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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2012, 07:29:29 AM »
XJDenton - do you mean the mix for just Periphery or throughout the whole night? Because I personally thought DT sounded fantastic!! But with Periphery the vocals seemed to get completely lost in the other sounds!

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2012, 07:33:24 AM »
the Periphery guy can sure as hell sing, he's actually pretty good imo.

tbh I'd prefer to see DT at a smaller venue, Sheperds Bush/Hammersmith Apollo rather than Wembley. and for goodness sake, without the seats.

glad everyone enjoyed it though, a few of my friends went and said that it was a great night. they also commented on how the atmosphere would've been better without seats but there you go...

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2012, 09:25:09 AM »
XJDenton - do you mean the mix for just Periphery or throughout the whole night? Because I personally thought DT sounded fantastic!! But with Periphery the vocals seemed to get completely lost in the other sounds!
Just Periphery. DT sounded phenomenal.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2012, 03:18:52 PM »
On the road home. Periphery were better than I thought they would be. Couldnt understand the singer though, going in with no prior knowledge of their songs. Also I'm pretty sure during their last song the singer said "Alright London its time to sit down as best you can", mocking the crowds unwillingness to give any feedback.

He needs a new script writer.  He said the same thing at the Glasgow show.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2012, 03:54:56 PM »
Tut tut, bad arrows  :tdwn

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #110 on: February 11, 2012, 07:42:22 PM »
On the road home. Periphery were better than I thought they would be. Couldnt understand the singer though, going in with no prior knowledge of their songs. Also I'm pretty sure during their last song the singer said "Alright London its time to sit down as best you can", mocking the crowds unwillingness to give any feedback.

He needs a new script writer.  He said the same thing at the Glasgow show.

haha i think its funny. it must be hard/awkward to be a heavier band with everyone sitting

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2012, 04:00:32 AM »
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2012, 06:30:32 AM »
On the road home. Periphery were better than I thought they would be. Couldnt understand the singer though, going in with no prior knowledge of their songs. Also I'm pretty sure during their last song the singer said "Alright London its time to sit down as best you can", mocking the crowds unwillingness to give any feedback.

He needs a new script writer.  He said the same thing at the Glasgow show.

haha i think its funny. it must be hard/awkward to be a heavier band with everyone sitting
I think their main problems are that hardly anyone at the shows know them at all and from what I can see from others comments. whoever is doing their FOH mixing is doing a poor job of getting the vocals somewhere near a listenable level.  Also, it's not very good saying there are CD's and T-Shirts of our band out the front and then slagging off the very people you want to buy your stuff five minutes later.

The guy is a tool to be honest.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2012, 08:40:43 AM »
well that's a bit ott.  :facepalm:

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2012, 09:13:51 AM »
well that's a bit ott.  :facepalm:
Well as a support act, you have to remember no-one is there to see you.  They are there to see the main event.  A lot of people may have never even heard any of your stuff either.  You have two jobs as a support act.  One is to get the crowd all warmed up for the main guys.  And two is to get yourself known and to impress people so much that they become fans of your as well.

They failed in both areas for mine.  But that is just my opinion, I'm sure there are other people who think they are wonderful and that's cool too.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #115 on: February 12, 2012, 10:06:59 AM »
Well as a support act, you have to remember no-one is there to see you.
not true. I know a few of my friends were going specifically to see Periphery because they haven't been in the UK for ages and they are huge fans. Of course they stayed on for DT but they were there for Periphery especially.

You have two jobs as a support act.  One is to get the crowd all warmed up for the main guys.  And two is to get yourself known and to impress people so much that they become fans of your as well.
They failed in both areas for mine.

I'd say, from what I've heard, that they did a good job in getting the crowd warmed up for DT - they played Racecar, over 15 mins long and their most proggish accessible song. That's what got me into them. However, I can understand if they failed here. A seated arena really does not help - just watch the video of them playing Icarus Lives in Paris and contrast the crowd there (no seats) to the ones in the UK  :-\

Meh, thinking about it now that does come off fairly stupid but it's only a light hearted joke in my mind. Being a seated venue it really didn't help.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2012, 01:34:05 PM »
The mix for DT wasn't that great. James could have been boosted and Jordan as well. Couldn't really hear myung at all ... mangini and petrucci where perfectly mixed though.

I also didn't think the seats made that much of a difference for DT everyone stood up anyway maybe for a band like Periphery it would have been better standing.

I also got a few songs recorded from the set list .... any requests?  :biggrin:

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2012, 01:43:47 PM »
I'm new to the forum, and quite new to the band, this was the first time to see them live.  I really enjoyed it; as others have said here, the venue was perhaps not the best (seated, too big, poor sound compared to other places), but the band certainly put on a show.  One question for those of you that have seen them more often: does LaBrie always spend so much of the set off-stage?  It's not a criticism, and I guess it's tough to stand around during long instrumental parts, but it seemed to me he was off stage more than he was on...
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #118 on: February 12, 2012, 01:51:00 PM »
I also got a few songs recorded from the set list .... any requests?  :biggrin:

youtube 'em all!  :D

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2012, 02:21:44 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfHTZi2trZQ  The Root Of Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFhDkiXPM0 Bridges In The Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7IiPu9eSJA Build Me Up, Build Me Down UNISON and ENDING


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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2012, 03:44:14 PM »
SWEET footage man :hefdaddy what's the camera ?

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #121 on: February 12, 2012, 03:54:51 PM »
Thanks. The camera is Panasonic dmc-tz8 but the audio was not from the camera.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2012, 01:03:32 AM »
...does LaBrie always spend so much of the set off-stage?

Yes. They tried to get him a little more involved on stage a few years ago - mostly by banging on a tambourine - but they've since 'regressed' (or 'progressed', depending on your perspective) to having him leave the stage for many instrumental passages.
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2012, 01:32:48 AM »
Thanks. The camera is Panasonic dmc-tz8 but the audio was not from the camera.

Where did the audio come from?
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #124 on: February 14, 2012, 12:22:20 PM »
Thanks. The camera is Panasonic dmc-tz8 but the audio was not from the camera.

Where did the audio come from?

An Olympus DM-5 - The audio was then run through an EQ to make it sound better.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #125 on: February 14, 2012, 01:23:24 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfHTZi2trZQ  The Root Of Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFhDkiXPM0 Bridges In The Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7IiPu9eSJA Build Me Up, Build Me Down UNISON and ENDING


Comments welcome  ;D

awesome footage, brilliant sound/video quality.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2012, 05:00:44 PM »

A little late, but here are a few photos Really enjoyable show, despite my ears being bunged up. Such a pleasure to see these guys play. Incredible musicianship.



















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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2012, 05:35:07 PM »

Is THAT a JM Mic Stand?!  :omg:


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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2012, 05:42:29 AM »
Thanks. The camera is Panasonic dmc-tz8 but the audio was not from the camera.

Where did the audio come from?

An Olympus DM-5 - The audio was then run through an EQ to make it sound better.

So are you planning to release an audio bootleg of the show  :o
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2012, 08:25:14 AM »
Thanks. The camera is Panasonic dmc-tz8 but the audio was not from the camera.

Where did the audio come from?

An Olympus DM-5 - The audio was then run through an EQ to make it sound better.

So are you planning to release an audio bootleg of the show  :o

I don't plan on uploading the show, might though :)  Away from computer for a month; my laptop wont edit any more videos or MP3 anyway so will see what I can do when I get back to my PC :D

@ 3rdday - Amazing photos, what camera?
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #130 on: February 15, 2012, 03:34:44 PM »

@ 3rdday - Amazing photos, what camera?

Thanks. Canon G12.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #131 on: February 15, 2012, 04:45:42 PM »
those are some really really nice photos  - the one of JR is especially good. well done  ;)

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2012, 10:41:13 PM »
3rdday--WOW.  Your pix are awesome. :hefdaddy

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #133 on: February 17, 2012, 01:59:05 AM »

Is THAT a JM Mic Stand?!  :omg:

I believe that is his personal close up camera for the video screens.
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #134 on: February 17, 2012, 04:14:31 AM »
It's his mic stand for when they do Lines in the Sand.
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2012, 10:32:19 AM »
It's his mic stand for when they do Lines in the Sand.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2012, 06:23:34 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfHTZi2trZQ  The Root Of Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFhDkiXPM0 Bridges In The Sky
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #137 on: February 20, 2012, 04:37:07 PM »
Oh man oh man, was that an awesome gig.

I haven't posted because I haven't had a lot of time :P. But it was the second time I've seen DT in less than 9 months, and by god I absolutely loved it! Seriously, can't wait for them to come to the UK again, because I am getting a ticket for all dates. Serious.

I almost had an orgasm during the spirit carries on.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #138 on: February 20, 2012, 04:47:18 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfHTZi2trZQ  The Root Of Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFhDkiXPM0 Bridges In The Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7IiPu9eSJA Build Me Up, Build Me Down UNISON and ENDING


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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #139 on: July 10, 2012, 04:59:21 PM »
Obviously this gig was a little while ago now, but I saw this thread and I thought I'd comment.

What I hated most about the seats was the fact that everyone sat through Periphery, and when DT came on, everyone stood up (defeating the point of having seats) and having the seats took away the vibe of being squashed up between people which I always like at gigs.

One thing I'd really like to ask is, did anyone  notice JR sitting down at one point, I think maybe when JLB was talking, with his back to the audience? What was that about?

Anyone else here meet MM at Wembley Drum Center earlier during the day? I also bought some of his signature sticks and my god they are heavy as  :censored. Anyway here are some pictures of me with the genie ;)














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