Its my first time seeing Mike Mangini and he does a better job than Mike Portnoy and i guess he doesn't have any say and control in the music they make. Mike Portnoy was too much of a blood control freak!
As for set list i am not expecting to hear anything off the first 2 album (that are my favorites) but i am looking forward to hearing "Space Dyed Vest" its a song Kevin Moore wrote before he back stabbed Dream Theater and Heavy Metal. Dream Theater would never play this song live unless they were in the presence of Kevin Moore.
But now that Portnoy is long they can play it.
If i wanted an awesome set list for Dream Theater it would include
Take the Time
Space Dyed Vest
Honor Thy Father
As I am
Root of all evil
On the back of Ages
Learning to Live
A Change Of Season
Dream Theater was the last band i saw that i paid more than $100 to get in. Hell Olivia Newton-John at the Opera House was only $36 to sit in the back row and yell out "DANGER DANGER" every third song
I haven't been to gigs much in the last few years and to me, its too much of a costly thing. It was worth paying $60 to see Coroner because i got allot of inspiration out of that gig.
In 2014 the only gigs i have been to have been: Living Colour, Hellbringer/Backyard Mortuary, Coroner, Bastardizer
I also think its a sham to pay $60 to get into Anvil when i only paid like $40 to get into the Living Colour/Alter Bridge gig
It would be cheaper to move to Europe and pay $200 AUD+ to see some big names at Hellfest or pay 48 Euros for an amazing Headbangers Open Air with so many cult bands
In 2011 i gave up on seeing: Destruction, Def Leppard & Heart just so i could go to Headbangers Open Air in 2012.
I my opinion getting laid or getting hit on by a mature lady at a Posh bar is allot better than going to a metal concert and trying to get a girlfriend. Cougars are so much attractive than metal lady but you never know they might be METALHEADS UNDERCOVER.