Originally Posted by Maiden33
In my opinion, the only thing they really could have done to make this better while keeping the format is move Empire back into the main set, and have the encore be Take Hold and something off Mindcrime, probably Eyes of a Stranger. That way, it totally keeps the Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire feature in focus, while having both The Warning and Mindcrime somewhat represented.
Yeah, that's a good call. I didn't really understand why they were playing "Empire" on occasion as an encore... even if not Mindcrime/Warning, it seems like the encore should at least be from an album not represented every night.