Sound at Nextstage varies depending on what the band wants to do. Often times it's excellent, but with DT it's usually weak. In this case it was loud as fuck, even by my standards. That didn't help with fidelity. The venue has one of the best bottom ends I've ever heard (seen Yes there plenty of times), but it's woefully underutilized with DT since they always want JMX inaudible. For the life of me I can't figure out why they insist on playing there. It's a nice venue, but ill-suited for them. I always assumed they were just set in their ways, they were married to the Bronco Bowl, as well, yet every other city seems to see them play all over the place.
The Majestic is exactly what they want in a venue, and it's appropriately sized for them. Music Hall at Fair Park would work, although it's still 3500 seats, which is 2000 too many.
And I'm not sure there were 1000 people there Sunday night. It sold better than I expected, but the coverage wasn't particularly dense and they didn't offer that many seats to begin with. I'm guessing they sell a 2k seat configuration, and if it was half full it wasn't by much.