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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #140 on: May 24, 2011, 11:43:31 AM »
I would like to hear them open with Home, although that may be a little tought for a warm up.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #141 on: May 24, 2011, 08:00:37 PM »
UUU Home would be a killer to start with!  :metal
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #142 on: June 03, 2011, 06:43:59 PM »
It is The Glass Prison hands down.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #143 on: June 06, 2011, 02:19:17 AM »
Glass Prison followed by This Dying Soul for second set in Anaheim 06 knocked my socks off.  Worst opener for me was probably Constant Motion.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2011, 02:06:54 PM »
Pull Me Under anyone? It was probably their strongest opening song ever...


To sum up all the songs that have been regularly used to start a show in the past:

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Metropolis
Pull Me Under
Under A Glass Moon
The Crimson Sunrise
Lines In The Sand
Regression / Overture 1928
The Glass Prison
New Millennium
As I Am
Overture / About To Crash
The Root Of All Evil
Constan Motion
In The Presence Of The Enemies
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #145 on: June 10, 2011, 02:12:45 PM »
I like As I Am, it really gets the adrenaline pumping. I also think Metropolis Pt. 1 is the perfect closer
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #146 on: June 12, 2011, 03:47:56 AM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #147 on: June 12, 2011, 02:38:36 PM »
New Millennium is a great opener, IMHO.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #148 on: June 12, 2011, 02:52:44 PM »
New Millennium is a great opener, IMHO.

Really? I've never seen it live in person (although I know they used it to open the second set of the Live at Budokan show, which I've seen), but as much as I love the song, I've never felt it works well as an opener. Maybe if they cut the first 29 seconds.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #149 on: June 12, 2011, 07:08:57 PM »
New Millennium is a great opener, IMHO.

I love NM but i have to disagree.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #150 on: June 15, 2011, 07:51:00 AM »
ANTR or TROAE
both are quite epic
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #151 on: June 16, 2011, 02:37:17 AM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #152 on: July 22, 2011, 08:02:19 AM »
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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6:00 would be amazing, and when I saw them ANTR was pretty cool too...
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2011, 08:33:57 AM »
Under a Glass Moon never occured to me as an opening song, but now that they do open with it, I think it's a great choice. One of my all time favs!

I saw them opening with In the Presence of Enemies pt1 once and thought that rocked too.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2011, 10:17:39 AM »
Under a Glass Moon never occured to me as an opening song, but now that they do open with it, I think it's a great choice. One of my all time favs!

They opened with it a lot in 1995 on the Awake tour, actually.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #155 on: July 22, 2011, 10:37:10 AM »


They opened with it a lot in 1995 on the Awake tour, actually.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #156 on: July 22, 2011, 10:50:02 AM »


They opened with it a lot in 1995 on the Awake tour, actually.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #157 on: July 26, 2011, 07:26:43 AM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #158 on: October 02, 2011, 08:53:17 AM »
Sprach urtsul...u know, the Intro on Chaos in motion..and then Directly into ITPOE!...That was the most awesomething ever! They'll never, NEVER!!! be able to make a concert opener as good again.

Got a little dissapointed to se ethat the DVD had Constant motion as first track...I'm very lucky they didn't do that in sweden :)

The only DT show I've been to and that intro was amazing indeed. I would have loved to see the intro video from the ToT-tour leading into As I Am integrated in the Budokan-DVD though, like Rush did on the R30 DVD, that also seemed like a cool opening.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #159 on: October 02, 2011, 09:25:00 AM »
Only seen Dream Theater live once, and yes when they opened Radio City Music Hall 4/1/2006 with TROAE I had chills...  It was amazing, that gets my vote, with Glass Prison up there as well.