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Offline Highteckjunkie5150

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Back in 1994 I was introduced to the mighty Dream Theater, it changed my life forever. Congrats to the DT machine for 30 years and many more to come. Looking forward to the next album and tour.

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Train of Thought was my first. And it was when I realised what amazing musicianship sounded like. James, John, John, Jordan and Mike changed the path of my life forever. It was they who began my music career, later my journalism career and now my first overseas travel memoirs. I have you to thank for the inspiration to writw my blues album - the second copy burnt I gave to John P in Sydneys meet and greet last year.

On behalf of the entire Dream Theater Fanclub of Australia and New Zealand - happy 30 years of proggy awesome music. And here's to another 30!

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That's creepy coming from you. :lol
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That's creepy coming from you. :lol

How about me?

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Not so much. Zydar's couch is legendary.
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See.  And sticky.
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Woah! 30 years of awesome music and I've discovered this wonderful band 5 years ago.

Everything started when I was looking for a "perfect song", a song that could blew my mind, something beautiful, because I was tired of the average rock/metal sound. Then, asking on some forums about long songs, a guy told me to listen to a 42 minutes epic song. I did and since then, I've never stopped listening to you everyday. Thank you, Dream Theater, for making beautiful music. I do hope you keep like that 100 more years!!
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Hmm. Not to be the Debbie Downer here, but unless there is a post by a DT member in this thread at some point, I'm silently assuming this is just a PR trick to get people to go to DTF.
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 :facepalm:think I heard you first time back in 94, but I wasn't convinced as I was following other kind of music in that specific moment. Then I changed city for 4 years and local radios didn't play DT anymore. When I came back I didn't listen too closely to music radios and that has gone on for years. anyway, as I was hearing some song here nad there, I kept repeating myself "I should get one record and listen carefully". It didn't happen until I was in a bad period of change after the death of my mother that I wanted to try...a dn begun to listen closely: I bought SFAM just to try... And was blown away from first listening. Didn't stop since then. Now a big fan, and trying to spread the disease, even though my women at home, especially my daugthers, don't seem to care much yet... All I need is to get them to listen closely, in quiet, alone, and focused. Isn't it?
For next tour, you pretty know what people WANT to listen from you... Just play those notes and we will celebrate 30th in style! See you in Pistoia concert (cannot attend Rome as I won't be here that day).
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Hmm. Not to be the Debbie Downer here, but unless there is a post by a DT member in this thread at some point, I'm silently assuming this is just a PR trick to get people to go to DTF.

Why would you assume that?
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I just don't think they read the forums at all. And it's been total radio silence for months at this point, almost all posts on Facebook have been by DT management. It just strikes me as a DT management thing.
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Hmm. Not to be the Debbie Downer here

No offence, but you are pretty much quintessential Debbie Downer of the DT Side of the forum!
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There might be something to that :lol
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Offline Peggy

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Happy 30th Anniversary! I am so glad that I discovered your music something like 10 years ago. Your music definitely contributed to some changes in my life (good ones). You are still my favorite band today. I hope you won't ever stop making such brilliant music! And also that James Labrie will always be your singer, because I really really love his voice.

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I just don't think they read the forums at all. And it's been total radio silence for months at this point, almost all posts on Facebook have been by DT management. It just strikes me as a DT management thing.
JP is very aware of the forums.
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Having spent 25 of your 30 years as a fan of the band, I just want to say thank you for the music.  It has been one of the constants through most of my adult life.  Your music has carried me through the tough times and propelled me through the good times.  Looking forward to many more years of music.   :metal

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I just don't think they read the forums at all. And it's been total radio silence for months at this point, almost all posts on Facebook have been by DT management. It just strikes me as a DT management thing.
JP is very aware of the forums.

And Labrie has already said 'thanks for the comments' in his Twitter handle.....
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I can tell you for certain that James is aware of what is posted on these forums.  Whether he reads the board himself or has things reported to him, I do not know.  But I know he is aware.  And I know JP is aware as well.  To a lesser extent, Jordan is, but I think that stems largely from fans who are more directly in touch with his through other social media making him aware of specific posts and discussions from time to time.

Anyhow, with that now out of the way, back on topic please. 
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Congrats on 30 years of Prog Metal awesomeness! Keep rawwwwkin on!

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Have been a fan for 25 years. Anything I say, will not be enough. So here it is.. a short tribute to you guys. It's a home recording.. so quality isn't exactly top notch.

 http://soundcloud.com/sunny-musicwithoutgenres/thunder-demo
« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 09:10:03 PM by kumarab »

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Out of curiosity, how do you get to 30 years? When do you start counting? When Dream and Day Unite came out in '88, so what's the anniversary date? First show? First show as DT? First practice? Always been really confused by how Score is the 20th anniversary show, too. Seems to me like the band often act like they're a bit older than they really are  :biggrin:

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Well the band formed in 1985, so I assume that's what they're measuring from.
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There was a time when I would follow every single bit of Dream Theater news and rumor as a daily routine. A time when my vacations where planned around Dream Theater tour dates. A time when a Dream Theater release was held in importance above almost any other release. A time when I'd listen to Dream Theater bootlegs more than normal albums from other bands. For the most part, that time is over. I love Dream Theater, I continue to enjoy and follow them to an extent, but to a degree they have timed out to me, lost some of the glean that once made them special.

But this is not a negative post. First off, I celebrate everything Dream Theater has been to me over the past 12 years. The mini-vacations and adventures that were embarked on, the fevered discussions I've had over the years over the minuscule details of their work, and the great joy from the opportunities I've had to speak with them for only a few minutes. I was certainly over the hump with Dream Theater when I decided that my second tattoo would be their brand on my right shoulder, simply because of what a large part of my life they had been.

Perhaps more importantly, I thank Dream Theater for their influence. They helped define and push forward a genre, and their tireless work helped inspire a myriad of musicians who I continue to explore and enjoy. Would bands like Haken and Redemption sound the way they do, and have the opportunities they have if not for the path paved by Dream Theater? Although Dream Theater may not dominate my musical landscape in the way they once did, their spirit truly does carry on in the musicians they've affected.

Over 30 years you guys pushed boundaries, defined a genre, and kicked ass all around the world. Well done, and carry on.

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30 years?!  Wow, it goes by so quick!  Congratulations guys!  I would basically echo a lot of what's been said, positive kudos and such!  Yeah, you guys rock!  I mean come on, you're Dream Theater!

30 years of Dream Theater...  What does that really mean for me today?  You've created music, a sound and really a genre that has become the measuring stick for everything else I listen to.  And that doesn't really say it.  I think the best way to say thanks and express my appreciation is to let you know that after the first listen, Dream Theater became the music I listened to THE MOST!.  Out of all the other choices, vibes and change ups I make to my musical selection I select your music THE MOST.

12 years a fan...  Thanks!   :tup
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From Italy only three words:
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I'm from Uzbekistan and I've got acquainted with the Dream Theater's music about half-year ago. It was awesome! I wish you prosperity and dreaming to visit your concert!
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I'd like to see a celebration for the band and for us fans.
It would be great to have a celebration tour with the top of their musical career and not the last album as always.

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Congratulations, guys, you have made my life the best it can be... Can't wait for the new Album. Come to Serbia once!:)

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Congratulations, and thank you for all the great music!  :heart

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I remember hearing "Pull Me Under" on WPLR in New Haven when it first came out and thinking "I have to hear more of that!"   And I've been hearing more of that ever since.   In various ways, DT has formed a big part of the soundtrack of my life.   Now that my daughter is getting to be a teenager, I find music to be a great "connector" for us, and many songs are starting to form the soundtrack of HER life, including "I Walk Beside You" and "This Is The Life". 

Thank you for 30 years of musical wonder.