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DethMaiden
09-29-2005, 11:51 AM
Well, well, well. I have recently witnessed the first of hopefully many times seeing my favorite band of all time, the mighty Queensryche.

My dad and I arrived at about 6:30. Doors were at 8, so we mingled in line for an hour and a half before we went in. Once we did, my first stop was the merch booth to buy a shirt (the Triryche on a brain with dates on the back), then my second stop was the snack bar for a can of Mountain Dew. Queensryche and Mountain Dew: life really can't be much better than that. Finally, we settled down in the standing room only section of the venue. It had three decks, but I wanted pit. We were about second or third row from the stage, but pushy assholes sent us to approximately the fifth by the end of the show. Oh well. What peeved me a little bit was the fact that the doors opened at 8 and the band finally took the stage at 9:15. All that hour and fifteen minutes it seemed bad, but as soon as Wilton and Stone burst out of the darkness with the insanely synchronized riff of "The Whisper" (Stone may as well be DeGarmo for as well as he and Wilton meshed), all was forgotten and the common love of Queensryche began to flow throughout the venue. Here is the first set list, which lasted 45 minutes, from 9:15 to 10:

The Whisper
Empire
Another Rainy Night (Without You)
Walk in the Shadows
Take Hold of the Flame
Sign of the Times
Jet City Woman
Last Time in Paris
Silent Lucidity

The band left the stage for another half an hour, and the alcohol had really begun to flow at that point. Sadly, some people were too drunk to even enjoy such a work of art. I'll give you some but not all of the details before the I give you the set. There was a cast of about four actors, as well as three huge movie screens to illustrate the story. Visually, the story is incredible, and a possible Hollywood adaptation thrills me. Pamela Moore aka Sister Mary was dead on, and sang on about four or five songs, not just "Suite Sister Mary". She appeared in masquerade apparel for the songs taking place after her death, obviously to represent a shade or specter of herself. Geoff was right on, and the final song, "Eyes of a Stranger", saw the nurse and doctor binding him in a hospital gown as though it were a straight jacket. Simply incredible. They "encored" with "Hostage", the only offically recorded tune from Operation: Mindcrime II. Overall, I could not have asked for much better. As a liner note, Eddie Jackson yelled "You want this pick?" to me. To which I wholeheartedly replied: "YEAAAAH!". Someone behind me took it :mad:. Eddie mouthed "sorry" and went to the other side of the stage. Oh well.

I Remember Now
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation:Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading the Disease
The Mission
Suite Sister Mary
The Needle Lies
Electric Requiem
Breaking the Silence
I Don't Believe in Love
Waiting for 22
My Empty Room
Eyes of a Stranger

:horns:

EvilCheeseWedge
09-29-2005, 11:54 AM
Two words come to mind...

FUCK YEAH! :rocker:

You've got me super pumped for Sunday now :party:

DethMaiden
09-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Two words come to mind...

FUCK YEAH! :rocker:

You've got me super pumped for Sunday now :party:

:rocker: Have fun. Both times. ;)

EvilCheeseWedge
09-29-2005, 11:58 AM
:rocker: Have fun. Both times. ;)

There's still time for you to grab a ticket for Cleveland ;)

gilpdawg
09-29-2005, 04:57 PM
You beat me to it. I was gonna review this show. Not much more to add than that. If you aren't sure about going.....GO! Best show I've seen in years, by anybody.
Edit-forgot to mention, "The Mission" is slightly reworked, a different arrangement. You'll know it when you hear it. "My Empty Room" is the version they played on the "Promised Land" tour.

ADD
09-29-2005, 05:14 PM
AWESOME:horns:

Queensryche rule, live and in studio:allan:

SomewhereInTime72
09-29-2005, 06:01 PM
OH GOD I WANT TO SEE THEM AGAIN.

MetalDrummer888
09-29-2005, 06:37 PM
ive gotta see them :mad:

DethMaiden
09-30-2005, 04:45 AM
You beat me to it. I was gonna review this show. Not much more to add than that. If you aren't sure about going.....GO! Best show I've seen in years, by anybody.
Edit-forgot to mention, "The Mission" is slightly reworked, a different arrangement. You'll know it when you hear it. "My Empty Room" is the version they played on the "Promised Land" tour.

And Electric Requiem was completely different, but I was going to let them be surprised.

Where were you at? We might have been near each other and unaware of such.

gilpdawg
09-30-2005, 05:43 PM
And Electric Requiem was completely different, but I was going to let them be surprised.

Where were you at? We might have been near each other and unaware of such.
Yeah, I didn't wanna spoil Requiem, since it's kind of important to the show. You know what I'm talking about. I was about 4 rows deep even with Tate's mic stand. I was wearing a Gigantour tour shirt. Also,

*spoilers* don't look if you don't wanna see

















Was I the only one a little uncomfortable with the skit w/the DJ at the start of the Mindcrime set, with the gun and the cops and stuff. I know they do it at every show, but being in Columbus there were a few people going "WTF, not again." I knew it was part of the show, but given what happened to Dime in the same city, I think a few were uneasy during that part.

DethMaiden
09-30-2005, 07:54 PM
Yeah, I didn't wanna spoil Requiem, since it's kind of important to the show. You know what I'm talking about. I was about 4 rows deep even with Tate's mic stand. I was wearing a Gigantour tour shirt. Also,

*spoilers* don't look if you don't wanna see

















Was I the only one a little uncomfortable with the skit w/the DJ at the start of the Mindcrime set, with the gun and the cops and stuff. I know they do it at every show, but being in Columbus there were a few people going "WTF, not again." I knew it was part of the show, but given what happened to Dime in the same city, I think a few were uneasy during that part.

Yeah that was a little weird. My dad thought that was for real, so if anything it was good acting.

I saw you, I was with the glasses and I had the QR shirt on top of the Mindcrime shirt I wore there if you saw me.

P.S.- The one drunk shirtless guy tapping people and going "Mindcrime" was gonna be the end of me. :hecho:

EvilCheeseWedge
09-30-2005, 08:17 PM
In January they had an announcement before the show (before the DJ skit) about the whole whole show being actors, not real events etc. I'm guessing they don't do that anymore?

DethMaiden
09-30-2005, 08:20 PM
In January they had an announcement before the show (before the DJ skit) about the whole whole show being actors, not real events etc. I'm guessing they don't do that anymore?

Sure didn't. But I think to many it was assumed.

Besides, this part of town gave me no fears as would have the district where Alrosa Villa was.

Maiden33
10-01-2005, 05:38 AM
I'll be seeing virtually the same exact thing on Wednsday night! I can't wait! I saw virtually the same exact thing back in February, but I'm still really pumped for this!

gilpdawg
10-01-2005, 05:15 PM
Sure didn't. But I think to many it was assumed.

Besides, this part of town gave me no fears as would have the district where Alrosa Villa was.
I've never been to Alrosa. Is it a bad neighborhood? I've only been to shows in Columbus at Newport and at Promowest, and I'm not exactly a local.

DethMaiden
10-01-2005, 05:17 PM
I've never been to Alrosa. Is it a bad neighborhood? I've only been to shows in Columbus at Newport and at Promowest, and I'm not exactly a local.

I'm near Dayton, so nor am I...but yeah, one could compare where Alrosa is to Vine Street in Cincy, if you know that area.

By the way, i liked your Gigantour shirt, I almost asked you how it was before the band went on.

Awkward silence :eyes:

gilpdawg
10-05-2005, 05:25 PM
I'm near Dayton, so nor am I...but yeah, one could compare where Alrosa is to Vine Street in Cincy, if you know that area.

By the way, i liked your Gigantour shirt, I almost asked you how it was before the band went on.

Awkward silence :eyes:
Well hell, you're from Troy? You ain't far from me then. I'm about 30 miles west of Dayton, right by the Indiana line. I know the Vine St. area well if it's the Bogart's area you're referring to. And the guy going "mindcrime" was funny for a minute. I was fucking with him though, I kept going "promised land" "empire" "warning" " rage for order" and everybody around cracked up and he shut up for a minute, anyway. My buddy took some pretty cool pics at that show, and as soon as I can upload them I'll share.

gilpdawg
10-05-2005, 06:08 PM
Pics are up! Go HERE (http://community.webshots.com/user/gilpdawg) and click on the Queensryche folder.

DethMaiden
10-06-2005, 11:18 AM
Well hell, you're from Troy? You ain't far from me then. I'm about 30 miles west of Dayton, right by the Indiana line. I know the Vine St. area well if it's the Bogart's area you're referring to. And the guy going "mindcrime" was funny for a minute. I was fucking with him though, I kept going "promised land" "empire" "warning" " rage for order" and everybody around cracked up and he shut up for a minute, anyway. My buddy took some pretty cool pics at that show, and as soon as I can upload them I'll share.

Hopefully ya stick around at Metalsetlists, great forum man. Post any sets or reviews up here from now on.

Yeah I heard you with the album titles, that was hilarious.

DethMaiden
10-06-2005, 11:21 AM
Pics are up! Go HERE (http://community.webshots.com/user/gilpdawg) and click on the Queensryche folder.

Awesome ones! I'm trying to find myself currently.

SomewhereInTime72
10-06-2005, 04:02 PM
They're playing in new jersey right now and i wish i was there. :(

DethMaiden
10-07-2005, 02:21 PM
They're playing in new jersey right now and i wish i was there. :(

Did you see them the first time they did Mindcrime this year?

SomewhereInTime72
10-07-2005, 02:31 PM
Did you see them the first time they did Mindcrime this year?
No. :mad: The beacon sold out too fast. :mad: :mad:

DethMaiden
10-07-2005, 05:46 PM
No. :mad: The beacon sold out too fast. :mad: :mad:

:( Don't wanna make you feel worse, but you missed one of the best rock stage productions, in my opinion, of all time.

ADD
10-07-2005, 06:34 PM
:( Don't wanna make you feel worse, but you missed one of the best rock stage productions, in my opinion, of all time.
Well, you haven't seen much to judge by, "not to make you feel worse" ;)

DethMaiden
10-07-2005, 06:46 PM
Well, you haven't seen much to judge by, "not to make you feel worse" ;)

I include having witnessed them on video.

Floyd's The Wall original live show, Gabriel-era Genesis in costume, Kiss shows (theatrical, if not stupid)...so yeah, "not to make you feel worse" applies.

EvilCheeseWedge
10-07-2005, 07:25 PM
Well, you haven't seen much to judge by, "not to make you feel worse" ;)

I have, and he's right :party:

ADD
10-07-2005, 07:28 PM
I include having witnessed them on video.

Floyd's The Wall original live show, Gabriel-era Genesis in costume, Kiss shows (theatrical, if not stupid)...so yeah, "not to make you feel worse" applies.
Ahh:cool:

For me, DOD tour was just the greatest spectacle I have ever witnessed live, I can't even do it justice with words, which I imagine is fairly close to what you felt about this show, so that's great you got to experience somehting so powerful and awesome:horns:

EvilCheeseWedge
10-07-2005, 07:30 PM
Ahh:cool:

For me, DOD tour was just the greatest spectacle I have ever witnessed live, I can't even do it justice with words, which I imagine is fairly close to what you felt about this show, so that's great you got to experience somehting so powerful and awesome:horns:

Well, as always, I would've loved to have seen the DOD tour. Had it been about a thousand miles closer :lol:

ADD
10-07-2005, 07:37 PM
Well, as always, I would've loved to have seen the DOD tour. Had it been about a thousand miles closer :lol:
:lol:

SomewhereInTime72
10-07-2005, 08:45 PM
:( Don't wanna make you feel worse, but you missed one of the best rock stage productions, in my opinion, of all time.
Meanie. :tongue:


For me, DOD tour was just the greatest spectacle I have ever witnessed live, I can't even do it justice with words, which I imagine is fairly close to what you felt about this show, so that's great you got to experience somehting so powerful and awesome:horns:
It's definitely up there for me. The DOD show i saw is quite possibly the best show I've ever seen.

ADD
10-07-2005, 09:00 PM
Meanie. :tongue:


It's definitely up there for me. The DOD show i saw is quite possibly the best show I've ever seen.
This dude knows what he's talking about:cool:

DethMaiden
10-08-2005, 04:59 AM
:lol:

I pondered NYC for that...

Then again, that's more than anyone in their right mind can afford, and they're only my fourth favorite band (though they were the only band I hardly listened to then)