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The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« on: April 07, 2017, 12:37:31 PM »

Picked up a pair this morning. Anyone else attending?
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 12:39:05 PM »
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 12:54:46 PM »
Yup, we should do a meet up as well before hand.

I snagged one of those VIP balcony tickets too.  It's not often those go on sale to the general public and for only 10 bucks more.

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 01:14:34 PM »
OMG thanks for letting me know gotta buy my tickets now. I made a promise not to go back to Irving plaza regardless of who played, because of some stuff that happened a few years back with foo fighters...but I think this is worth it. Going for sure

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 01:41:17 PM »
Yup, we should do a meet up as well before hand.

I snagged one of those VIP balcony tickets too.  It's not often those go on sale to the general public and for only 10 bucks more.
I passed on the VIP cause I had no idea what it was. I guess I'm just a regular guy that night.
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »
 :lol the VIP is nice because you just have an option to go onto the balcony for a better view, could also chill in the pit.  I've honestly never got a balcony ticket at Irving or other similar venues so when I saw the option for not a bad price I snagged it up.

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 02:28:54 PM »
But I thought the first time live was during the cruise?

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 03:45:57 PM »
Knocking around catching this, but it'll be 800 miles South of me rather than 880nm NE. The choice between cheaply doing this very well or expensively doing it like a bum is really no question at all.
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 04:57:20 PM »
It would be sweet if you could make it  :metal

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 01:00:49 PM »
Knocking around catching this, but it'll be 800 miles South of me rather than 880nm NE. The choice between cheaply doing this very well or expensively doing it like a bum is really no question at all.
Well now that you know I'm attending it should make the decision easier

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 09:33:51 AM »
We're putting announcements for DT cover bands in this section now? :P

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
Aww, does it bother you? :'(

Honestly, this is the best place for this thread. This is a show for Dream Theater fans, and the purpose of putting this thread here is so any fans attending can plan a meetup.
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 02:38:12 PM »
My post was a playful jab, hence the :P.  Simmer down, dude, JHC.

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 10:48:57 AM »
I'll be there as well. Once in a lifetime... for the second time :lol
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 05:44:47 AM »
I'll be there as well. Once in a lifetime... for the second time :lol
I don't interpret "Once in a lifetime" as one gig. I think its once in a lifetime in the sense that after he does,how ever many shows he does, you won't get another chance to see it.
Like if you missed The Astonishing you won't ever have a chance to see it live in its entirety.
So I'm fine with the once in a lifetime tag.

Also, not many are fortunate enough to be able to do the cruise so that was a unique gig that's different from a real venue.
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2017, 08:46:22 AM »
*attending*

but in Barcelona and Tilburg, three months earlier :lol
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2017, 11:33:11 AM »
*attending*

but in Barcelona and Tilburg, three months earlier :lol
What is the laughing for?

You guys seem to be taking the "Once in a lifetime" as literally a once only performance. It simply means its a once in a lifetime chance to see these shows. It won't be repeated after the dates are played.

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2017, 11:36:46 AM »
My post was a playful jab, hence the :P.  Simmer down, dude, JHC.
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2017, 03:07:37 PM »
I'll be there as well. Once in a lifetime... for the second time :lol
I don't interpret "Once in a lifetime" as one gig. I think its once in a lifetime in the sense that after he does,how ever many shows he does, you won't get another chance to see it.
Like if you missed The Astonishing you won't ever have a chance to see it live in its entirety.
So I'm fine with the once in a lifetime tag.

Also, not many are fortunate enough to be able to do the cruise so that was a unique gig that's different from a real venue.

Definitely. I don't really have an issue with him using that tagline, just a little amusing for someone who has the good fortune to catch two of these performances.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
My post was a playful jab, hence the :P.  Simmer down, dude, JHC.
Simmer down? Am I riled up?  Perhaps its you who may want to simmer down?  ::)

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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 06:18:15 AM »
My post was a playful jab, hence the :P.  Simmer down, dude, JHC.
Simmer down? Am I riled up?  Perhaps its you who may want to simmer down?  ::)

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 09:48:37 PM »
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2017, 01:49:58 AM »
http://koko.uk.com/listings/mike-portnoys-shattered-fortress-28-06-2017

Quote: Special guests at these shows will be NEXT TO NONE featuring Max Portnoy on Drums who are leading the way for Progressive music into the future...






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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
http://koko.uk.com/listings/mike-portnoys-shattered-fortress-28-06-2017

Quote: Special guests at these shows will be NEXT TO NONE featuring Max Portnoy on Drums who are leading the way for Progressive music into the future...
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2017, 03:07:13 PM »
*attending*

but in Barcelona and Tilburg, three months earlier :lol
What is the laughing for?

Oh, your roll call was for the New York date, and I'm not going to be there, but at a different time. The Barcelona one is a festival I'm attending (Be Prog! My Friend) and the Tilburg gig I'm going to with my mother, because she wanted to go and because it's close to home.

Not laughing for any specific reason, a pretty weird smiley choice I guess :P
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2017, 02:22:56 PM »
http://koko.uk.com/listings/mike-portnoys-shattered-fortress-28-06-2017

Quote: Special guests at these shows will be NEXT TO NONE featuring Max Portnoy on Drums who are leading the way for Progressive music into the future...
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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2017, 10:37:47 AM »
Oh, have some people yet to see this? :D :p

I'll be there as well.

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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 07:50:09 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2017, 12:53:00 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2017, 06:37:27 AM »
Even if Mike was still in DT and this was a DT show, I'd probably still give it a miss but certainly not interested in seeing this with a covers band.  12 Steps is not really my favourite DT material, they're not bad songs on their own and would like to see Glass Prison again some day but no desire to see them all in one show.  Also just seen DT do ACOS so not really into seeing this band cover it.  I thought Mike may be planning to do that song and am guessing that's why all discussion of DT is now banned on his forum as they stole his thunder a little.  Main draw was 12 steps of course but ACOS would still have been much more of a selling point if the real DT weren't out playing the song themselves.

I wish Mike all the best with the shows of course as we would likely not have had DT without him but am glad Dream Theater never did this show and probably never will.

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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2017, 09:26:16 AM »
I'm not trying to call you out specifically, Peter, but referring to this as a "cover band," IMO, is dismissive and misses the point that one of the guys who wrote this material has assembled a band he feels is more than capable of executing the material live in a way he feels it should be executed.  This isn't at all comparable to a situation where you just have a bunch of random guys who have no connection whatsoever to the original music throwing it into a set just because they like it.
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2017, 12:43:14 PM »
I'm not trying to call you out specifically, Peter, but referring to this as a "cover band," IMO, is dismissive and misses the point that one of the guys who wrote this material has assembled a band he feels is more than capable of executing the material live in a way he feels it should be executed.  This isn't at all comparable to a situation where you just have a bunch of random guys who have no connection whatsoever to the original music throwing it into a set just because they like it.

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Re: The Shattered Fortress Roll Call!
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2017, 12:52:20 PM »
I don't know, I think cover band may be the closest label to it though being that it is not DT.  However, having the writer of the music performing it does make cover band sound a bit off, but not sure what other way to describe it.  I mean, calling them Haken may be more closely to being correct.  I just don't see it as technically wrong (cover band that is).

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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2017, 01:06:45 PM »
But why do we even need to label it to begin with?  It's just a side project Mike put together to celebrate this particular music.  In fact, if we're going to put a label on it, why not just call it what it is--a side project?
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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2017, 01:25:16 PM »
But why do we even need to label it to begin with?  It's just a side project Mike put together to celebrate this particular music.  In fact, if we're going to put a label on it, why not just call it what it is--a side project?

Well its the internet so of course it's going to get labelled as something although I do agree, it doesn't need to be labelled, but that also doesn't mean it won't get labelled and I personally still feel like cover band most closely resembles what they are.  Are they a side project?  I guess that label works too.