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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2010, 02:35:08 PM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2010, 02:57:38 PM »
I seriously can't be the only person who thinks that 6:00 would be the most kick-ass opener ever

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2010, 10:30:49 PM »
when they opened with a nightmare to remember i thought that was BAD ASS. i mean when i saw them on the maiden tour it was lame because they opened with as i am which is like SOOOOO standard lol
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2010, 04:21:52 PM »
ANTR is pretty awesome, I think the curtain dropping had a lot to do with it though.

Although I have never seen it personally, I love Regression/overture 1928, especially on LSFNY. I'm going to have to say that.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2010, 07:51:48 AM »
I've seen them open with In The Presence of Enemies Part 1, and having seen it, it's the best thing they could open with.

I'd like to see them open with 6.00, but I guess its unlikely...
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2010, 01:56:13 PM »
New Milennium would be a GREAT song to open with.  Same with Metropolis, TGP, The Root of All Evil, and As I Am.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2010, 02:31:03 PM »
Much love for As I am it seems, it did open for live in budokan and was pretty epic so I get it. I know ToT gets a lot of love by DT fans, and it's actually be a gr8 opener too imo.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2010, 06:54:04 AM »
Hard choice, but probably one of the following:

In the Presence of the Enemies (Part 1)
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #78 on: November 04, 2010, 11:42:20 AM »
Glass Prison.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2010, 01:00:54 PM »
^That was awesome. A nightmare to remember seems like it'd be tight.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #80 on: November 04, 2010, 05:54:37 PM »
They could do what Styx did when i saw them... open with a medley of songs that we all kinda wanna hear... but not really
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2010, 03:18:01 PM »
I'd probably say Glass Prison.

What about something like Vacant as the intro tape then they kick into This Dying Soul.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #82 on: November 15, 2010, 12:04:37 AM »
How they opened Score was amazing.

Play a recording of In the Name of God, then come in live with The Root of All Evil.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2010, 12:16:01 PM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2010, 02:10:27 AM »
What would happen if they played a cover version of 'Fanfare for the Common Man' before they went into their first song? They did well with Also Sprach Zarathustra, maybe they can make Aaron Copeland sound metal.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2010, 02:45:08 AM »
What would happen if they played a cover version of 'Fanfare for the Common Man' before they went into their first song? They did well with Also Sprach Zarathustra, maybe they can make Aaron Copeland sound metal.

Opening with ASZ always seemed really strange to me. I mean, the idea of it is kinda cool, but at the same time, it felt rather anticlimactic. I'd much rather they open with one of their own songs.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2010, 06:11:09 AM »
They could do what Styx did when i saw them... open with a medley of songs that we all kinda wanna hear... but not really

The general consensus on this board is "no more medleys please."

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #87 on: November 24, 2010, 11:15:18 AM »
Good songs are always quiet with a buildup:

A Nightmare to Remember
The Root of All Evil
These Walls (maybe)
As I Am
The Glass Prison

Those would be the best, I think.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #88 on: November 25, 2010, 04:11:13 AM »
They could do what Styx did when i saw them... open with a medley of songs that we all kinda wanna hear... but not really

The general consensus on this board is "no more medleys please."

I was being semi sarcastic.

I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #89 on: November 25, 2010, 09:07:23 AM »
Dunno what you're all talking about. 6:00 is still the only choice

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2010, 01:57:54 PM »
Blind Faith would be interesting.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #91 on: December 09, 2010, 08:48:55 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but The Ones Who Help to Set The Sun would be unexpected and epic to open. Or if they do Evening withs again open the second set with it.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #92 on: December 09, 2010, 10:09:51 PM »
Starting a show with The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun? That would be weird as hell...

You know you'd be in for an interesting show, though.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2010, 08:19:26 AM »
What would happen if they played a cover version of 'Fanfare for the Common Man' before they went into their first song? They did well with Also Sprach Zarathustra, maybe they can make Aaron Copeland sound metal.

Opening with ASZ always seemed really strange to me. I mean, the idea of it is kinda cool, but at the same time, it felt rather anticlimactic. I'd much rather they open with one of their own songs.

For me it was the most epic opener I've witnessed, ASZ into ITPOE

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2010, 04:51:22 AM »
Thus Spoke Zarathustra. That really worked well for them. I'm hoping the bring it bak.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2011, 01:39:52 PM »
I seriously can't be the only person who thinks that 6:00 would be the most kick-ass opener ever

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #96 on: January 18, 2011, 09:52:58 PM »
i can't believe people aren't talking about the greatest opening ever!!! (imo)

A Change of Seasons! on the FII tour they opened with acoustic part on tape and then came in. Sickest thing ever.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #97 on: January 18, 2011, 11:00:17 PM »
Odd idea, what about "Only a Matter of Time" and then have the ending transfer into "In the Presence of Enemies Pt. 1" abruptly?

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« Reply #98 on: January 18, 2011, 11:26:45 PM »
i can't believe people aren't talking about the greatest opening ever!!! (imo)

A Change of Seasons! on the FII tour they opened with acoustic part on tape and then came in. Sickest thing ever.

Yeah, but I can't see them playing the entire song at the beginning of a set, and I'd much rather see that than just the first two movements.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #99 on: January 19, 2011, 05:14:21 AM »
A Nightmare to Remember or The Glass Prison.

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« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2011, 12:20:05 AM »
i can't believe people aren't talking about the greatest opening ever!!! (imo)

A Change of Seasons! on the FII tour they opened with acoustic part on tape and then came in. Sickest thing ever.

Yeah, but I can't see them playing the entire song at the beginning of a set, and I'd much rather see that than just the first two movements.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2011, 02:18:51 AM »
how about an epic opener from the new album? :neverusethis:
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2011, 12:14:49 AM »
New Milennium would be a GREAT song to open with.

NM is easily the worst opening song they've ever put on an album and would be a horrible way to start a show imo.

I think a fantastic way to start a show would be the same way Falling Into Infinity should have started, with the opening riff of Raise the Knife.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #103 on: January 24, 2011, 11:10:23 AM »
6:00

Heard on on the the 2002 world tour and I loved it as an opener.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2011, 01:56:47 AM »
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