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Title: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 17, 2013, 03:01:49 PM
DREAM THEATER
--GRAMMY-NOMINATED PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS--
INVITE THE ESTEEMED BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
TO JOIN THEM FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOW
AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED FOR RELEASE AND IS PART OF THE BAND’S “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR LAUNCHING MARCH 20 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE: https://HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/N2FWVDX

THE BAND RECENTLY EARNED THEIR SECOND GRAMMY NOMINATION
FOR “BEST METAL PERFORMANCE” FOR THEIR SINGLE “THE ENEMY INSIDE”

DREAM THEATER--Grammy-nominated progressive metal titans--have invited the esteemed Berklee College of Music to join them for a one-of-a-kind show on the band’s upcoming “Along For The Ride” North American tour, when they visit the Boston Opera House on Tuesday, March 25. Tickets for this event start at $35 and are available here: https://tinyurl.com/n2fwvdx.

DREAM THEATER was founded in 1985 when founding members--guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and former drummer Mike Portnoy--attended the Berklee College of Music.

Also adding to the significance of this collaboration: Mike Mangini (drums), who joined the band in 2010, is a former faculty member of the Berklee College of Music.

This special homecoming will be captured and recorded for a later release. DREAM THEATER will be joined by special guest ensembles the Berklee World Strings and the Berklee Concert Choir for the second half of the set. The ensembles will layer distinct dramatic elements to DREAM THEATER's production. The World Strings are an international group of creative improvisers who play with rhythmic qualities seldom heard from string instruments. The Concert Choir stretches its repertoire from traditional and contemporary music through a wide range of genres.

DREAM THEATER recently earned a second Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled worldwide smash album (released September 24, 2013 on Roadrunner Records).

“DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, with career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia.

The band recently announced new tour dates for their North American headlining run which will pick up on March 20th in Toronto, ON following the band’s European tour.

For up-to-the-minute news, tour dates and ticket information, please visit https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=24446



OK, Finally!!

Don't know where The Opera House is, but I guess I'm gonna find out. Taking the little TACs to this show as well.

Now if I can figure out the Presale...
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Serpentor on December 18, 2013, 12:17:08 PM
Presale now open for Boston.    Order through the DT site via Crowdsurge.  Only Orchestra Left and Orchestra Right available at regular price.  VIP tix get you Orchestra Center
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 18, 2013, 12:40:34 PM
I'm trying to order, but it won't go past the sign up page..WTF??
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 18, 2013, 01:20:41 PM
Orch Left Center, Row I Seats 5-7-9-11

 :metal :metal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on December 19, 2013, 02:48:04 AM
10th Row, center.  This will be my 37th show, and my girlfriends first.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on December 19, 2013, 02:51:55 AM
37th? Great effort.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on December 19, 2013, 02:57:03 AM
Thanks!  It will be 39 by the end of NA leg, including Riverside and Los Angeles (Gold and Platinum tickets, respectively).   

BTW, Riverside VIP's are selling like hotcakes.  I was shocked that I was only able to get Row N (gold) within the first half hour of ticket sales.  Thought I'd at least get Row E or G.   
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on December 19, 2013, 11:26:02 AM
Finally DT seems to have ditched the awful Orpheum as a venue. However, now they're playing in the "Opera House". Has anybody ever been, is it any good?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on December 19, 2013, 11:41:47 AM
Years ago Rumbo I took my wife there for "The Sound Of Music" featuring Richard Chamberlin.  I was in the second row and it sounded great but the orchestra was underneath the stage so I don't know how a rock concert sounds there.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on December 19, 2013, 02:32:17 PM
Interesting that the Crowd Surge site is only offering tickets from rows A  and up.  All the seating plans show that the first ten rows start in the AAA, BBB and move to AA before finally starting on the A's.  So I'm not sure if I got fourth row (D) or twelfth.  Its a Gold VIP ticket, but even the Platinums did not offer AAA.  Scalp sites seem to be offering row AAA, but I'm not sure if those are just phantom tickets.  Perhaps it is just the way they mapped out the seating chart.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 19, 2013, 03:56:44 PM
Finally DT seems to have ditched the awful Orpheum as a venue. However, now they're playing in the "Opera House". Has anybody ever been, is it any good?

No shit. The Orpheum is one step above the Palladium.

The Opera House looks nice. Since we're taking the kids, at least if we need to take them to the lobby for a break, it will be much better than the other shit hole.

Does this show really start at 6;30??
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Awaken on December 20, 2013, 02:16:18 PM
Just picked up tickets - this will be my wife's first DT show.  Can't wait - I've seen a few shows in 'opera houses' locally (Bonamassa in Hartford) lately and the acoustics were stellar.  Hoping this will be even better.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on December 21, 2013, 06:17:46 AM
Got my 2 tickets.  See you folks there!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 21, 2013, 10:33:29 AM
Got my 2 tickets.  See you folks there!
Awesome. Is Mrs. King going?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on December 21, 2013, 02:49:37 PM
Got my 2 tickets.  See you folks there!
Awesome. Is Mrs. King going?

Now my drummer friend who I was with the last tour.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on December 22, 2013, 11:41:36 AM
Got my 2 tickets.  See you folks there!
Awesome. Is Mrs. King going?

Now my drummer friend who I was with the last tour.
Dude, let her out of the house, will ya?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on December 22, 2013, 07:30:10 PM
 :lol

The old maid doesn't want to ask her boss to get the time off.  I don't get it either but her boss is a maniac.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kirksnosehair on December 27, 2013, 01:42:00 PM
So, I just bought the platinum VIP thing for $200


Ain't I supposed to get access to some good seats now?


How does this work?


Do I just buy a ticket like every other schmuck?

Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kirksnosehair on December 27, 2013, 02:01:37 PM
Fuck it, I bought a ticket to the mezzanine - Row A seat 12.  Yes, I will be able to sit for the entire show  :hat   :tup 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on December 27, 2013, 03:39:56 PM
And you get to meet the band!

VIP seat tickets for Boston sold out in the second day I think.   As it turns out, that block of tickets was not that good anyway.  The best seats were released to the public in the presale by another vendor.  I purchased Row D in the orchestra via Crowd Surge.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on January 07, 2014, 01:41:42 AM
Petrucci hints that something "especially special" will happen at this show!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Awaken on January 08, 2014, 05:07:55 AM
Probably not it, and I'm only going on the pics from their site, but a performance at this venue would look amazing on blu-ray
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on January 13, 2014, 08:26:27 AM
Well this show sounds pretty special. Explains the venue choice as well.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on January 18, 2014, 05:07:45 PM
I'm going to be there, assuming I don't screw up in my old man's eyes.
My old man has angry eyes.
My school releases grades at horrible times.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Sad Wings on January 19, 2014, 01:39:02 PM
I would like to go if I can get a good ticket.  Their seem to only be mezzanine seats left.  If anyone has a ticket in the pit or orchestra sections, please let me know.  I will take up to three tickets, but if only one is available I will take that.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2014, 01:42:09 PM
I'm 95% in for this show. Just have to get confirmation that my gf can take off and I'll be buying tickets.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on January 20, 2014, 06:29:03 AM
I'm 95% in for this show. Just have to get confirmation that my gf can take off and I'll be buying tickets.
Awesome!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on January 23, 2014, 03:45:07 PM
I'm 95% in for this show. Just have to get confirmation that my gf can take off and I'll be buying tickets.
Awesome!

Well, looks like we'll finally meet! :D

Bought tickets up near the top, but dead center and on an aisle.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on January 23, 2014, 04:19:43 PM
Cool! :tup
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on January 24, 2014, 03:30:23 PM
Tim, are you heading down early?  I'd like to get us together for a meet up.  Let me know.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on January 25, 2014, 10:02:25 AM
Tim, are you heading down early?  I'd like to get us together for a meet up.  Let me know.

The Lovely Mrs TAC, as well as TAC Jr. and TAC III are also coming so a meetup will be tough. We're going to try and find some pizza nearby before the show.

We'll be hanging in the lobby a bit too so if you see us, please say Hi.

Same goes for you, Nick. I'll have my eye out for both of you.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on January 25, 2014, 04:51:16 PM
Awesome.  We'll get there a little early in the lobby then.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: jingle.boy on January 25, 2014, 05:22:28 PM
Man... missing this by one week!  Stupid conference I go to every year in Boston is on the 19th.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on January 25, 2014, 05:27:31 PM
I plan on getting some photos of this show. These wouldn't be considered leaks or anything of that nature and banned here, would they?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on January 25, 2014, 06:57:21 PM
Since the show is being filmed and released as an official DVD, I would avoid sharing personal recordings.   In this case, I ere on the side of letting the band first present the show as they intend.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Prog Snob on January 25, 2014, 09:17:29 PM
If my friend decides he wants to take the trip, then I might be heading to the show too.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on January 26, 2014, 04:53:37 AM
That would be cool, If you do pm me John.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Prog Snob on January 26, 2014, 07:55:59 AM
That would be cool, If you do pm me John.

Definitely
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: ozzy554 on January 30, 2014, 09:03:35 AM
I just bought my ticket, and this will be my first time seeing them live.

I wonder if they will change the setlist to make more use of the strings and choir.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on January 31, 2014, 08:35:38 PM
Since the show is being filmed and released as an official DVD, I would avoid sharing personal recordings.   In this case, I ere on the side of letting the band first present the show as they intend.
But still photography?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on January 31, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
Well, we know the band doesn't want you to take photos, if that answers it for you.  I anticipate the venue's employees to be especially vigilant at this show.  Just an assumption, though.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on January 31, 2014, 11:50:42 PM
Well, we know the band doesn't want you to take photos, if that answers it for you.
Okay, that's what I really wanted to know.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DebatesareGreat on February 05, 2014, 07:47:26 PM
Strings? Choir? Live DVD? One of a kind? They're gonna play Six Degrees. It all adds up harmoniously. Ive got tickets in the mezzinaine so I guess ill find out.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on February 05, 2014, 08:29:45 PM
Strings? Choir? Live DVD? One of a kind? They're gonna play Six Degrees. It all adds up harmoniously. Ive got tickets in the mezzinaine so I guess ill find out.
Probably not. They're most likely to play the set they've been playing in Europe these days.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on February 05, 2014, 10:47:56 PM
Strings? Choir? Live DVD? One of a kind? They're gonna play Six Degrees. It all adds up harmoniously. Ive got tickets in the mezzinaine so I guess ill find out.

Gawd, I hope not.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 05, 2014, 10:51:46 PM
Strings? Choir? Live DVD? One of a kind? They're gonna play Six Degrees. It all adds up harmoniously. Ive got tickets in the mezzinaine so I guess ill find out.

It's been done on Score, so that's not exactly one of a kind. ;)
Plus, it's too much new material to learn. I'd be very surprised if they deviated from their current setlist.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 06, 2014, 05:40:47 AM
They won't play 6 Degrees. That doesn't make sense.

But I would still be surprised if the setlist is not tweaked. I'm trying to figure out how they would incorporate the strings and choir into the current 2nd set, other than Illumination Theory and maybe Space Dye Vest. I'm sure they are not there for one song.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: SeRoX on February 07, 2014, 03:11:50 AM
Well, I think, if things go as I plan I can go to the show. I have a feeling this show can't be missed. Hope I can make it.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 07, 2014, 09:09:30 AM
Well, I think, if things go as I plan I can go to the show. I have a feeling this show can't be missed. Hope I can make it.
Awesome. Where are you coming from?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: SeRoX on February 07, 2014, 10:19:30 AM
Well, I think, if things go as I plan I can go to the show. I have a feeling this show can't be missed. Hope I can make it.
Awesome. Where are you coming from?

Thanks. Turkey, Istanbul. Will be here a week ago for a work meeting. If things go well I can make it.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: greyghost on February 13, 2014, 08:49:47 PM
Hurrah!  Things lined up properly, and I just bought tickets for myself and my kids (18 and 23--this will likely be our last DT road trip all together)!  We're way up in the balcony (that's all that's left), but in an opera house, those will still be decent seats.   :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal :tup :tup :tup :tup
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 15, 2014, 10:26:53 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on February 22, 2014, 05:31:39 AM
Can this show come any faster please?! :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Eren on February 25, 2014, 07:13:05 PM
I visited Boston Opera House today. It's mind blowing.  :smiley: I hope to see / meet all there!  :smiley:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 26, 2014, 06:01:29 AM
Yeah, the I
Ages online make the place look stunning.

Eren, let me ask you this. Do you know where you will be situated on the stage?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Tim van Duijn on February 26, 2014, 03:23:57 PM
Well, i heard they are going to do something extra special for the DVD recording. Heard they're gonna play set 1 and set 2 + the encore as most of us know 'em + a 2nd encore (or an added song to the encore). Wether it's true is something i can't tell you but that would be very cool.

If it's true, what would it be? What would you like to hear? ACOS (although i wonder how that song would work out with an orchestra, but DT can make everything sound awesome)?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 26, 2014, 03:28:00 PM
Hopefully it would be 8V.

Where did you hear this?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on February 26, 2014, 10:47:44 PM
I just noticed a bunch of seats now available in side orchestra sections.   Didn't see these last few weeks, so maybe Live Nation made available another clump of tickets?  These are REALLY DECENT seats, so if you haven't purchased your tickets yet to this historic show . . . now is the time.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on February 27, 2014, 08:30:18 AM
What the fuck? I'm getting pretty sick of good seats becoming suddenly available.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Eren on February 27, 2014, 12:23:42 PM
Yeah, the I
Ages online make the place look stunning.

Eren, let me ask you this. Do you know where you will be situated on the stage?

We'll be in the pit in front of the stage, with cameras looking at us.

I don't know if they are planning anything else than the current set but what I was informed is the set will be the set and we'll be a part of it.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on February 27, 2014, 12:26:13 PM
Cool, thanks Eren!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Jinx on February 27, 2014, 12:30:02 PM
So has this definitely been confirmed as being recorded for an official DVD?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on February 27, 2014, 08:47:29 PM
So has this definitely been confirmed as being recorded for an official DVD?
https://www.dreamtheater.net/news/one-kind-show-berklee-college-music-90811 (https://www.dreamtheater.net/news/one-kind-show-berklee-college-music-90811)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on February 27, 2014, 09:17:41 PM
So has this definitely been confirmed as being recorded for an official DVD?
https://www.dreamtheater.net/news/one-kind-show-berklee-college-music-90811 (https://www.dreamtheater.net/news/one-kind-show-berklee-college-music-90811)

The telling line from the DT blog is "This special homecoming will be captured and recorded for a later release.".

I may be wrong, but I interpret "captured" to mean "filmed".  However, I don't know if "later release" necessarily means "DVD / Blue-Ray".
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on February 27, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
It sure does to me. Either way, this will truly be a Nightmare to Remember.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on February 28, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
What the fuck? I'm getting pretty sick of good seats becoming suddenly available.

I'm pretty sure the new seats were released to accompany the "free trip to Boston show" contest that DT announced a few hours later on facebook.  The contest blurb mentions that tickets are available, and thus spake zarathustra: "Let some good seats appear." 

Of course, I like to think these new seats are meant to accommodate the family members of the Berklee students performing. 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TheGreatPretender on March 02, 2014, 12:34:52 PM
Ugh. I just found out that my friend will be attending this show. I am jealous enough to still feel envious.   :sadpanda:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 02, 2014, 05:50:52 PM
Ugh. I just found out that my friend will be attending this show. I am jealous enough to still feel envious.   :sadpanda:


iseewhatyoudidthere
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Umph1348 on March 07, 2014, 07:36:32 AM
I can't wait for my first DT show!!  I have been listening to them for awhile now as I am a big prog fan (also a big fan of improvisational acts like Umphrey's McGee and Phish).  Will people be standing/dancing at this show?  I don't really love sit down affairs but can understand why this might be one given the formal/stuffy nature of the venue.  In any case I am psyched for my first show and feel like I am getting spoiled rotten with the setlist (particularly the SFAM stuff in the encore and tracks like Enigma Machine and IT from the new album).  The inclusion of the Berklee Orchestra/Choir is just a cherry on top.  Who knows, I may try to see them again in NY/LI the following weekend to experience a "regular" show.  Happy to join this board and get immersed in such a talented band.  DT have put themselves on a level with Gentle Giant and Umphrey's McGee in my ears as one of the tightest/most talented bands I have ever heard.  Their virtuoso chops and stop on a dime changes are really what do it for me.  That and I am a sucker for a good ballad after a band flexes it muscles in odd signature or extremely technical sections (makes for a nice contrast and provides the listener with a breather)...  I hope to meet some folks on this board at the show.  Sorry for the ramble!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 07, 2014, 05:50:42 PM
Just got my "Tickets Dispatched" email!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 08, 2014, 04:39:35 AM
Sweet.  I got my tickets from Ticketbastard a month ago.  I am excite!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 08, 2014, 07:40:06 AM
Yeah cant wait! Two more weeks!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 08, 2014, 12:11:11 PM
I am flying over from Seattle for this show. I wasn't originally going to cause I couldn't find decent seats, but a few good seats went on sale on ticketmaster about a week ago so now I'm row Orch Center Row B! Super excited. Do you guys thing they are going to mix up the setlist at all for the special show?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Umph1348 on March 09, 2014, 10:56:24 AM
I think I saw in an interview with JP that the setlist won't change at all this tour ( fine with me).  I guess if they were to tweak it at all, this would be the show that they would do it for though...
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Eren on March 09, 2014, 12:35:57 PM
There isn't any changes to the setlist, but there's a great amount of music that will include the orchestra.  :smiley:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 09, 2014, 03:03:35 PM
I think I saw in an interview with JP that the setlist won't change at all this tour ( fine with me).  I guess if they were to tweak it at all, this would be the show that they would do it for though...

That's my thought, I won't complain about the setlist at all, since it's a monster set. But I'm seeing them a few times this tour and wouldn't mind a few other songs for the Boston show, plus I'd be curious if they'd add or change any songs to fully take advantage of the orchestra. Like I think TSCO would be really cool with a choir! Or maybe they'd throw in 8VM, but I'm probably just wishful thinking lol!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on March 09, 2014, 03:30:11 PM
There isn't any changes to the setlist, but there's a great amount of music that will include the orchestra.  :smiley:

I'm looking forward to hearing the contributions from the orchestra.  I'm sure it's going to be great!  Good luck to you, and have fun.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 09, 2014, 04:48:39 PM
There isn't any changes to the setlist, but there's a great amount of music that will include the orchestra.  :smiley:
Uh source?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 09, 2014, 04:53:55 PM
There isn't any changes to the setlist, but there's a great amount of music that will include the orchestra.  :smiley:
Uh source?

Eren is the source
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 09, 2014, 04:56:41 PM
He composed / arranged the strings on DT12, The acoustic break on LALP, and is the one arranging the string parts for the Boston Show (Correct me on terms if I'm wrong)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 09, 2014, 09:21:12 PM
oh neat
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 10, 2014, 01:12:13 AM
Who do I have to pay to hear TCOT at the Boston show? I would literally start bawling if I heard that.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: wasteland on March 10, 2014, 04:12:00 AM
Who do I have to pay to hear TCOT at the Boston show? I would literally start bawling if I heard that.

Sorry, not gonna happen  :-[
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 10, 2014, 07:12:10 AM
Who do I have to pay to hear TCOT at the Boston show? I would literally start bawling if I heard that.


Pay for my ticket, hotel, food and airfare and I will make sure you hear TCOT at the show. I can't guarantee it will be live but I'll make sure you hear it :D
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 10, 2014, 09:20:34 AM
Who do I have to pay to hear TCOT at the Boston show? I would literally start bawling if I heard that.


Pay for my ticket, hotel, food and airfare and I will make sure you hear TCOT at the show. I can't guarantee it will be live but I'll make sure you hear it :D
:clap:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 11, 2014, 11:30:15 AM
Who do I have to pay to hear TCOT at the Boston show? I would literally start bawling if I heard that.


Pay for my ticket, hotel, food and airfare and I will make sure you hear TCOT at the show. I can't guarantee it will be live but I'll make sure you hear it :D

Haha, very funny...lol! I had to pay enough for myself to fly over there!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 11, 2014, 11:49:37 AM
I guess you don't want to hear TCOT.


Oh well... offer retracted :P
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 11, 2014, 01:58:58 PM
I guess you don't want to hear TCOT.


Oh well... offer retracted :P

On another note, It's been 10 years (at least according to setlist.fm) since they've played ACOS. Maybe time for another play during the Boston show??  :metal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: ? on March 11, 2014, 02:34:25 PM
Sorry, not gonna happen  :-[
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 11, 2014, 08:27:57 PM
I saw ACOS live just a couple of weeks ago, umm, part 1 (that is) . . . performed by Portnoy, Chris Broderick and Billy . . . so . . .

yeah, not gonna happen on this DT leg. 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2014, 07:39:31 PM
Boston peeps, I plan on arriving in the city around 10am. Between then and meetup my girlfriend and I would like to do a walking tour, and a museum. For museums we are leaning towards the Natural Science Museum or the Science Museum. Others will be considered if you folks think they are really good though. And any recs on walking tours would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 15, 2014, 08:09:50 PM
Have you done the Freedom Trail? If not, do that. It's the Boston first time tourist thing to do.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2014, 08:10:40 PM
Yeah, that's what we're looking into currently. As of now she downloaded audio for each stop, and I think we'll just grab a map and walk it ourselves.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 15, 2014, 08:58:19 PM
Yup. They give out free maps at Park Street, where the walk starts.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 15, 2014, 08:59:18 PM
Anybody interested in a pre-show beer somewhere around the venue?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2014, 09:37:10 PM
Yes. I'm coming up and so there better well be a DTF dinner before hand!

I leave it to you Bostonians to decide when and where.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 15, 2014, 10:15:50 PM
I'll work on it this week and post a few places locally.  Then we can all agree on a few spots and pick one we can all agree upon.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Milzinga on March 16, 2014, 12:47:54 AM
I'll work on it this week and post a few places locally.  Then we can all agree on a few spots and pick one we can all agree upon.

Will this be open to anybody? Since I'm flying in I wont know anybody or have really much to do!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2014, 04:52:45 AM
Sure!  Well post a few different spots and see what people would like to hang out
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2014, 05:15:01 AM
Here is a couple Restaurant/Pubs close to The Opera House.  Let me know if either you folks like them.  Her is a link to both.

https://jmcurleyboston.com/


https://www.intermissiontavern.com/index.html
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 16, 2014, 09:07:45 AM
The Intermission Tavern looks awesome from the outside. My vote is on that one.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2014, 09:09:04 AM
Cool.  Everybody pick and we will all meet up there if you like it!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 16, 2014, 03:03:57 PM
That place definitely looks neat. My only concern would be if it's TOO close to the venue and on the smaller side, might be hard to get a group in there.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2014, 03:07:28 PM
We could get a head count and call in advance.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: jingle.boy on March 16, 2014, 06:39:07 PM
We could get a head count and call in advance.

Just so you know, I won't be there.   >:(
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 16, 2014, 07:00:46 PM
We could get a head count and call in advance.

Just so you know, I won't be there.   >:(

I still love you.  You have my heart this week.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 16, 2014, 07:38:14 PM
I'LL BE THERE





















ok no I won't...
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 16, 2014, 11:39:11 PM
and you're going to LA show Jay?  Riverside??
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 17, 2014, 12:21:22 PM
Tickets. Have. Arrived.  :metal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 17, 2014, 02:42:10 PM
TAC, you in too for the meetup? That would make us four, right? (Me, Nick, Shmeg, TAC)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 17, 2014, 02:46:13 PM
TAC, you in too for the meetup? That would make us four, right? (Me, Nick, Shmeg, TAC)

No, bringing my wife and kids. I know Joe, and I'll definitely recognize Nick. Hopefully I'll run into them in the lobby.
Not sure what you look like Rumbo, but if you see a family there might be me. My twelve year old is as tall as me.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 17, 2014, 05:18:51 PM
Tim, we will have to meet up at intermission.  I'm pm my cell.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 17, 2014, 05:39:20 PM
Tim, we will have to meet up at intermission.  I'm pm my cell.

Got it. Hopefully before the show. We may be watching the Intermission video. It's supposed to be pretty funny.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 17, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
I forgot about that.  Yeah, so call me.  I know you'd like to meet Nick.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 17, 2014, 10:05:25 PM
and you're going to LA show Jay?  Riverside??

Odds are against it.

Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 17, 2014, 11:47:36 PM
Visiting the city just for the day, so with hotel check in, etc. I don't think I'll have time for meet up.  Me and my GF will be in orchestra section, 10th row middle.  It's her first DT show.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 18, 2014, 07:56:10 AM
You know, the first time always hurts.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: GasparXR on March 18, 2014, 02:15:04 PM
You know, the first time always hurts.

Especially when Evening Withs are DT going in dry.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2014, 03:56:33 PM
You know, the first time always hurts.

Virgin killer.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 18, 2014, 06:35:03 PM
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Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2014, 09:17:14 PM
TAC, you in too for the meetup? That would make us four, right? (Me, Nick, Shmeg, TAC)

For numbers purposes I am +1.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 18, 2014, 09:26:06 PM
Yeah, starting her off with an Evening With, plus orchestra/choir accompaniment will be something to remember for sure. #spoiled.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2014, 06:14:17 AM
TAC, you in too for the meetup? That would make us four, right? (Me, Nick, Shmeg, TAC)

For numbers purposes I am +1.

As am I (or is at As I am).  My buddy who once was a touring drummer who now is a personal trainer will be with me.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 19, 2014, 07:27:58 AM
Anyone going to Salvatore's Next door before the show ? IVe never been to the opera house but know that it is right next door not sure if it has a bar type area or just a restaurant?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: aprilethereal on March 19, 2014, 11:32:28 AM
Following.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: devieira73 on March 19, 2014, 11:39:24 AM
Maybe is already clarified somewhere here in the forum and I missed, but anyone knows if it was confirmed that it will be a DVD filming from this show?
Thanks!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 19, 2014, 12:32:27 PM
Maybe is already clarified somewhere here in the forum and I missed, but anyone knows if it was confirmed that it will be a DVD filming from this show?
Thanks!
It's being filmed and recorded, but it's not necessarily the official DVD of the tour. It might just be a special show they want captured. It could definitely be the official one of this tour though.

I'm thinking this will be a special show, and then they could maybe film a special show fot their 30th next year a la "Score", though they might not want to to do the same thing again.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2014, 01:17:15 PM
As per DT's home page. So as you can see in the bolded section that this show will be released at some point.  How they release it I'm not sure.

DREAM THEATER
--GRAMMY-NOMINATED PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS--
INVITE THE ESTEEMED BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
TO JOIN THEM FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOW
AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
 
THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED FOR RELEASE AND IS PART OF THE BAND’S “ALONG FOR THE RIDE” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR LAUNCHING MARCH 20 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 19, 2014, 02:56:58 PM
Thanks to kingshmegland for the facts!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: devieira73 on March 19, 2014, 07:21:43 PM
Thanks to kingshmegland for the facts!
Thanks, guys! Let's hope for an official bluray release :metal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: aprilethereal on March 20, 2014, 02:34:41 AM
And a CD version. Or at least a DVD/CD package available in my country ::)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2014, 10:38:12 AM
Back to the meetup really quick, if it's just Rumby, King, me and +1 then Intermission should be fantastic. What time would you guys like to get there at? Just trying to plan my day in the city and need to know when to be where.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 21, 2014, 12:11:17 PM
I figure I and be in Boston by 4:30  so Rumbo what time is good for you?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 21, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
I would definitely get some food at Intermission, so yeah, I could probably be there 4:30-5pm.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2014, 03:31:04 PM
5pm should be good for me. And even that might be a little early as show isn't till 7:30.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 21, 2014, 06:28:18 PM
This is gonna rock. How I will focus on my math quiz is beyond me.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 21, 2014, 07:12:30 PM
Sounds like a plan.  My drummer buddy will be with me.  See you at 5pm.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 22, 2014, 05:22:17 PM
Were are you meeting before the show?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 22, 2014, 07:26:55 PM
Check the whole thread.  I posted a link to the place.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Jinx on March 23, 2014, 10:46:36 AM
If its anything like last time with LALP, then I cannot wait to watch and hear this on Blu Ray in June 2015!! :yarr
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: lonestar on March 23, 2014, 12:00:46 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 23, 2014, 12:40:27 PM
If its anything like last time with LALP, then I cannot wait to watch and hear this on Blu Ray in June 2015!! :yarr
I REALLY hope it's not delayed like that again. If they put it out on schedule, I'd imagine it'd be released somewhere between Oct-Dec.


I looked at the seating chart according to ticketmaster and according to them there's only 5 seats left for this show, and they're in the corners of the top of the theater. It's going to be a packed show. Should have some great energy.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 23, 2014, 05:57:06 PM
I don't know, it seems to me that us Northeasterners aren't exactly known for being so energetic. I suppose it depends on the venue. The Palladium has a much more energetic atmosphere (if for nothing else than its lack of air conditioning in the heart of July) than an all seated proscenial v venue like the Oakdale or an opera house. Hopefully I'm wrong and just rambling on out of my ass like the talkative nutjob I am, though.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 23, 2014, 06:00:03 PM
I kinda wish they didn't play seated venues in America. I hate sitting down at concerts and if everyone behind me is sitting I'm the ass in the way  >:(
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2014, 06:29:12 PM
Where: Intermission Theater
When: 5pm
Who: Nick+1, King+1, Rumborak

Anyone else want to come out? Also, who is in charge of calling in the reservation?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 23, 2014, 07:06:22 PM
I'll call tomorrow after I get out of work.  We'll see how many else post until then and see if they need reservations.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Eren on March 23, 2014, 08:44:08 PM
I'll see you all this Tuesday!  :smiley: It's sounding great!!

(https://i.imgur.com/8hDcGzP.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: lonestar on March 24, 2014, 12:44:55 AM
So jelly.....


Kick some butt Eren!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rubenchitito on March 24, 2014, 01:30:22 AM
I kinda wish they didn't play seated venues in America. I hate sitting down at concerts and if everyone behind me is sitting I'm the ass in the way  >:(

Dude, you do you. I went to the Toronto concert and some people were sitting or recording behind me but I don't give a damn. I paid good money to enjoy it 100% and that's what I did. This ain't church to sit down.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 24, 2014, 05:03:27 AM
Maybe not, but it is a place o of worship. :biggrin:

Seriously though, I find it more enjoyable if I'm around people that are pumped. I'm probably self-conscious about making an ass of myself or something.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 24, 2014, 08:55:07 AM
The suspense is killing me!!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2014, 11:10:39 AM
I kinda wish they didn't play seated venues in America. I hate sitting down at concerts and if everyone behind me is sitting I'm the ass in the way  >:(

Dude, you do you. I went to the Toronto concert and some people were sitting or recording behind me but I don't give a damn. I paid good money to enjoy it 100% and that's what I did. This ain't church to sit down.

Except the world doesn't revolve around you. If the will of the people is to stand, you stand, if it's to sit you sit. In most cases I prefer to sit, but will do whatever is appropriate. You determining what everyone else should do based on your own personal preference is rude and arrogant. And everyone else paid good money too, and you don't seem to care about their enjoyment of the show.

Seriously though, I find it more enjoyable if I'm around people that are pumped. I'm probably self-conscious about making an ass of myself or something.

I too prefer this, though I seem to be in this weird world where you can sit and still be into the show and pumped. It only happens rarely, but it's awesome when it does. For Haken's 2nd show on Progressive Nation at Sea they played a weird venue. There was a barely raised stage and like a dance floor with a crescent moon of seating on the same level around the outside. Now if the dance floor people stood, the people sitting would not be able to see anything. So the guys on the dance floor sat down, and stayed down to my surprise. There were hands in the air, and people were obviously so into the music. Yet everyone in the place sat and was comfortable. It was perfect.

I'll see you all this Tuesday!  :smiley: It's sounding great!!

(https://i.imgur.com/8hDcGzP.jpg)

Looking great, honestly a lot more pieces than I was expecting, which is awesome!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rubenchitito on March 24, 2014, 11:42:38 AM
A concert is not made for you to go sit your ass and be a bore. That's what church and school are for. "The will of the people" That's a term for tools that don't have a spine to do themselves and do what everyone else is doing. I paid good money to see them perform and enjoy myself. I hope others enjoy themselves too, but if to do so, I have to conform to what you deem "appropriate", then you've got another thing coming. Also, I don't expect everyone to do what I like, hence I didn't go around telling people to stand up.. but again, if in order for you to enjoy the show I have to sit down or work around your recording of the show, you have another thing coming.

"if everyone stands, you stand, if everyone else sits you sit" lol Nope, sorry, that's not how I live my life.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2014, 12:15:08 PM
A concert is not made for you to go sit your ass and be a bore. That's what church and school are for. "The will of the people" That's a term for tools that don't have a spine to do themselves and do what everyone else is doing. I paid good money to see them perform and enjoy myself. I hope others enjoy themselves too, but if to do so, I have to conform to what you deem "appropriate", then you've got another thing coming.

I'm not saying you should do what I think is appropriate, you should do what the audience of the show deems appropriate. Everyone there paid good money, and again, you are only thinking about yourself. You claim to hope other enjoy themselves, but don't care if your standing in their way leads otherwise. Actions speak louder than words. And finally, it again isn't up to you, I, or anyone alone to determine what is appropriate for where.

In the end, you can do whatever you wish, but if you're one of the only people standing in a large seated crowd, and you wonder what "asshole" had security come to give you the choices of taking a seat of leaving (the policy at 90% of venues where everyone has chosen to sit), and I'm there, you can bet it was me. :D

Edit: Grizz, while I agree with your point (and now deleted comment), please don't personally attack other users with your comments.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 24, 2014, 12:26:08 PM
I have to agree with the sentiment though that "only seating" venues make the concert a lot less exciting.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2014, 12:34:01 PM
I have to agree with the sentiment though that "only seating" venues make the concert a lot less exciting.

Yes, typically that is an unfortunate side effect most of the time. I'm usually banging or tapping something an entire show or singing along, but tend to be in the minority. While I think that's generally fine for Dream Theater, and for this show with the strings coming in seating seems right, in the future I think for live releases they should definitely resort to standing room venues, at least up front.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 24, 2014, 03:07:47 PM
I have to agree with the sentiment though that "only seating" venues make the concert a lot less exciting.

Yes, typically that is an unfortunate side effect most of the time. I'm usually banging or tapping something an entire show or singing along, but tend to be in the minority. While I think that's generally fine for Dream Theater, and for this show with the strings coming in seating seems right, in the future I think for live releases they should definitely resort to standing room venues, at least up front.

Metallica's S&M comes to mind, some people tried to do the head banging and rocking out but it just doesnt work in that setting.

As for the thread, I am super jealous of the people going to this concert.  If it had been a weekend, I would have tried to make the trip.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 24, 2014, 03:31:35 PM
A prog metal show deems people stand.  A jazz club get your seat on.


24 hours from now food, beer and conversations shall be had!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Sad Wings on March 24, 2014, 04:53:27 PM
Where: Intermission Theater
When: 5pm
Who: Nick+1, King+1, Rumborak

Anyone else want to come out? Also, who is in charge of calling in the reservation?

Do you mean Intermission Tavern? I may head there depending on when I get into the city.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 24, 2014, 10:15:24 PM
I'm not saying you should do what I think is appropriate, you should do what the audience of the show deems appropriate. Everyone there paid good money, and again, you are only thinking about yourself. You claim to hope other enjoy themselves, but don't care if your standing in their way leads otherwise. Actions speak louder than words. And finally, it again isn't up to you, I, or anyone alone to determine what is appropriate for where.

This. I really would rather everyone standing because that's how I feel a rock show should be, but I'm not going to block everyone else behind me just because I want to be selfish and stand. When they first come out with TEI/The Mirror/Overture 1928, I'm not gonna help it and am gonna cheer and jump up. But I won't stay up for the whole show. Unless of course everyone decides to stand and then it's a real party  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Umph1348 on March 25, 2014, 07:47:07 AM
My wife can't make the show tonight and as such I have an extra (Orch Left Row S).  I am happy to give it away to anybody who needs an extra.  Preferably somebody who wants to stand and dance like me... ;)  In all seriousness, I hope the folks in the Orchestra are standing and rocking, but if the vast majority of people are seated then I will acquiesce and sit down.  I can't wait for my first DT show regardless!!  Let me know if anybody needs an extra ticket...
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on March 25, 2014, 08:11:07 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjlBeTkCcAAq5l1.jpg:large)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: PolishFalcon29 on March 25, 2014, 08:32:57 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm a little lot late to the party here, but I wanted to find out about any formal gatherings before the show.  I'm also too lazy to read through the previous pages.  I anticipate coming in via the T around 5:30 at Park Station.

Thanks in advance.  I'd be nice to meet some fellow DT fans (for a change)!

Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 08:43:15 AM
PolishFalcon,

it's not a "formal" gathering, but a bunch of us will meet from 5pm on at Intermission Tavern.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on March 25, 2014, 08:43:35 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm a little lot late to the party here, but I wanted to find out about any formal gatherings before the show.  I'm also too lazy to read through the previous pages.  I anticipate coming in via the T around 5:30 at Park Station.

Thanks in advance.  I'd be nice to meet some fellow DT fans (for a change)!


Where: Intermission Tavern
When: 5pm
Who: Nick+1, King+1, Rumborak

Anyone else want to come out? Also, who is in charge of calling in the reservation?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: PolishFalcon29 on March 25, 2014, 08:44:38 AM
PolishFalcon,

it's not a "formal" gathering, but a bunch of us will meet from 5pm on at Intermission Tavern.

Cool, that's where I'll head then when I get in. 

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 08:56:18 AM
Hopefully the place isn't super-packed. Other than Shmeg I don't know what any of you look like!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2014, 08:59:39 AM
So is there going to be a barricade to separate the ensemble from the crowd?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:02:11 AM
Yeah, I wonder. Doesn't that also mean nobody actually gets close to the band?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on March 25, 2014, 09:03:36 AM
Being an opera house, does it have a proper orchestra pit?

EDIT: Answered my own question. I suppose it'll be set up like this

(https://adventureboston.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/dscn1445.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 09:07:41 AM
Hey everybody, there is not reservations at the Tavern.  first con=me, first serve.  I would think a Tuesday night will not be too bad.  See you there!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 09:10:43 AM
I'm really confused on the set up. I feel likey 9th row seat just got further away.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:13:51 AM
The two images don't seem to match up at all.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 09:15:54 AM
Not at all.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 09:17:09 AM
Not at all. Could the first one be a rehersal hall somewhere in town?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:18:25 AM
My best guess is that the first image is from another venue they used for practicing with the ensemble. Here's another image of the Opera House:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2718/4112619906_756c31f04d.jpg

So yeah, 9th row might be still a good distance away, TAC.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 09:22:37 AM
That's not too bad. As long as my kids can see.

I see Eren in the thread. Eren, where in town did you guys rehearse?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: chrisgazpacho on March 25, 2014, 09:29:13 AM
The two images don't seem to match up at all.

The first image is from House of Blues in Boston.

Chris
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2014, 09:34:01 AM
Venue looks nice.  I get more jelly every minute.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Onno on March 25, 2014, 09:44:24 AM
To everyone that's going: have fun! Should be great!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 25, 2014, 10:28:33 AM
Not at all. Could the first one be a rehersal hall somewhere in town?
Pretty sure i read the orchestra area is semi under the stage
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 10:51:08 AM
Nick is posting from the Freedom Trail.  Bostonians beware.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Awaken on March 25, 2014, 11:01:17 AM
Just ran into Jordan strolling by our hotel by the opera house. ...could not have been nicer to my wife and me.  Very stoked for the show after hearing how excited he is.......
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Eren on March 25, 2014, 11:16:55 AM
The first picture is my rehearsal with orchestra only at a Berklee facility. Second one is from yesterday, rehearsal with band at House of Blues. Tonight, opera house!!

We ran through our part yesterday so smooth it was awesome. Everybody was really happy. I have no doubt you will all love it tonight. The venue is gorgeous as well.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: mikeyd23 on March 25, 2014, 11:29:34 AM
The first picture is my rehearsal with orchestra only at a Berklee facility. Second one is from yesterday, rehearsal with band at House of Blues. Tonight, opera house!!

We ran through our part yesterday so smooth it was awesome. Everybody was really happy. I have no doubt you will all love it tonight. The venue is gorgeous as well.

Wow, that sounds great! Thanks for the update and have a great time tonight!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Onearmedmidget on March 25, 2014, 12:59:41 PM
My setlist prediction:

Everything the same except

1-Adding Spirit Carries On After dance of eternity
2-Remove Lie from the setlist
3-Swap Along for the Ride with Space Dye Vest in the setlist order



Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2014, 01:17:06 PM
JP just posted a pic of a camera on facebook, a camera as in a film camera for recordng a DVD!

If they change the set at all, i hope they just add more from DT12.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 25, 2014, 01:20:06 PM
My setlist prediction:

Everything the same except

1-Adding Spirit Carries On After dance of eternity
2-Remove Lie from the setlist
3-Swap Along for the Ride with Space Dye Vest in the setlist order
Eren said there's no variation.

Also,
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjmFcuBIUAE12-q.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 01:35:06 PM
Place looks awesome!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2014, 02:40:43 PM
I thought Eren said there might be one addition to the setlist?


This was also a little bit ago though so IDK
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Shadow2222 on March 25, 2014, 02:54:07 PM
I thought Eren said there might be one addition to the setlist?


This was also a little bit ago though so IDK

I heard from a source they wanted to really make it a truly special dvd, so they will be playing The Spirit Carries On, and WIMH/TTTSTA. Because no Dream Theater dvd is complete without those three songs.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Tim van Duijn on March 25, 2014, 03:20:46 PM
I thought Eren said there might be one addition to the setlist?


This was also a little bit ago though so IDK

I heard from a source they wanted to really make it a truly special dvd, so they will be playing The Spirit Carries On, and WIMH/TTTSTA. Because no Dream Theater dvd is complete without those three songs.

Haha are you serious? They played The Spirit Carries On to death (Dramatic Tour of Events, Black Clouds tour, Chaos in Motion tour and also the Octavarium tour) and also appeared on Live at Luna Park.

I wonder what they'll do with OTBOA and BIA since those songs also appeared on LALP.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 25, 2014, 03:33:47 PM
I thought Eren said there might be one addition to the setlist?


This was also a little bit ago though so IDK

I heard from a source they wanted to really make it a truly special dvd, so they will be playing The Spirit Carries On, and WIMH/TTTSTA. Because no Dream Theater dvd is complete without those three songs.

omg... for a second I thought you were cereal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Shadow2222 on March 25, 2014, 03:39:57 PM
 :hat Sarcasm green would have been too easy ;)

That's actually the best thing about this DVD (the fact that those three songs aren't on it  :lol).

Apparently OTBOA and BAI are the new consistent repeats.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Tim van Duijn on March 25, 2014, 03:41:04 PM
:hat Sarcasm green would have been too easy ;)

That's actually the best thing about this DVD (the fact that those three songs aren't on it  :lol).

Apparently OTBOA and BAI are the new consistent repeats.

haha you got me
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 04:58:54 PM
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/rumborak/IMG_20140325_185013_1_zps6huuujhj.jpg) (https://s.photobucket.com/user/rumborak/media/IMG_20140325_185013_1_zps6huuujhj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 05:18:45 PM
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/rumborak/IMG_20140325_191634_zpsnvxvflhv.jpg) (https://s.photobucket.com/user/rumborak/media/IMG_20140325_191634_zpsnvxvflhv.jpg.html)

Feel free to hate us. A DT concert program :)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 05:25:43 PM
Whoever designed the concert program can't spell Massachusetts :)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 05:27:55 PM
 :lol

Great venue
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: PROGdrummer on March 25, 2014, 05:29:34 PM
Is this the show that was going to be filmed for the DVD?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Shadow2222 on March 25, 2014, 05:46:47 PM
I just know that some poor soul has stayed away from the setlist and YouTube videos and just had the entire setlist spoiled for him when they opened that booklet  :lol

Also, at least people won't be clamoring for setlist updates, as we know that it is the same already.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 06:14:43 PM
They are absolutely crushing Trial Of Tears right now.
MM and JM are in the zone.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: wasteland on March 25, 2014, 06:20:04 PM
They are absolutely crushing Trial Of Tears right now.
MM and JM are in the zone.

How's James doing? :) *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 06:25:21 PM
He's been good. He was great at the end of TOT.
JP has his serious face tonight.

James has lost weight.

Jordan seems very happy tonight. Nice to see.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 06:40:42 PM
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/rumborak/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/IMG_20140325_200412_zpsjuafhyn4.jpg) (https://s.photobucket.com/user/rumborak/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/IMG_20140325_200412_zpsjuafhyn4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 06:49:00 PM
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/rumborak/IMG_20140325_204255_zpscv9xg28c.jpg) (https://s.photobucket.com/user/rumborak/media/IMG_20140325_204255_zpscv9xg28c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Sacul on March 25, 2014, 06:52:04 PM
Did the orchestra play FAS?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 25, 2014, 07:16:52 PM
I'm standing behind the mixing desk looking at the split screen for the video editing. This DVD will be gorgeous.
Finishing Lie now. Setlist is the same.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: goo-goo on March 25, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
Will this be an official release or part of the Official Bootleg series?
Also Im assuming The orchestra only played FAS with DT correct?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: The Letter M on March 25, 2014, 07:45:47 PM
Which song(s) does the ensembles perform with the band? Judging by JR's video clip I saw earlier today, at LEAST "Illumination Theory".

-Marc.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: theseoafs on March 25, 2014, 08:41:16 PM
I assume the guys are all busy watching the show, and we'll get all the details after the show's over.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 08:42:14 PM
IT, and all of the SFAM tunes.

Awesome concert. Everybody was dead on.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 08:53:14 PM
IT orchestral section:

https://youtu.be/vBKvW2o0p_k
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on March 25, 2014, 09:00:45 PM
IT orchestral section:

https://youtu.be/vBKvW2o0p_k
Video is private </3
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:07:15 PM
Should be public now.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on March 25, 2014, 09:12:50 PM
Should be public now.
:-*
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Daso on March 25, 2014, 09:18:02 PM
Oh God, such anticipation to see if James hit the F5 or not at the end of the video and it ended just seconds before  :lol Did he sing the F5?

The orchestra section gave me so many chills, though. It was absolutely beautiful  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 25, 2014, 09:22:13 PM
The orchestra played on FaS IT and SFaM.
It was fucking tits.
Now if you'll excuse me it's ringing deep inside my head.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:24:21 PM
BTW, I fucking better be on this DVD. I had a prime spot on the mezzanine level, and probably the only person with a blue shirt.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 09:48:26 PM
Nobody gets on a rock video with that sweater Ralf.  Not metal enough. :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 09:49:45 PM
I put the nerd back into nerd metal! :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 25, 2014, 10:31:11 PM
The orchestra's sounding great, but you stopped recording at about the worst time, rumby. :lol I wanted to hear the high bit, dammit!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on March 25, 2014, 10:37:47 PM
I'm speechless!  What a show.  The band sounded great.  James was nails...confident, and hitting the notes with conviction.

Same setlist, but just fantastic.  The video content, the lighting and stage design, the orchestra and choir were all incredible.   My prediction is "Live from the Boston Opera House" will be the 2nd best live DT DVD behind Score.

I'm inspired and content....and going to bed!  'Night all.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 10:45:46 PM
They did sound great.  So from IT and the SFAM encore the strings and choir played with DT.

BTW  I could see DT play BAL on every tour.  What a great song live.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 10:47:25 PM
I liked the cameras that were hung on a line.  Cool placements for them. 

Jordan looking at his keyboard camera was hilarious.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 10:47:56 PM
Forgot to say I'll post some pics tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 10:51:03 PM
The orchestra's sounding great, but you stopped recording at about the worst time, rumby. :lol I wanted to hear the high bit, dammit!

I knew my phone's microphone would crap out once the band kicked in, so I stopped :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JoeG on March 25, 2014, 10:55:49 PM
Amazing show! Whole band was on fire. James hit absolutely everything, and everyone was playing with intensity and passion.

As others have mentioned, the Orchestra and Choir were very low in the live mix. Nevertheless, there were some great moments from them. My seats were in a position where I couldn't see the orchestra pit at all, but it seemed to me that they were playing throughout the Awake set. as well, though perhaps not used as much as some may have thought they might be. Choir didn't come on stage until Illumination Theory, and was most effective there and in Finally Free.

Highlights:
-Trail of Tears
-Enigma Machine drum solo
-Along for the Ride
-Space Dye Vest
-Illumination Theory
-The Dance of Eternity
-Finally Free. The moment when the final "This feeling inside me" explodes in with full band, orchestra, and choir was unreal.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 25, 2014, 11:00:15 PM
Sound-wise it was okish I thought. The PA system was overtasked with the volume quite often, making it jarring without ear protection. The ushers all stayed outside.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 25, 2014, 11:05:00 PM
I was right under you Ralf and at times it was ear piercing.  I assumed it was bouncing off the ceiling over me.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 25, 2014, 11:14:52 PM
Show was spectacular.  Venue more breathtaking in person. Got picture with frank solomon (before show) and eren signed my playbill (after show). Bravo eren! Orchestra played fas, il and scenes encore. Choir stood before screen on stage and elevated the songs to majestic heights. Kinda disappointed that  orchestra was hidden in pit, so only front row could see the performance. Guess we will wait for dvd to see it. Funny how this thread revived the stand v. sit debate earlier. Ive always advocated standing at rock shows but tonight would have benfitted from everyone sitting during orchestra section as the audience would have at least seen eren conducting. Glad to chat with others who traveled far (seatle, los angeles).  special tshirts commemorating tonight sold out fast, hope avail elsewhere.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: ? on March 25, 2014, 11:19:58 PM
Aww, I thought the orchestra would play on the Awake songs as well :-\ Anyway, can't wait to see/hear the recording of this show!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: CrimsonSunrise on March 26, 2014, 12:30:12 AM
Ok...I'm an idiot... what is "FaS"??  :loser:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on March 26, 2014, 12:31:41 AM
Aww, I thought the orchestra would play on the Awake songs as well :-\ Anyway, can't wait to see/hear the recording of this show!

This. I was totally hoping we'd get an orchestrated version of Scarred. The ending just sounds epic in my head with choir and strings.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 26, 2014, 12:35:15 AM
Ok...I'm an idiot... what is "FaS"??  :loser:

False Awakening Suite, ie. the intro music for the show.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: robwebster on March 26, 2014, 01:42:22 AM
Sounds absolutely incredible. Yes, Finally Free was made for an orchestra. I was always a little disappointed in the obviousness of their song choices with the Octavarium orchestra - it was still badass, and I know they didn't have time for more, but playing a symphonic Vacant and not following it up with a symphonic Stream of Consciousness feels like such a tease. That song would've been beautiful with an orchestra. There's something quite symphonic about it already, moreso than any of their other instrumentals - False Awakening Suite notwithstanding! Scenes from a Memory has a similar quality, and while I'm always a little split on The Dance of Eternity, The Dance of Eternity with a full orchestral complement sounds like beautiful chaos. DVD's going to be incredible - roll on 2016.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Jinx on March 26, 2014, 02:35:29 AM
Do we know who recorded? I hope and pray that it wasnt OtE...
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cyberdrummer on March 26, 2014, 03:08:11 AM
SFAM was the perfect choice, some of those melodies lend themselves so well to the symphonic treatment.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: erwinrafael on March 26, 2014, 03:10:11 AM
The question is, did JLB hit the money notes in IT, Scarred and The MIrror? :)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Jinx on March 26, 2014, 04:59:36 AM
The other question is, did JLB at any point state that they were filming the show for DVD? I cannot work out why they didnt announce it officially (other than that little one line in the News section a month or two back). They made a huge deal about filming LALP. This didnt seem to be as big a deal for them  :\
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 05:01:43 AM
Yes James did announce it plus there was a billion cameras and microphones set up everywhere.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on March 26, 2014, 06:11:33 AM
The question is, did JLB hit the money notes in IT, Scarred and The MIrror? :)
Let's put it this way, James was convincingly spectacular the entire show!  Yes, he hit "SalVAAAtion" in IT and offered a very strong vocal performance of the Awake and SFAM commemoration segments as well.

The other question is, did JLB at any point state that they were filming the show for DVD? I cannot work out why they didnt announce it officially (other than that little one line in the News section a month or two back). They made a huge deal about filming LALP. This didnt seem to be as big a deal for them  :\
I agree there was not much fanfare about the filming of last night's show.  Whereas the filming of Luna Park was well advertised.

Yes James did announce it plus there was a billion cameras and microphones set up everywhere.
Early on in the first set, James clearly stated they were making a DVD of the show.  I noticed 2 camera booms, one mounted/controlled from stage left near JM and JR, the other mounted/controlled from the right aerial box (this camera often was lowered to within inches of my head 5th row JP's side   :lol)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 06:28:00 AM
Amazing show! Just wow!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 26, 2014, 06:38:55 AM
Yes James did announce it plus there was a billion cameras and microphones set up everywhere.

So maybe they can get a good recording of the crowd noise this time?  :biggrin:

So the orchestra only played for the end of the set?  THey didnt play along with anything until IT?  That stinks, i didnt expect the whole show with them (Although it would have been awesome), but I was hoping for at least the whole second set/encore.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 07:18:47 AM
Do we know who recorded? I hope and pray that it wasnt OtE...
According to the Playbill, the Concert Film was directed by Pierre and Fracois Lameroux. Not sure if they were in chage of the production per se, or if they are charged with filming the DVD. Either way, the film shots I was watching were breathtaking. This DVD will kill Luna Park.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Awaken on March 26, 2014, 07:19:49 AM
Amazing show! Just wow!

Agreed.  I thought each members performance was flawless. My 1st time seeing them in over 10 years and my wife's first time.  We're both still stunned at how perfect they play
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 07:22:33 AM
You can really tell how much JM loves playing with MM. JM is hard to read, but he cannot hide this.

Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 07:25:40 AM
Tim I was looking for you before the show but I couldn't find you!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 07:34:53 AM
Got there at 7:20  went right to our seats 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 07:36:11 AM
You missed some good pre-show beer!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 07:36:54 AM
He had his kids.  Not bad food either for a dive!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 26, 2014, 07:40:58 AM
Was a great show , 6th row orchestra in front of JP made my night! ( thanks Sad Wings)
Sound was good but they were having a problem with one or some of the PA , even the orchestra was was buzzing at times but over all one of the best sounding shows I heard since I seen them at Berlkee , Cant wait to hear the mix on DVD!!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 07:44:43 AM
You missed some good pre-show beer!

Ended the night with some Trooper beer when I got home!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 08:03:40 AM
A few pictures from the show.

Walking in the the Opera House.

(https://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-03-25_19-21-26_802_zpstdxzoxgo.jpg) (https://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-03-25_19-21-26_802_zpstdxzoxgo.jpg.html)

Before the show started.

(https://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-03-25_19-26-12_659_zpsfh99ua6g.jpg) (https://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-03-25_19-26-12_659_zpsfh99ua6g.jpg.html)

JP soloing.

(https://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-03-25_19-48-32_0_zps7wazsh5r.jpg) (https://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-03-25_19-48-32_0_zps7wazsh5r.jpg.html)

Blob's work, DT and the choir.  Perfection.

(https://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-03-25_21-50-21_461_zpslyekwmp0.jpg) (https://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-03-25_21-50-21_461_zpslyekwmp0.jpg.html)

The Encore.

(https://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/kingshmegland/2014-03-25_22-14-16_772_zpsddivkmtw.jpg) (https://s583.photobucket.com/user/kingshmegland/media/2014-03-25_22-14-16_772_zpsddivkmtw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 08:06:19 AM
BTW, I had forgotten what a sausage fest DT concerts are. Holy crap :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 08:09:10 AM
A saw a few older ladies which surprised me because there were no men with them. :lol
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Post by: Gonza_1928DT on March 26, 2014, 08:54:57 AM
Did someone recorded Overture 1928?
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Post by: Sad Wings on March 26, 2014, 09:26:13 AM
Was a great show , 6th row orchestra in front of JP made my night! ( thanks Sad Wings)
Sound was good but they were having a problem with one or some of the PA , even the orchestra was was buzzing at times but over all one of the best sounding shows I heard since I seen them at Berlkee , Cant wait to hear the mix on DVD!!!

No prob. I agree about the sound. MM's snair sounded far too hissy and rattley, particularly toward the end of Trial of Tears. I could say the same for some of the YouTube clips I've seen, so I think it may be his drum setup. Aside from FAS and Illumination Theory, the orchestra and choir didn't add much, but that's not a huge surprise. This blew the Score show away, if by the Awake section alone. It was the best I've seen them and makes up for the disappointing and lopsided shows I attended on the SC tour.
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Post by: Milzinga on March 26, 2014, 10:25:42 AM
Show was spectacular.  Venue more breathtaking in person. Got picture with frank solomon (before show) and eren signed my playbill (after show). Bravo eren! Orchestra played fas, il and scenes encore. Choir stood before screen on stage and elevated the songs to majestic heights. Kinda disappointed that  orchestra was hidden in pit, so only front row could see the performance. Guess we will wait for dvd to see it. Funny how this thread revived the stand v. sit debate earlier. Ive always advocated standing at rock shows but tonight would have benfitted from everyone sitting during orchestra section as the audience would have at least seen eren conducting. Glad to chat with others who traveled far (seatle, los angeles).  special tshirts commemorating tonight sold out fast, hope avail elsewhere.

Who'd you talk to from Seattle? I flew from Seattle also to see them last night. I'm curious if it was me you were talking to haha! I
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Post by: jingle.boy on March 26, 2014, 10:26:02 AM
Kinda surprising the Orchestra/Choir wasn't in on the Awake set.  Sure, The Mirror and Lie don't really setup for it, but LSOAD/Scarred/SDV are perfect for it.  WTH??
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Post by: PolarizeMe on March 26, 2014, 10:36:31 AM
According to the Playbill, the Concert Film was directed by Pierre and Fracois Lameroux. Not sure if they were in chage of the production per se, or if they are charged with filming the DVD. Either way, the film shots I was watching were breathtaking. This DVD will kill Luna Park.
Pierre and Francois Lameroux are part of the Fogo Labs production company. They were the ones that were involved in Rush's R30 and Snakes and Arrows Live DVDs which BTW were nicely filmed IMO. I agree with you, this DVD will blow Luna Park completely.
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Post by: Serpentor on March 26, 2014, 10:41:29 AM
This show topped the Palladium show as my favorite DT concert.   Incredible set, they were flawless all night.
Had 3rd row, Orchestra Left.   The 2 rows in front of us sat for the first set which was a little weird, but maybe I'll get on the DVD because of it.  There was some guy that must of been a Berklee teacher that kept coming down the aisle watching the orchestra.  JP saw him and gave him a big smile.   Older guy, balding on top, long gray hair in back.

Ushers had no issues with people taking pics, but they would not allow videotaping.

And what a gorgeous venue for a show.
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
Indeed, there were some PA issues. Seemed to be harsh distortion on the tweeters, most noticeable during SDV, which sounded like my beginner's Yamaha keyboard on "Brite Piano" going through my beginner's guitar amp on overdrive.

A saw a few older ladies which surprised me because there were no men with them. :lol
Berklee parents?

Here are some sick photos, and maybe a video of IT after I edit the parts in which I hid my phone in my pocket to stand and cheer:

https://imgur.com/a/MBJ2t

(https://i.imgur.com/kcsFjN7l.png) (https://i.imgur.com/kcsFjN7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/cCXHH1ql.png) (https://i.imgur.com/cCXHH1q.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/L5fRtuVl.png) (https://i.imgur.com/L5fRtuV.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/bv8tX8ql.png) (https://i.imgur.com/bv8tX8q.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/OkRNkZ9l.png) (https://i.imgur.com/OkRNkZ9.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/FCIcHF8l.png) (https://i.imgur.com/FCIcHF8.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/E9K7TFVl.png) (https://i.imgur.com/E9K7TFV.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/KcYi3Dwl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/KcYi3Dw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QPrGvnsl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/QPrGvns.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hs08aDOl.png) (https://i.imgur.com/hs08aDO.png)
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Post by: Benedettosoxfan on March 26, 2014, 11:30:15 AM
I'm so glad that this got to be my first DT concert! It was a fantastic show, and I'm sure it'll only be better once the DVD comes out and some of the kinks caused by how freaking loud it was can be worked out. I think Trial of Tears was the best song to be honest. They just nailed it and it really is one of the best songs to showcase every single member of the band. My favorite one single moment might have been in Space Dye Vest when James came in absolutely slaying "There's no one to take my blame!" That was goosebump city. I really can't wait to see how Illumination Theory comes out on the DVD because I'm sure that it'll end up being my other other favorite moment  ;D
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Post by: Serpentor on March 26, 2014, 11:40:12 AM
Some pics from last night as well

(https://i.imgur.com/McECAfZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xVWrmfz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KevIlDs.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/5DJu0Aw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/M0SOJzU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IYuvQm7.jpg?1)
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Post by: KevShmev on March 26, 2014, 11:57:41 AM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
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Post by: Sad Wings on March 26, 2014, 12:03:14 PM
Aww, I thought the orchestra would play on the Awake songs as well :-\ Anyway, can't wait to see/hear the recording of this show!

This. I was totally hoping we'd get an orchestrated version of Scarred. The ending just sounds epic in my head with choir and strings.

Agreed. Any chance that they were in fact playing but it was mixed too low end the PA was overtaxed? Might the sound be better on the DVD? I'm also surprised that they didn't do an improv jam or extended intro to Scarred as they have on previous tourss. Such an intro could've been boring, yes, but it also could've been fun. Will be very curious how it comes out on the DVD as it's my favorite tune from them and none of the live versions that they've released have been that spectacular.
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Post by: Shadow2222 on March 26, 2014, 12:04:39 PM
JP and JLB have really similar shirts! I see they all generally favor the JM-look now (almost all black)  :lol

I remember the good ol' days when JLB had yellow pants and JP had blond and orange highlights, and of course Portnoy's colored beards  :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: robwebster on March 26, 2014, 12:10:14 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour! It makes up like four whole songs on Luna Park. Rotterdam did have a pretty special vibe to it, I bloody love that set, but I think any attempt to channel that specific vibe would be both "been there, done that," just like you said, and doomed to failure anyway. Never repeat a holiday!

I think an orchestra was just plain logical, given the album they just released. And it sounds a lot, lot tighter than Score - and more creative. The Octavarium Orchestra was basically session musicians, doing a pretty good job with limited rehearsal time. This time, they've got Eren Basbug on the case, who's been collaborating with the band for quite a while, now, and from what I gather they've had a lot more time to practice. Eager to find out just how they used that choir - that's brand new.
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Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 12:18:52 PM
There was some guy that must of been a Berklee teacher that kept coming down the aisle watching the orchestra.  JP saw him and gave him a big smile.   Older guy, balding on top, long gray hair in back.
That was likely Frank Soloman, the band's manager. He was all over the place last night.
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Post by: Sad Wings on March 26, 2014, 12:28:15 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour! It makes up like four whole songs on Luna Park. Rotterdam did have a pretty special vibe to it, I bloody love that set, but I think any attempt to channel that specific vibe would be both "been there, done that," just like you said, and doomed to failure anyway. Never repeat a holiday!

I think an orchestra was just plain logical, given the album they just released. And it sounds a lot, lot tighter than Score - and more creative. The Octavarium Orchestra was basically session musicians, doing a pretty good job with limited rehearsal time. This time, they've got Eren Basbug on the case, who's been collaborating with the band for quite a while, now, and from what I gather they've had a lot more time to practice. Eager to find out just how they used that choir - that's brand new.

I agree with Shmev to an extent. The only songs where the orchestra and choir made a huge impact last night were FAS and Illumination Theory. I enjoyed last nights show far more than the score show since it had a much stronger set list, but thought we could've gotten definitive versions of the last three awake songs, and I'm not sure that we did.
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 12:29:55 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour!
Erm, no, I think that stripped down means "sans production team." The closest thing to that done in recent years was the 2010 tour, including the one-offs and openings.

Everyone keeps saying that the orchestra played FAS. Did they really? I didn't think that they were even in the pit until at least the second set
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Post by: cramx3 on March 26, 2014, 12:39:13 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour!
Erm, no, I think that stripped down means "sans production team." The closest thing to that done in recent years was the 2010 tour, including the one-offs and openings.

Everyone keeps saying that the orchestra played FAS. Did they really? I didn't think that they were even in the pit until at least the second set

Im wondering that too, but we all know the orchestra can play it from the youtube video so it would make a lot of sense for them to be doing it.
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Post by: Buddyhunter1 on March 26, 2014, 01:04:24 PM
FAS was just an intro tape.
I was able to see the orchestra pit the whole show, and I can confirm that they didn't start playing at all until IT.
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Post by: JayOctavarium on March 26, 2014, 01:08:14 PM
Bummer :tdwn
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Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 01:18:59 PM
FAS was just an intro tape.
I was able to see the orchestra pit the whole show, and I can confirm that they didn't start playing at all until IT.

Well, they weren't even in the pit until after intermission :lol

BTW, that guy who posted recently on DTF about his tribute band (the one that tries to look like DT): Let's be honest, after all those great tributes in that video segment, their band was put there for comedic relief. Everybody around me started laughing, saying stuff like "Oh god" and the like.
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 02:02:47 PM
So, I was in the bar/restaurant next door and Right Mezzanine, Row H, seat 14. Did I nearly meet anyone?
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Post by: robwebster on March 26, 2014, 02:21:14 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour!
Erm, no, I think that stripped down means "sans production team." The closest thing to that done in recent years was the 2010 tour, including the one-offs and openings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtbuQTPQcU

They turned off the video screens, they dialled the lights right down, how little production team do you want? That's about as sans-production-team as you can get without turning the amps off!
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Post by: EstyMaJ on March 26, 2014, 02:33:59 PM
So, I was in the bar/restaurant next door and Right Mezzanine, Row H, seat 14. Did I nearly meet anyone?
I was next door eating dinner and had a couple ale's before I went in the lobby.
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Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 02:36:01 PM
I think realistically, what is Dream Theater, a band that has been continuously touring for 25 years, still going to do that is completely new?
What they *could* do though is do something like Pink Floyd did with Live At Pompeii, i.e. a concert at an unusual venue.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 02:36:41 PM
So, I was in the bar/restaurant next door and Right Mezzanine, Row H, seat 14. Did I nearly meet anyone?
I was next door eating dinner and had a couple ale's before I went in the lobby.

The big group was a 10-minute walk away in a hole-in-the-wall pub.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 02:45:12 PM
they *could* do a concert at an unusual venue.
Toad's Place plox

Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
They only did it throughout the entire Dramatic Turn of Events world tour!
Erm, no, I think that stripped down means "sans production team." The closest thing to that done in recent years was the 2010 tour, including the one-offs and openings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtbuQTPQcU

They turned off the video screens, they dialled the lights right down, how little production team do you want? That's about as sans-production-team as you can get without turning the amps off!
I think that the OP had something more along the lines of static lighting & an unusual setlist in mind
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on March 26, 2014, 02:55:08 PM
They should play on a barge in the middle of a river...


wait.... nevermind.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Sad Wings on March 26, 2014, 03:12:51 PM
I think realistically, what is Dream Theater, a band that has been continuously touring for 25 years, still going to do that is completely new?

They could do like Maiden and do tours focusing on specific eras. IMO, the anniversary blocks on this tour were not publicized enough. I spoke to quite a few people who had no idea that large portions of the show would be dedicated to Awake and SFaM material. The Awake block is a much bigger draw to me then the orchestra, especially given how little play the last three songs have gotten over the years. are they worried that publicizing the anniversary blocks might turn some people away?
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Post by: theseoafs on March 26, 2014, 03:24:41 PM
IMO, the anniversary blocks on this tour were not publicized enough. I spoke to quite a few people who had no idea that large portions of the show would be dedicated to Awake and SFaM material. The Awake block is a much bigger draw to me then the orchestra, especially given how little play the last three songs have gotten over the years. are they worried that publicizing the anniversary blocks might turn some people away?

1. The "blocks" aren't supposed to be the centerpieces of the set -- the reason for the tour is to support the new album, but with this being the anniversary of two seminal DT albums, the set pays tribute to those albums in a comparatively small way.  The "blocks" were a surprise, too -- we only found out about them on the first night of the tour.  Obviously, the bits of Awake and SFAM are not supposed to be the reasons you see the show.
2.  How would you publicize that?  "We're going to perform a fraction of Awake and SFAM on this tour"?  It's like a half hour of the first and twenty-five minutes of the second -- it's nothing game-changing like performing all of Awake or all of SFAM would be.
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Post by: TAC on March 26, 2014, 03:25:21 PM

Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.
but thought we could've gotten definitive versions of the last three awake songs, and I'm not sure that we did.
I agree with Kev too on the Orchestra  it wasnt a big deal to me either  its all been done as far as i was concerned  im not big with rock bands playing with orchestras anyway.

Id love to see a stripped down show too, although this was NOT the occasiion for it. Perhaps a Holidays tour would be cool like in 1998 

And Sad Wings, i think we DID get definitive live versions of the Awake songs.

Though, I think there was a missed oppurtunity with the orchestra there to possibly do a second encore and get a definitive version of The Count Of Tuscany. The strings and choir wouldve been a great complement to the song.




And i just cant say how good this band is. Really, its incredible .  The last two tours have been two of my favorites. Last nights show was one of my favorite all time concerts by ANY band, and it had nothing to do with the orchestra. The band was spot on. The stage and screen was incredible. Not sure how DT will top this tour.
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Post by: Sad Wings on March 26, 2014, 03:50:57 PM
IMO, the anniversary blocks on this tour were not publicized enough. I spoke to quite a few people who had no idea that large portions of the show would be dedicated to Awake and SFaM material. The Awake block is a much bigger draw to me then the orchestra, especially given how little play the last three songs have gotten over the years. are they worried that publicizing the anniversary blocks might turn some people away?

1. The "blocks" aren't supposed to be the centerpieces of the set -- the reason for the tour is to support the new album, but with this being the anniversary of two seminal DT albums, the set pays tribute to those albums in a comparatively small way.  The "blocks" were a surprise, too -- we only found out about them on the first night of the tour.  Obviously, the bits of Awake and SFAM are not supposed to be the reasons you see the show.
2.  How would you publicize that?  "We're going to perform a fraction of Awake and SFAM on this tour"?  It's like a half hour of the first and twenty-five minutes of the second -- it's nothing game-changing like performing all of Awake or all of SFAM would be.

That's still merely an hour of material or almost half the show. Why not just say we'll be doing quite a bit of material from one album that's 20 years old and one album that's 15 years old this year. Similar to what Maiden did in 2005 when they stated they would be playing material from the first four albums. I could see them not wanting to do that as it could make them look like a nostalgia act, but it would give fans a better idea of what to expect.
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Post by: theseoafs on March 26, 2014, 04:01:11 PM
Well yeah, that Maiden tour consisted entirely of material from the first four albums.  That was the point of that tour.  The point of this tour isn't to see a bit of music from Awake and a bit of music from SFAM, so DT isn't publicizing it that way.
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Post by: Daso on March 26, 2014, 04:16:02 PM
On interviews they ARE saying that they are playing several songs from both Awake and SFaM because of their anniversaries, though. I mean, not everyone who is going to see the shows watches those interviews but they have stated it countless times, and they even said it before the tour started iirc. If the point is that they're not advertising the show as part DT12, part Awake, part SFaM, then yes, that is true, most likely because they're aiming at having this tour be DT12's tour and because they're playing songs from other albums (BC&SL, FII and ADToE) as well, but it's not like they're keeping the anniversary nods as an absolute secret.

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Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 05:27:53 PM
I think it's pretty brilliant that they're doing the "cover music from albums 15 and 20 years ago". It usually means you get something you know you'll like. Hell, the tour for the next album is likely to have a good number of SDOIT and FII songs on it. Works for me!
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 05:30:57 PM
https://youtu.be/zekzawvcH0A Here's the full IT (although 2 parts of the second half are in my pocket)
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Post by: Shadow2222 on March 26, 2014, 05:31:27 PM
Well yeah, that Maiden tour consisted entirely of material from the first four albums.  That was the point of that tour.  The point of this tour isn't to see a bit of music from Awake and a bit of music from SFAM, so DT isn't publicizing it that way.

Well, I dunno. They may not be plastering it on billboards, but considering they play 5 songs in a row from one album, and 4 from another, I think that's pretty significant. Add to that fact that songs from only 6 albums are played, with 9 of the 18 played songs being from the anniversary spots (50% of the setlist by number, if not by length), I'd say that many people are coming to see the anniversary sections.
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Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 05:40:01 PM
The part I didn't understand during the orchestral section is, why was JR playing along? I would be bummed if half of what I heard was keyboard strings.
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Post by: EstyMaJ on March 26, 2014, 05:54:56 PM
https://youtu.be/zekzawvcH0A Here's the full IT (although 2 parts of the second half are in my pocket)
what phone you use ? sounds pretty good , i wasn't to lucky my phone records way to loud.
thanks for shearing brout me back to last night!
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Post by: Shadow2222 on March 26, 2014, 06:00:48 PM
https://youtu.be/zekzawvcH0A Here's the full IT (although 2 parts of the second half are in my pocket)

Thanks Grizz. Nice to have a taste of the DVD. I'm not a huge fan of overdubs, and JLB mostly sounds amazing, but I hope they fix the "money" after "Salvation" (his voice cracked a bit). Everything else was spot on!
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 06:04:30 PM
I don't see JR playing; I think it's just part of the PA issues. The audio came out surprisingly clear; to the ear, it was a bit harsh, distorted, and muddy, and I could hardly hear Berklee.

Sorry for any viewers with motion sickness, or without the desire to hear my dad screaming, me shouting, or me straining my voice to sing harmonies. I use a Galaxy S4. Check back tomorrow; it should be in full HD.

I'm willing to bet that there will be some overdubbing; there were some shaky spots, particularly in The Dance of Eternity.

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Post by: rumborak on March 26, 2014, 06:18:31 PM
I don't see JR playing; I think it's just part of the PA issues.

How weird. I just checked my own video, and yeah, you're right, Jordan wasn't playing. There was some other song though where he was playing along with the orchestra.
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Post by: Nick on March 26, 2014, 06:31:59 PM
Just got home, still have unpacking to do, but let me post my quick thoughts.

Performance and setlist wise this was an AWESOME Dream Theater show. However it was a terrible special event, and the sound had major issues. Starting in the first set JP was WAY too loud, and the whole band in general was a bit too loud. Come the 2nd set the choir was BARELY heard at times, and the strings were non-existent. In the end, this was nothing more than a Dream Theater show with some more people to look at. And how they utilized the strings... dreadful. Instead of having them play parts of songs from Lifting Shadows forward, they had them (I believe, again, couldn't hear them) play all/most parts on everything from Illumination Theory on. It would have been especially good if they had switched out Mirror/Lie for Trial of Tears or Breaking All Illusions to make even further use of the strings. There are pros and cons of Mike being out of the band, a con being they likely wouldn't play Space Dye-Vest, but a pro being I am sure he would have made much better use of this opportunity.

That aside, everyone sounded great, with James sounding near the absolute top of his game again. Had this been a local show I would have been more than pleased, but as someone who traveled a good distance for a special event, I'm definitely a little disappointed.
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Post by: Grizz on March 26, 2014, 06:40:46 PM
After being at their last American special event (2012-07-19 - To Live Forever, Paradigm Shift feat. Tony Levin, & 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Crimson Projekt - Paramount, Huntington, NY, US) in which I could only hear Petrucci (and his reverb off the wall behind me), I didn't think it was particularly bad for the most part. Why Space Dye Vest sounded like it was through my Johnson Amplifier is beyond me though.
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Post by: erwinrafael on March 26, 2014, 07:16:12 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.

A stripped down set won't make sense in a tour supporting an album where the centerpiece is Illumination Theory.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 26, 2014, 07:55:44 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.

A stripped down set won't make sense in a tour supporting an album where the centerpiece is Illumination Theory.

You could say that about every album.  I think a one night show can be whatever their hearts desire.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: erwinrafael on March 26, 2014, 08:42:28 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.

A stripped down set won't make sense in a tour supporting an album where the centerpiece is Illumination Theory.

You could say that about every album.  I think a one night show can be whatever their hearts desire.

Not really. In DT12, Illumination Theory is the definitive centerpiece. So if you tour for the album, people would be anticipating to watch IT played live. For a lot of them, they would be hearing and watching it live for the first time. And it would be such a disservice to the audience if IT is not played in its full glory because of a stripped down show. Which is why I don't think it is appropriate for this tour.

Stripped down shows would work. But not when IT is the centerpiece of the show.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on March 26, 2014, 08:53:16 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.

A stripped down set won't make sense in a tour supporting an album where the centerpiece is Illumination Theory.

You could say that about every album.  I think a one night show can be whatever their hearts desire.

Not really. In DT12, Illumination Theory is the definitive centerpiece. So if you tour for the album, people would be anticipating to watch IT played live. For a lot of them, they would be hearing and watching it live for the first time. And it would be such a disservice to the audience if IT is not played in its full glory because of a stripped down show. Which is why I don't think it is appropriate for this tour.

Stripped down shows would work. But not when IT is the centerpiece of the show.
But how can it be the centerpiece when it's the 9th track on the album?

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 26, 2014, 10:43:59 PM
I don't see JR playing; I think it's just part of the PA issues.

How weird. I just checked my own video, and yeah, you're right, Jordan wasn't playing. There was some other song though where he was playing along with the orchestra.

What section? He may have just been playing along because that's how his patches are set up, and he needs to keep up the order and routine to keep the spot, but they probably won't mix them in for the DVD. That would be my guess.

And so is it confirmed that the orchestra did not play FAS? Were people confusing it with the orchestral only backing tape they're using?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: KevShmev on March 26, 2014, 10:48:18 PM
Call me a spoil sport, but the whole playing with an orchestra or whatever thing is kind of a "been there, done that" thing for DT.  If they were gonna do a special show that was a bit different, I still wish they'd consider doing some stripped down shows again like the Rotterdam one from 5YIAL.  That kind of thing is waaaay overdue.

A stripped down set won't make sense in a tour supporting an album where the centerpiece is Illumination Theory.

You could say that about every album.  I think a one night show can be whatever their hearts desire.

Exactly.  And I don't even mean doing such a show in the middle of the tour.  Hell, they could do a few shows after the tour, just to do a few stripped down shows or something else different like that. That would be neat.  But that doesn't change the fact that I still love this tour's set list and am thrilled to be seeing them next weekend for the first time in 10 years. :metal
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 27, 2014, 05:55:55 AM
Sorry guys, my video got removed and there's no option that says "I don't own this recording but neither does WMG."

Quote from: BlobVanDam link=topic=40170.msg1785877#msg1785877

What section? He may have just been playing along because that's how his patches are set up, and he needs to keep up the order and routine to keep the spot, but they probably won't mix them in for the DVD. That would be my guess.

And so is it confirmed that the orchestra did not play FAS? Were people confusing it with the orchestral only backing tape they're using?
From what I remember, the pit was empty and the upstage barren until intermission, when risers were added and the orchestra may have entered. After Awake, the choir entered the stage and they played along to IT and SFaM. IIRC the FaS was an orchestra-only intro tape like 6DoIT.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 27, 2014, 06:01:10 AM

And so is it confirmed that the orchestra did not play FAS? Were people confusing it with the orchestral only backing tape they're using?

I was expecting them to play it. I mean, wasn't that the point of them being there?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Shadow2222 on March 27, 2014, 06:15:42 AM

And so is it confirmed that the orchestra did not play FAS? Were people confusing it with the orchestral only backing tape they're using?

I was expecting them to play it. I mean, wasn't that the point of them being there?

Yeah, this was an overall disappointing use of the opportunity Dream Theater had. FAS should have definitely been played by the orchestra/choir, as well as some of the Awake tracks (why the heck was this not done???).
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 27, 2014, 06:23:50 AM
  But that doesn't change the fact that I still love this tour's set list and am thrilled to be seeing them next weekend for the first time in 10 years. :metal

Has it really been that long? Wow!

You will be blown away!
Enjoy!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 27, 2014, 06:49:22 AM

And so is it confirmed that the orchestra did not play FAS? Were people confusing it with the orchestral only backing tape they're using?

I was expecting them to play it. I mean, wasn't that the point of them being there?

It wouldn't have been practical for them to play one song (which would have been more trouble to sync for video), and then leave, and then come back for the later set. And FAS is already a tour exclusive orchestral only recording conducted by Eren, so I don't think it was necessary. It wouldn't have gained as much as having them playing on other songs.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 27, 2014, 06:51:53 AM
I understand, Blob, especially the syncing part. I guess it was an expectation I had.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 27, 2014, 06:57:11 AM
It's wasn't a far out expectation given that FAS is perfectly suited to orchestra, I think it's just logistics more than anything. If they were able to use the orchestra for the entire show, it probably would have happened.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on March 27, 2014, 08:12:59 AM
I agree Blob.  I really wasn't expecting the orchestra to be used for FAS exactly for logistical reasons.  However I guess my expectations/hopes were they would play for the Awake songs.  I did observe the orchestra members take their places with their instruments just prior to the start of Act II.  However, I was definitely surprised that they just sat waiting and did not appear to accompany during the 5 Awake songs.

BTW, awesome job with the opening album cover video, as well as the taxi scenes....Outstanding job!!!   :hefdaddy
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2014, 08:33:03 AM
Yeah, Blob, your videos looked great as always, and it was great to see so much of your stuff featured in intermission.

On that note, THANK GOD they got rid of that ridiculous cube system and went to a normal video screen for this tour.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on March 27, 2014, 08:41:03 AM
I actually thought the Cube thingies were pretty cool as it was a nice departure from what they had done before.

But the current large screen was unbelievable. And the whole backdrop as well was spectacular.

I loved when the put the Graffiti style still image on the screen so it blended in with the backdrop. I thought that was neat.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 27, 2014, 12:33:47 PM
+1 for Blob's vids
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2014, 12:51:50 PM
I actually thought the Cube thingies were pretty cool as it was a nice departure from what they had done before.

Cube things were different, they were stylish, and they were also completely horrible to watch videos on. Cool concept, just didn't work well I thought.

Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on March 27, 2014, 02:05:14 PM
I liked the primary plus dual secondary screen concept they used in the past.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: haceeb on March 27, 2014, 03:24:36 PM
I knew it's gonna be perfect.... :tup
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Laughingplace56 on March 27, 2014, 03:58:17 PM
I actually thought the Cube thingies were pretty cool as it was a nice departure from what they had done before.

Cube things were different, they were stylish, and they were also completely horrible to watch videos on. Cool concept, just didn't work well I thought.
This 1000%.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 27, 2014, 09:50:39 PM
The new screen is 10 times better than the cube screens.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: EstyMaJ on March 28, 2014, 05:04:12 AM
Glad I got too see a couple of great moments over again till youtube took em off thanks to all posted those I'm still talking about this show to whoever will listen feels like the old days lol!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on March 28, 2014, 05:46:41 AM
I wasnt crazy about the cubes either, but they were cool for a tour.  Something different and gave the set some personality.  But yea, Im good with one and done with the cubes.

I have really tried not to watch videos or see pics from this tour so i dont spoil myself withe how the set looks and the videos for the songs... but i did see the screen they are using and it looks very big and nice.  Im pumped to finally see them tonight and then again on monday.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: rumborak on March 28, 2014, 09:14:01 AM
Some of the closeups are stunning on the big screen. JP has a GoPro mounted on his mic boom stand, that allows for some really cool solo closeups.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Madman Shepherd on March 29, 2014, 08:32:37 PM
I wasnt crazy about the cubes either, but they were cool for a tour.  Something different and gave the set some personality.  But yea, Im good with one and done with the cubes.



I agree completely. 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on March 31, 2014, 02:22:46 AM
I actually thought the Cube thingies were pretty cool as it was a nice departure from what they had done before.

I agree 100%.

Cube things were different, they were stylish, and they were also completely horrible to watch videos on. Cool concept, just didn't work well I thought.

I agree 50%.


Blob, which videos did you work on this tour?  Which songs?  [Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere here]
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 31, 2014, 03:11:43 AM
Blob, which videos did you work on this tour?  Which songs?  [Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere here]

I did the False Awakening intro video + the taxi videos (intros to DT12 songs + Along For The Ride)
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: kingshmegland on March 31, 2014, 07:19:27 AM
Blob, which videos did you work on this tour?  Which songs?  [Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere here]

I did the False Awakening intro video + the taxi videos (intros to DT12 songs + Along For The Ride)

He also made a tape on procrastination but that another video all together. :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 31, 2014, 07:53:04 AM
Blob, which videos did you work on this tour?  Which songs?  [Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere here]

I did the False Awakening intro video + the taxi videos (intros to DT12 songs + Along For The Ride)

He also made a tape on procrastination but that another video all together. :biggrin:

Nah, I never finished making that one. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: RaiseTheKnife on April 01, 2014, 02:02:12 PM
very cool, Blob!  Well done, indeed.

Further reflections on the show:  I was surprised by how well "Looking Glass" works in a live setting.  Not my fave track on the album, but it really grabbed me live.  So enjoyable to watch the tight live performance of DT firing on all levels.

Also, I can not emphasize enough how much Space Dye Vest added to the setlist, truly a highlight of the tour.  It really infused the evening with so much emotion.  Its slow tempo is a tangible dynamic that stands out in the high energy show that is Dream Theater.  It really gave the setlist room to breathe and grow.

I would urge DT to consider playing Anna Lee and Wither in future setlists to capture this same dynamic.  I think they will create a positive and powerful reaction in most cities.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2014, 02:19:00 PM
I would urge DT to consider playing Anna Lee and Wither in future setlists to capture this same dynamic.  I think they will create a positive and powerful reaction in most cities.

Anna Lee please.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on April 01, 2014, 02:33:55 PM
I would urge DT to consider playing Anna Lee and Wither in future setlists to capture this same dynamic.  I think they will create a positive and powerful reaction in most cities.

Anna Lee please.

I bet the 2nd run through may also have a unplayed gem. It would make sense.

And yes, Knife, Space Dye Vest was a stunning moment in the concert.

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed The Shattered Fortress live 
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2014, 02:52:18 PM
I think the setlist as a whole worked really well.  I mean sure its heavy on three albums, but the flow and song choices worked well IMO and still gave a good sense of the overall feel of what DT sounds like.  And yes, SDV worked really well in the set and I was a bit surprised as to how good it was live and the Petrucci spot at the end was really powerfull.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: aprilethereal on April 02, 2014, 03:57:24 AM
I would urge DT to consider playing Anna Lee and Wither in future setlists to capture this same dynamic.  I think they will create a positive and powerful reaction in most cities.

Anna Lee please.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Dream Team on April 03, 2014, 11:27:34 AM
BTW, I had forgotten what a sausage fest DT concerts are. Holy crap :lol

That's interesting, because according to Mangini a LOT more girls are showing up. Maybe only in Europe though, they obviously have better taste in music over there judging by the turnouts at metal festivals.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Dream Team on April 03, 2014, 11:39:02 AM
Just got home, still have unpacking to do, but let me post my quick thoughts.

Performance and setlist wise this was an AWESOME Dream Theater show. However it was a terrible special event, and the sound had major issues. Starting in the first set JP was WAY too loud, and the whole band in general was a bit too loud. Come the 2nd set the choir was BARELY heard at times, and the strings were non-existent. In the end, this was nothing more than a Dream Theater show with some more people to look at. And how they utilized the strings... dreadful. Instead of having them play parts of songs from Lifting Shadows forward, they had them (I believe, again, couldn't hear them) play all/most parts on everything from Illumination Theory on. It would have been especially good if they had switched out Mirror/Lie for Trial of Tears or Breaking All Illusions to make even further use of the strings. There are pros and cons of Mike being out of the band, a con being they likely wouldn't play Space Dye-Vest, but a pro being I am sure he would have made much better use of this opportunity.

That aside, everyone sounded great, with James sounding near the absolute top of his game again. Had this been a local show I would have been more than pleased, but as someone who traveled a good distance for a special event, I'm definitely a little disappointed.

Oh man not again  :facepalm:. It would be nice for once if the next DVD had a nice balance of all instruments. Someone besides JP needs to be in charge of the sound editing.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on April 03, 2014, 11:41:07 AM
BTW, I had forgotten what a sausage fest DT concerts are. Holy crap :lol

That's interesting, because according to Mangini a LOT more girls are showing up. Maybe only in Europe though, they obviously have better taste in music over there judging by the turnouts at metal festivals.

There was a significant amount of females at the NYC show. Very surprising to me.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on April 03, 2014, 01:10:51 PM
My dad jokingly pointed to the stage-left choir and said "That's the highest concentration of females at any DT show."
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on April 04, 2014, 12:05:10 AM
Just got home, still have unpacking to do, but let me post my quick thoughts.

Performance and setlist wise this was an AWESOME Dream Theater show. However it was a terrible special event, and the sound had major issues. Starting in the first set JP was WAY too loud, and the whole band in general was a bit too loud. Come the 2nd set the choir was BARELY heard at times, and the strings were non-existent. In the end, this was nothing more than a Dream Theater show with some more people to look at. And how they utilized the strings... dreadful. Instead of having them play parts of songs from Lifting Shadows forward, they had them (I believe, again, couldn't hear them) play all/most parts on everything from Illumination Theory on. It would have been especially good if they had switched out Mirror/Lie for Trial of Tears or Breaking All Illusions to make even further use of the strings. There are pros and cons of Mike being out of the band, a con being they likely wouldn't play Space Dye-Vest, but a pro being I am sure he would have made much better use of this opportunity.

That aside, everyone sounded great, with James sounding near the absolute top of his game again. Had this been a local show I would have been more than pleased, but as someone who traveled a good distance for a special event, I'm definitely a little disappointed.

Oh man not again  :facepalm:. It would be nice for once if the next DVD had a nice balance of all instruments. Someone besides JP needs to be in charge of the sound editing.
The live mix has nothing to do with the DVD mix.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Dream Team on April 04, 2014, 07:13:54 AM
Just got home, still have unpacking to do, but let me post my quick thoughts.

Performance and setlist wise this was an AWESOME Dream Theater show. However it was a terrible special event, and the sound had major issues. Starting in the first set JP was WAY too loud, and the whole band in general was a bit too loud. Come the 2nd set the choir was BARELY heard at times, and the strings were non-existent. In the end, this was nothing more than a Dream Theater show with some more people to look at. And how they utilized the strings... dreadful. Instead of having them play parts of songs from Lifting Shadows forward, they had them (I believe, again, couldn't hear them) play all/most parts on everything from Illumination Theory on. It would have been especially good if they had switched out Mirror/Lie for Trial of Tears or Breaking All Illusions to make even further use of the strings. There are pros and cons of Mike being out of the band, a con being they likely wouldn't play Space Dye-Vest, but a pro being I am sure he would have made much better use of this opportunity.

That aside, everyone sounded great, with James sounding near the absolute top of his game again. Had this been a local show I would have been more than pleased, but as someone who traveled a good distance for a special event, I'm definitely a little disappointed.

Oh man not again  :facepalm:. It would be nice for once if the next DVD had a nice balance of all instruments. Someone besides JP needs to be in charge of the sound editing.
The live mix has nothing to do with the DVD mix.

OK, but I'm noticing a trend. If DT believes in "WWRD", they would know Alex Lifeson would never be so loud so as to drown out Neil and Geddy.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: cramx3 on April 04, 2014, 01:44:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XySOEOic6_c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XySOEOic6_c)

Little snippet of DT and Berklee folks practicing TDOE.  Really cool, cant wait to see this DVD.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Octavarious on April 11, 2014, 04:27:12 PM
Oh, by the way, how long would you expect we would have to wait for the BR & stuff?
End of Summer?
Or directly for XMas?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: TAC on April 11, 2014, 04:32:57 PM
Oh, by the way, how long would you expect we would have to wait for the BR & stuff?
End of Summer?
Or directly for XMas?
James said in Philly that they were looking at sometime in August.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: JayOctavarium on April 11, 2014, 10:29:43 PM
It'll come out along side DT13
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on April 12, 2014, 10:45:02 AM
*DT14, remember LaLP
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Setlist Scotty on April 14, 2014, 07:20:04 AM
Oh, by the way, how long would you expect we would have to wait for the BR & stuff?
End of Summer?
Or directly for XMas?
James said in Philly that they were looking at sometime in August...
...of 2015!   :P
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Labrie1984 on May 05, 2014, 08:28:38 PM
I am anxiously waiting for the official announcement. Richard Chycki wrote in his official page some weeks ago he's working on the postproduction. I hope the guys make an official statement about the release around June. Can't freaking wait!!
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: wasteland on May 06, 2014, 01:14:09 AM
I am anxiously waiting for the official announcement. Richard Chycki wrote in his official page some weeks ago he's working on the postproduction. I hope the guys make an official statement about the release around June. Can't freaking wait!!

And so it begins...  :lol
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on May 11, 2014, 09:09:55 AM
Listening to the bootleg now. The snare and the drum cymbal sounds in general don't suck. (EDIT: Just got to Enigma Machine. The toms actually do sound like detergent bottles.) Let's hope they aren't overprocessed.
I also hope Petrucci isn't too high like he was live and on Luna Park.

NOW FOR SOME SPOILERS:
It's raining on the streets of Boston city
Boston, I'm all alone...
and Rudess casts the lighting in Wasteland
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nefarius on May 12, 2014, 01:01:49 AM
I am anxiously waiting for the official announcement. Richard Chycki wrote in his official page some weeks ago he's working on the postproduction. I hope the guys make an official statement about the release around June. Can't freaking wait!!

And so it begins...  :lol

:soon:
SOON

Greetings...
Nef
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Daso on May 12, 2014, 04:58:18 PM
The addition of another live release, perhaps on 2015, to compliment Boston Opera House with the songs from the 2nd European Leg, would be just incredible.

Anyways, my biggest concern at this point is how good production will be soundwise. I enjoyed Luna Park and believe it's the best sound MM has had on DT up to this point. I just expect this Blu-Ray to sound as good, if not better.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: KevShmev on May 14, 2014, 12:23:00 PM
So long as they don't bury the keys like they did at times on the Luna Park release, I'll take another one that sounds like that.  :coolio
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Grizz on May 14, 2014, 12:41:57 PM
The audience was quiet enough in Boston. No need to mute it.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: DarkLord_Lalinc on May 16, 2014, 08:33:50 AM
Any news on this DVD?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Nick on May 16, 2014, 05:37:58 PM
There will be news...

Soon.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: Dtman2112 on July 31, 2014, 09:35:04 AM
Tomorrow is August 1st. I think "soon" has come and gone. Any news?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: wasteland on July 31, 2014, 09:53:08 AM
Tomorrow is August 1st. I think "soon" has come and gone. Any news?

Calm your spirits and prepare yourself for a LALP-level. If things go differently you'll be pleasently surprised.
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: genome on August 03, 2014, 05:55:39 AM
From MM's Facebook page

"Cheers to everyone that had fun with us during on of our shows thus far on tour. I already want to get practicing, but a couple of days of not playing at all is good. I did a quick check on our Boston DVD footage. I am stunned about the look and sound of this current tour's performance being captured like 'that' is all I'll say. The release of it is moving very fast. Really fast. Those in the Southern and Pacific Rim areas of the World will get to see this production in person next.... Check the DT FB for announcement dates on both. I do not know them."
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: aprilethereal on August 03, 2014, 06:32:10 AM
:caffeine: appropriate?
Title: Re: 2014-03-25 - Opera House - Boston, MA
Post by: wasteland on August 03, 2014, 06:51:00 AM
I still stand by my Christmas guess, even though the fact that he was give something reasonably finished to see is... Interesting.