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

View PostBenjaminW, on 14 January 2018 - 02:01 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 13 January 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

My ranking of the few that I've heard:

Awake
Images
ADTOE
Six Degrees
Octavarium

Awake is currently my primary reason for still caring about DT. So glad I finally listened to this.
If you haven’t already, listen to the Twelve Step Suite.

What album is that on?




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