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2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:05:22 AM »
Anyone else planning on going to this one? hoping to do both philly and ny  :metal
There's currently no on sale date listed at live nation, anyone know when they go on sale? or presale info?

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 12:47:25 PM »
I'm going! This will be my son's first DT concert. I told him when he was 10 he could come, but his ears were way too sensitive when he came of age, so I waited. I'm glad I did, too, because his musical tastes have matured a little, and now he really loves DT, so it'll mean more to him. He's now 14, and he couldn't be more excited! It will, however, be my first time in the balcony. I'm not complaining, though; my first time was the FII tour, and I haven't missed a tour yet, and I've had plenty of great, up close seats.
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 03:03:04 PM »
Is this one sold out already? Live Nation site says tickets are not available.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 06:50:58 PM »
they haven't actually gone on sale through live nation yet, not sure when they'll be up, and live nation was no help either

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 06:57:11 AM »
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 11:42:51 AM »
ordered my vip ticks Christmas day. had to get something for christmas

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 11:25:45 AM »
I'll be there. Got my tickets through DT.net :metal

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 12:25:12 PM »
apparently the tickets go on sale thru livenation next friday, 1/17, with a presale on the 15th called the Nearfest presale, anyone know what this might be? i googled nearfest and got a supposedly-discontinued northeast prog festival, could this have to do with the presale?

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 10:14:19 PM »
I've heard of Nearfest. A friend of mine spoke of it as highly as I speak of Rosfest...almost. You're right about what it is. I could find out more from him if you'd like.
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 12:24:12 PM »
i noticed the VIP seats no longer include the ticket. fortunately when i got them they did. Just a heads up for anyone looking to purchase.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 02:18:20 PM »
I've heard of Nearfest. A friend of mine spoke of it as highly as I speak of Rosfest...almost. You're right about what it is. I could find out more from him if you'd like.
if theres any information available that would be great!

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 04:07:25 PM »
According to my friend, the last Nearfest was held last year or the year before. It was supposed to be an awesome festival, much like Rosfest, but it went belly up. He doesn't understand why this pre-sale is called Nearfest pre-sale. Sorry for not much information, but I tried.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 09:51:13 AM »
for anyone who wants to use today's presale, the password is 'nearfest'.  i looked, but none of the seats available with it appealed, so I'm gonna wait  :corn

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 11:17:34 AM »
In hand.  Section LL, seat 126.

Set list from last night already posted at
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/dream-theater/2014/coliseu-do-porto-oporto-portugal-3bc58c50.html
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 11:27:39 AM »
Duhh.  Thanks to CountofTuscany42 for the presale secret password. :tup
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 10:38:21 AM »
RC OR row AA seat 125  :metal :hefdaddy :metal
so glad i managed to get a good seat, can't wait for this show  :biggrin:

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 05:17:00 PM »
 :facepalm:  I will never understand how it is possible to wait a day and be 21 rows closer.

Nice catch COT42.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 06:47:24 PM »
well when the presale was up you could see all the seats available for it, most of which weren't up in front.  so i just made sure to get on right at 10 this morning for the normal on sale time and grabbed the best i could get  :metal

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 08:03:39 PM »
Yeah you did.  Too early to set pre-gig toast?
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 09:58:33 PM »
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2014, 07:58:14 AM »
Just for the hell of it, I just looked at the ticket chart again, and it looks like it's not quite half full. Sort of depressing.
I'm actually pretty excited about our loge seats. I've always been on the floor and sometimes very close to the stage, but since my son is going, I wanted him to see the 'whole' show, so we're up in the air. I think the visual aspect of this show should be pretty cool from up there.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2014, 11:19:59 AM »
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2014, 09:24:35 AM »
I got the tickets in the mail, but no details on VIP yet. Anyone get any?

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2014, 02:27:46 PM »
I didn't know whether to put this in the Tower Theater thread or not, so I didn't.
Is anyone going to grab dinner anywhere before the show? I know a bunch of us met up a couple of years ago at a pretty decent restaurant that was pretty much right down the street from the theater. Anyone looking to do that again?
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 11:14:47 AM »
FYI, I just got myself a 5th row ticket from Live Nation, and about 7 more are still available.

So yes, dinner before sounds great!
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 03:22:48 PM »
Same place as last time? Of course, I'll need the name and directions again. And my son will be along this time, and his name is also Nick!
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2014, 09:11:39 AM »
First post here (long time lurker)

I got my VIP details in the mail Sunday night, if you still didn't get them I can PM you the info.

I'll be manning seat LR OR AA 120, so if you're around, feel free to say hello!

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 08:36:48 AM »
I'm in LC Orchestra, row AA, seat 126.  I'll be wearing my DTP hoodie with the water logo, and my green Scale the Summit shirt with the panda on it.

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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 11:06:00 PM »
This show was hands down better than the Boston show for me. Moved from back half of a balcony to fifth row, the closest I've ever been for DT. Sound was MUCH better, and I could actually hear JM and Mangini. Performance was stellar, and it was great to hear that they hope to have the Boston DVD out around August.

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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2014, 12:26:11 AM »
It was an amazing show! Definitely the best performance out of all of the DT shows I've been at - they were all at the top of their game! The venue sounded pretty darn good too.

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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 12:48:02 AM »
Agreed. The sound was the best I've heard yet. The keys were prominent when they should have been, I could hear JLB right off the bat instead of a few songs into it. I had my son along, so we got 2nd row loge seats, and it was actually really nice for once to sit for the whole thing and take it all in, and the volume wasn't too bad for him at all! I have no complaints at all. And SDV was stunning. Like foraiur said, they all were in top form, but something about JLB lately...I love watching the man perform. He's really in his zone. Fantastic night!
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2014, 01:18:06 AM »
This show ruled.  Great sound.  Great performances.
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2014, 01:28:34 AM »
Because it won't be seen on C/S.

 - JLB killed.  Somewhere around the beginning of ToT, he realized his voice was with him tonight and started going for every over the top note he could.  AND HE HIT THEM ALL.  The best part was when he hit the "cowards for salVAtion" line, something I never saw in any Youtube video.  To me, JLB was the MVP of the night.  He made a lot of songs really special.

 - I'll make my only negative comment here - The fans gave JLB no respect.  He went for so many big moments that could have fallen completely flat and nailed all of them.  And no one ever gave him applause.  What the fuck?

 - The lighting and stage design were really impressive.  It doesn't look even half as cool on Youtube as it does when you're actually there.  A lot of the videos were actually cool.  The opening video during FAS was fantastic.  The fan tribute/random DT history video during the intermission was a lot of fun to watch.  The cartoon during the ambient/string section of IT was really beautiful.

 - The Shattered Fortress was the positive surprise of the night.  I'm not a super big fan of this song, but it really worked and came alive tonight.  It was super duper metal and I loved it.

 - Space Dye Vest was amazing.  The tone and the performance were so haunting.  The audience's attention was locked in during the whole thing, and it got huge applause when it ended.  For such a subdued song on the album, they did a great job making it bigger while still capturing its melancholy elements.

 - The end credits set to the easter egg were a nice touch.
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Re: 2014-03-27 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2014, 05:28:39 AM »
This show was hands down better than the Boston show for me. Moved from back half of a balcony to fifth row, the closest I've ever been for DT. Sound was MUCH better,

The two issues I has with the performance in Boston was 1. It was too loud, although I could clearly hear everyone. and,
2. JP had his serious face on. Hopefully he lightened up little in Philly. Even Mangini, was considerable more serious than usual, which was understandable given that they were recording, plus he's in front of the Berklee/Boston crowd.

and it was great to hear that they hope to have the Boston DVD out around August.

Is that what they said? That's great news. I did not want to wait until after DT 13 was released.
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2014, 07:36:51 AM »
Yeah, I did notice JP doesn't make the faces like he used to.
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