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Offline PetFish

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2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« on: August 02, 2011, 05:56:24 PM »
Roll call for Dream Theater in Vancouver
September 28, 2011 @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Facebook Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245388228817419

Who's in?
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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 02:09:00 PM »
Nobody's in?  I think I have 5 Facebook people coming out.  I really hope we can sell this out cuz I've been disappointed with the music scene here for years in that we just don't go out and support acts like this.  Sure, a Rihanna can sell out 2 shows back-to-back here (20,000 x2) but we can't get 2,929 out for a Dream Theater?

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 04:51:55 PM »
I'm in! Meet'n'Greet this time around, Dude! Long Live DT!  :hefdaddy  :metal

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 04:56:27 PM »
Thanks. I couldn't remember the capacity of the QE. A step up from the Orpheum in size though. Was pretty cool seeing them in the big venue opening for Maiden.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 11:48:29 PM »
I'll be there. I imagine they'll get a good-sized crowd. Think they can sell out the QE?

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 05:54:21 PM »
Yeah they been getting a little better known. I sure hope it sells out. They deserve it. Bands like DT keep their integrity first and foremost. It's still about the fans, ya know? And let's face it, whens the last time you saw so much talent on one stage at the same time?

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 06:56:23 PM »
I might be driving out from Saskatchewan to catch this show! Don't really want to spend that much money on gas, but if they aren't going to announce a Saskatchewan date or at the very least a Calgary or Edmonton I guess I'm in.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 08:20:06 PM »
Wow that's a long drive,Dude. You must be a fan ha ha. I do Van to Calgary sometimes, but I'd be leaning towards a flight there. But like they say (I don't know who says), doesn't matter how you get there... as long as you are there. Good on ya.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 08:33:43 PM »
If I can find a couple buddies, a road trip would be (almost) as good as the concert.  :lol

How long does Vancouver to Calgary take?

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 08:44:13 PM »
Van to Cal about 9.5 hrs.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 11:34:30 PM »
ouch

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 12:23:05 AM »
Driving 9 hours from Prince George BC too see them, first road trip with just me and a buddy, thank god I have my driving license now :)
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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 12:55:52 AM »
Didn't see this thread! I will for sure be there!!! Row 9, Myung Side!!!!!!

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 01:47:02 AM »
I have yet to see any advertising around here for this show.   :tdwn

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 08:41:31 PM »
I have yet to see any advertising around here for this show.   :tdwn

In my experience in Saskatchewan, there is literally no publicity for bands like this. Maybe a radio announcement every once in awhile but nobody listens to local radio these days.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011, 10:30:35 PM »
Still no advertising anywhere for the show but The Province actually had a review:

Despite the departure of drummer and co-founder Mike Portnoy, the progressive-metal virtuosos' 11th studio album finds them sounding more disciplined than they have been in a long time.  The 12-minute "Breaking All Illusions" shows how Dream Theater can weigh emotional resonance against algebraic time signatures.  "Far from Heaven" and "Beneath the Surface" are among the simplest and most poignant ballads in the band's catalogue.  B+

Not much but at least it's something and favourable.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2011, 09:52:37 PM »
Still no advertising anywhere for the show but The Province actually had a review:

Despite the departure of drummer and co-founder Mike Portnoy, the progressive-metal virtuosos' 11th studio album finds them sounding more disciplined than they have been in a long time.  The 12-minute "Breaking All Illusions" shows how Dream Theater can weigh emotional resonance against algebraic time signatures.  "Far from Heaven" and "Beneath the Surface" are among the simplest and most poignant ballads in the band's catalogue.  B+

Not much but at least it's something and favourable.

I know Long and McQuade Music stores all over van are having a contest for tickets to the show, My aunt and uncle manage the Poco store there and they asked me if I already had tickets and I replied yeah i got awesome ones :P But anyway, I think in the music community around Vancouver the concert is being advertised!
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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2011, 10:29:44 PM »
I finally saw an add in the Georgia Straight, 4x5", so a decent size.  And also a phone interview with MM.

What worries me is that when I go to Tickemaster and enter 2 tickets in every price range, to see how good the seats that are still left are, there are still a lot of great seats.  I get the feeling that the venue will struggle to get to even 50% capacity (2,000) and that would just suck and they'll never come back.  In Seattle they had to move to a bigger venue, in Vancouver it feels like it's too big and not even worth their time cuz it won't fill.

I really hope I'm wrong and can sell it out but "I have a bad feeling about this."

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2011, 09:40:40 AM »
If you go to the venue's website, you can see it's mostly full.

Also I saw some ads on Commercial Drive the other day.

Can't wait!!

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 12:05:36 PM »
If you go to the venue's website, you can see it's mostly full.


Could you please share a link? I wasn't able to find it. Thanks!

Looking forward to see everybody there :)

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2011, 12:24:51 PM »
I was going to suggest posting photos of ourselves here so we can try and meet up at the show but I figured it would be better to just post in this thread when you're here and say where you are (ie. I'm near the big stairs by the merch booth wearing a pink hat) and then maybe we can meet people that way.

Anyway, that's what I'll do when I get there.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2011, 12:54:30 PM »
I am with friends at row 3, JP side and will be wearing all black (oh yeah, VERY recognisable)

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2011, 01:02:57 PM »
https://theatrer.org/ResultsTicket.aspx?evtid=1699839&event=Dream+Theater&ppcsrc=7379850191&nid=1

only 3 sections with tickets available. Looking like only 14 tickets available.

I'm in row 9, Myung side. I'm incredibly handsome...no...

I have no idea what I'll be wearing.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2011, 01:51:21 PM »
im row 3 too.  i'll be wearing a DTOE tour shirt.  you cant miss me.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2011, 02:54:05 PM »
im row 3 too.  i'll be wearing a DTOE tour shirt.  you cant miss me.

JP side?

Thanks for the link. I checked TM yesterday and there were sigle tickets on row 6... I don't know how is that possible with what seems to be closed to sold out show.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2011, 03:22:44 PM »
Well, in the business, 90% is considered "sold out." But 'sold out' doesn't necessarily mean no tickets left. Either way, it's looking like it's going to be a full house, and I cannot wait! :tup

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2011, 08:28:27 PM »
So I'm flying out from Saskatchewan, spur of the moment I bought tickets today. Anybody know if I can bring a backpack in, as I will only have some clothes and traveling stuff, no cameras or whatever?

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 08:50:46 PM »
I don't see why not. As long as you get it checked and it has nothing that they wont allow in the venue I'm sure you'd be fine. See ya there man
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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2011, 10:02:26 PM »
Thanks alot, can't wait!

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2011, 09:06:39 AM »
im row 3 too.  i'll be wearing a DTOE tour shirt.  you cant miss me.

JP side?

Thanks for the link. I checked TM yesterday and there were sigle tickets on row 6... I don't know how is that possible with what seems to be closed to sold out show.

Left side I think, which I guess is Myung's side unfortunately.

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2011, 09:19:51 AM »
Making the trip with some friends today! I'm 17 and this is my first road trip with out any adults involved, This trip will be awesome!  :metal
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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2011, 05:10:21 PM »
 Double post

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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2011, 05:11:29 PM »
Making the trip with some friends today! I'm 17 and this is my first road trip with out any adults involved, This trip will be awesome!  :metal

Make sure you have a large ziplock bag filled with southern comfort in your gonch to drink during the show like we used to back in the day. Nothing can possibly go wrong. Trust me. 

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2011, 08:02:49 AM »
Looks like set B for Vancouver. Bring on BAI!!!!!

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Re: 2011-09-28 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2011, 10:12:32 AM »
Looks like set B for Vancouver. Bring on BAI!!!!!

YEAH!!! A bit sad for missing Beneath the surface though, but Far from heaven is beautiful as well!

See you all tonight!! And what a sunshine we have today, huh, perfect day