November 20th 2014 15:42
I am a sucker for punishment. I have been a long time fan of Dream Theater and they truly are a favourite yet they are a cause of pure frustration. This is mostly due to the fact that I have never seen them play Metropolis a song, which has a special place in my heart. I thought this time I would have the best chance as I thought their 3 hour set would be a greatest hits show.
Dream Theater began with The Enemy Inside from there recent self titled album which was great. Following up with The Shattered Fortress I was pretty pleased. From there though it was a mixed affair The Looking Glass being the standout of the early going
After a brief interval that saw a video package that included comical advertisements for action figures of the bands (which had me wishing they existed) they returned and played 5 songs from Awake. This was incredible and much more to my liking. Lie being the best of them. Certainly made me want to revisit the album.
What really got me though was the encore, which was 4 songs from Scenes From A Memory, getting the combination of Overture 1928 and Strange Dťjŗ Vu was something I will never forget.
Sadly though it all came to an end without Metropolis, not even As I Am. Again like every other time Iíve seen them I left flat not exhilarated the way I leave most gigs
The torture of being a Dream Theater a fan continues. Iíll see them again with trepidation. It would be nice to be excited to go, maybe one day.
The Enemy Inside
The Shattered Fortress
On the Backs of Angels
The Looking Glass
Trial of Tears
Along for the Ride
Breaking All Illusions
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
Strange Dťjŗ Vu
The Dance of Eternity