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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2012, 07:07:13 AM »
I've seen on some setlist sites that DT have been doing half normal and half acoustic sets?!?!?

Not half and half, out of the ~15 songs that they play, ~2/3 are acoustic.

Ah I see.. actually thinking about it.. I think its just the way the setlists are laid out on setlist.fm, I think the word "acoustic" is signalling that the silent man is acoustic... but they way it looks is as if the whole 2nd half of the show is acoustic!
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2012, 07:11:46 AM »
Forget it... I'm a dumbass and didn't notice the break line under TSM and BTS :)
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #72 on: February 05, 2012, 03:35:01 PM »
Still cant believe I managed to get me and my mate tickets for a3 row 6 one week before the show :D

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2012, 04:45:56 AM »
Mike will be hosting a fan meet and greet & signing session before Friday's gig at Wembley. The event will be held at WEMBLEY DRUM CENTRE (about 10 minutes walk from the venue) from 2pm - 3.30pm. Follow this link for further news !! https://www.wembleydrumcentre.com/centre/drum/promo/mike_mangini.aspx - Hope to see you there !!   :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #74 on: February 08, 2012, 03:18:56 AM »
So two days away then. Apart from being the first time seeing DT this is actually (embarassingly) my third time going to Landaaaan.

I'm heading up at about 12 to make a half day of it, grabbing some munch then cruising over to have my face well and truly melted. Going with three others too so should be overall a fantastic day.

I'm in Block A2 but like row 11 and the seats are right in the middle of the block. Worried that the view might not be much despite it being all seated...

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2012, 04:49:35 AM »
Still cant believe I managed to get me and my mate tickets for a3 row 6 one week before the show :D

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I also got a3 row 6 and I ordered the 29. september. From what I can see on ticketmaster.co.uk its pretty much sold out. As it should be. DT deserves full arena's everytime they play

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2012, 05:45:48 AM »
Still cant believe I managed to get me and my mate tickets for a3 row 6 one week before the show :D

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I also got a3 row 6 and I ordered the 29. september. From what I can see on ticketmaster.co.uk its pretty much sold out. As it should be. DT deserves full arena's everytime they play

Indeed only 119 seats left available. That is of course providing that they havent curtained off the very back blocks (The E blocks etc). Hope the people of Wembley are up for it Friday I certainly will be  :metal

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2012, 05:05:15 PM »
Seems like we're getting Setlist A now, mixed feelings in a way. Was looking forward to TDEN but TROAE is a better song altogether. Totally glad with BTS and TSM instead of WFS and FFH. My main gripe is swapping As I Am with Pull Me Under. I find PMU so annoying and overplayed. I know its their signature tune but hopefully we become sneaky 'C' setlistwith a Metropolis encore.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2012, 05:12:30 PM »
Personally, I'm delighted that we SHOULD get setlist A.

I've seen As I Am so many times, but never Pull Me Under (pretty incredible considering I've been to 13 shows, though I have seen it as part of the Pull Me Under/Metropolis medley). And I'd love to see TROAE again, I remember that being excellent live.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »
Personally, I'm delighted that we SHOULD get setlist A. 

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2012, 08:10:43 AM »
Most important question: Which pub are we meeting at before hand?

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #81 on: February 09, 2012, 02:10:44 PM »
From the JR noisecreep interview (https://www.noisecreep.com/2012/02/09/dream-theater-grammy/):

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Rudess added that the European shows have been off the chart, in particular, a recent performance in Paris. "I have to say, of all the shows I have played in this band, that Paris gig the other night was off the chart. The crowd, the band it just could not have been any better."

Are we gonna stand by and let this happen? Or are we gonna RAAAAAAAAAAAWK?!?  :metal

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
I CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2012, 02:39:02 AM »
I'm sitting at work watching the snow.

Is it better to get to the station this afternoon to find that there are no trains to London and I miss the show, or is it better to get to the show and find that there are no trains and I can't get home? I'm too old to spend the night sleeping rough outside King's Cross!
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2012, 06:06:43 AM »
I'm sitting at work watching the snow.

Is it better to get to the station this afternoon to find that there are no trains to London and I miss the show, or is it better to get to the show and find that there are no trains and I can't get home? I'm too old to spend the night sleeping rough outside King's Cross!

Where I am in London the snow never really settled, you should be alright getting into London, it just depends if it's going to snow tonight during the gig.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2012, 07:23:24 AM »
Real excited now, gonna start the journey to London in about half an hour!  ;D

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2012, 07:33:34 AM »
See Wembley thousand times and right after you leave, your fave comes for a gig.... life is a bitch!  :(

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2012, 11:44:24 AM »
Still cant believe I managed to get me and my mate tickets for a3 row 6 one week before the show :D

Foook yeah
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I also got a3 row 6 and I ordered the 29. september. From what I can see on ticketmaster.co.uk its pretty much sold out. As it should be. DT deserves full arena's everytime they play

Indeed only 119 seats left available. That is of course providing that they havent curtained off the very back blocks (The E blocks etc). Hope the people of Wembley are up for it Friday I certainly will be  :metal

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Seems like they actually have curtained off the very back blocks. Still it seems huge.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2012, 12:10:15 PM »
Me and ariich just arrived. Pretty decent view even from the back.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2012, 12:12:40 PM »
I'm here now, just waiting for Periphery to start. The very back is curtained off but most of the ground level seating is already pretty full. Rock'n'roll!

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2012, 01:22:06 PM »
oh stop it guys... you're killing me now ....

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2012, 01:28:49 PM »
Periphery needed less kick. Otherwise good set.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2012, 01:48:06 PM »
ok. thank you! hate you mods!









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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2012, 02:54:22 PM »
Sorry. :p

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2012, 03:04:10 PM »
oh stop it guys... you're killing me now ....

indeed! hope you all had a great time.  :metal

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2012, 04:12:35 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.

What can be said about DT? Everthing clicked tonight, they were well up for it, and luckily so were the crowd thank god.

Mike Mangini just makes the whole band happy, the drum solo was unbelievable.

A lot of people were filming, some guy in front of me even had a videolink to his girlfriend going on during ROAE.

10/10 mental night!

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2012, 05:46:43 PM »
I was there. I was there. ;W;

A3, row 3. Or something. I know I was right up front, and John Petrucci was right there in front of me. Oh my god, it was such a dreamlike experience.

That was one hell of a show. The moment "The Test that Stumped Them All" started playing, I wanted to pass out from sheer joy. I love this band.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2012, 05:56:27 PM »
Labrie was beasting it.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2012, 04:22:11 AM »
WOW!
I'm so glad I avoided setlist spoilers! 6:00!!! I'd never have predicted that! Surrounded! The Silent Man! The Spirit Carries On! Pull Me Under! A Fortune in Motherf*cking Lies! I nearly came in my pants. JP's solo on Breaking All Illusions was simply sublime - highlight of the show.

The band were on top form and yet again The Man Genie was man of the match - they just seem so re-invigorated! The sound mix was about as good as it gets for Wembley - for once I could make out every note.

But the big elephant in the room is the fact the venue was less than half full. Yes, the rear section was curtained off again, but the upper tiers were empty too. I can't see their UK promoter booking Wembley again - I wouldn't be surprised to see them back in a Hammersmith sized venue next time round, which would be a mixed blessing - on the one hand I'd rather see them in a smaller and more intimate venue, but on the other the band have clearly invested quite a bit in the new staging and light show (loved it, btw) and that really does need a larger venue to shine. The all-seating was a mistake, especially for those of us in aisle seats. Do people really need to go to the bar/toilet every other song??? Much as I enjoyed myself, I'm glad I made the trip to Leeds last year.

And I bought a key-ring - 3! w00t!  :metal

And yes, the Periphery guy really couldn't sing, could he? And what was that bizzare Japanese version of "Black Dog" they played on the PA before the show? I've never laughed so much in my life!
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2012, 04:50:04 AM »
oh I forgot that it was a seated gig... can't really see the point  :-\

anyway that doesn't the change the fact that I'm extremely jealous.... *swears vengeance on XJ*

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2012, 05:04:49 AM »
And what was that bizzare Japanese version of "Black Dog" they played on the PA before the show? I've never laughed so much in my life!

My exact thoughts when they played it before the Stockholm show. :lol
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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2012, 05:05:26 AM »
Well I really struggled to hear the Periphery singer anyway but I thought when he sang (not screamed) he sounded a bit like Jared Leto from 30 seconds to mars.

Really hope DT come back sooner rather than later though, regardless of the above post about the upper tiers and back sections being empty, I think DT were impressed with the crowd.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2012, 06:54:18 AM »
Listen to Periphery "Jetpacks Was Yes"  Spencer Sotelo Can indeed Sing ..Very Well

At Manchester Thursday they didnt sound too good..but I put that down to the sound mix..he can Deffo sing.

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Re: 2012-02-10 - Wembley Arena - London, UK
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2012, 06:58:50 AM »
The mix wasnt too great at wembley either. Pity, because i think it damped the reaction a fair bit.

@obscure, you can take you vengence any time you like. :p
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