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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #140 on: September 08, 2010, 07:10:18 PM »
I'd like to see particularly what JP has to say about this, considering he's one of MP's best friends.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2010, 07:10:43 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2010, 07:10:59 PM »
I feel really bad now knowing that the only time I saw them live was a 6-song set during the Iron Maiden tour.  :-\

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #143 on: September 08, 2010, 07:11:11 PM »
I'm really at a loss for words here, as are others at the moment.  It's ironic, I suppose, that I just attended the Avenged Sevenfold concert in support of Mike Portnoy.  The concert itself was bittersweet, as I'm not a huge fan of the band but the crowd was insane compared to a Dream Theater show.  I always though Mike deserved that.  Maybe he'll get it now.

On the flip side, I'm super pissed, and now I'm going to have a few drinks.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #144 on: September 08, 2010, 07:11:24 PM »
Well, it seems like the band wanted to continue faster than MP wanted too.

Oh well.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #145 on: September 08, 2010, 07:11:29 PM »
I cannot even fathom the band without MP!
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2010, 07:11:48 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #147 on: September 08, 2010, 07:12:20 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2010, 07:12:26 PM »
I wonder if they are gonna do one last show with him, they could play every album one after the other.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2010, 07:12:40 PM »
I feel really bad now knowing that the only time I saw them live was a 6-song set during the Iron Maiden tour.  :-\

Me too :( And he promised Arizona would get a headlining tour since it wasn't on the BCSL tour, but now we wont get one with MP

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2010, 07:12:45 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #151 on: September 08, 2010, 07:13:07 PM »
I am proud to say that I saw the LAST show with Mike Portnoy in North America... Wow.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2010, 07:14:07 PM »
I could have saw them in Saskatoon with Iron Maiden, but I wanted to hold off and get an Evening With show.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2010, 07:14:45 PM »
I knew there was a reason I got out of bed again at 3 am. Everything I feel has already been said (mainly by PLM, and Antigoon). I feel I've read through all the stages of grief in this topic, heh.

Good luck to Mike and the band, it'll be interesting to see what happens next..


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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2010, 07:15:01 PM »
That's a fucking shock.  Well, I'm glad I managed to see them live before he went.  Will feel very very strange if DT continues without him, and from the sounds of his statement that is what they are doing.  
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2010, 07:15:18 PM »
I think it's really sad that MP won't play his 12 Steps Suite live or do one last cover album
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2010, 07:15:27 PM »
You know, my first thought was that he'll never get to perform the 12 Step Saga live. It's a real shame.  :sadpanda:

And I don't get why some people have a problem with Mike possibly joining A7X full time. If that's where he feels his heart is, by all means he should do it. And I think it was Bacong who said it could be a good thing for DT as well, I agree. Doesn't change how shocking and paralyzing this stings. It's like picturing Maiden without Steve Harris, he's the driving force/representative of the band, one of the founders. It'll take a while to adjust.

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PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE
« Reply #157 on: September 08, 2010, 07:15:31 PM »
PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2010, 07:15:48 PM »
I only have two things to say:

1. I was mad until I read the official statement. As much as this hurts and as much as this shit sucks, he provides a very clear and good reason for leaving. He's honest and real, just like he's always been. We should respect him for not "leaving for personal reasons" or providing the fanbase with some unclear and vague bullshit like that. At least he spells out his reason for leaving, and does it with class. Which is a hell of a lot more than other members of other bands have done in the past. He needs our support right now, and so do the rest of the guys in DT. The best thing to do here is try to put our emotions aside for a while and show that we're there for both MP and the rest of the band.

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2. Someone on Blabbermouth said they wouldn't be surprised if, in a year or two, we log on to see the headline "Mike Portnoy rejoins Dream Theater." Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but...that wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2010, 07:16:16 PM »
I am proud to say that I saw the LAST show with Mike Portnoy in North America... Wow.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #160 on: September 08, 2010, 07:16:33 PM »
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Re: PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE
« Reply #161 on: September 08, 2010, 07:17:10 PM »
PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE

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Re: PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE
« Reply #162 on: September 08, 2010, 07:17:54 PM »
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I can't even laugh at that
A quick smirk from me, then back to the light crying.
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Re: PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE
« Reply #163 on: September 08, 2010, 07:17:58 PM »
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I can't even laugh at that

I cannot even fathom this has happened.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #164 on: September 08, 2010, 07:18:22 PM »
I just thought of the Aerosmith spotlight grab when they pretended to be quitting, only to return to more fanfare. If Dream Theater is doing this, which I firmly believe they are not, I will lose a lot of respect for them.

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Re: PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE
« Reply #165 on: September 08, 2010, 07:18:27 PM »
PORTNOY PULLS A KEVIN MOORE

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I can't even laugh at that
I LOL'D but then I  :sadpanda:
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #166 on: September 08, 2010, 07:18:42 PM »
It doesn't make sense, this tragic ending...

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #167 on: September 08, 2010, 07:18:54 PM »
It's kind of sad to think the last show they did as the 5 DT combo we all came to love was a 5 song set in Japan...
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #168 on: September 08, 2010, 07:19:19 PM »
Oh no...

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #169 on: September 08, 2010, 07:19:47 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #170 on: September 08, 2010, 07:20:01 PM »
It doesn't make any sense, this tragic ending...

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« Reply #171 on: September 08, 2010, 07:20:25 PM »
Guys it's obvious he left to focus on the new OSI album fully.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #172 on: September 08, 2010, 07:20:56 PM »
Mirko Minnemann please, or Gavin Harrison. Shit news though.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #173 on: September 08, 2010, 07:21:22 PM »
If I smoked, I would be chainsmoking the shit out of 5 packets walking down bondai beach (to steal Sigz idea). Good thing I don't smoke I guess =/

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #174 on: September 08, 2010, 07:23:11 PM »
To be honest I'd much rather that the guys call it a day rather than carry on without MP.  It may be a good thing for the band's creativity in the future possibly but just the idea of DT minus MP doesn't really sit right.  He is integral to the band IMO.   
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