I want to bring it to your attention that the singer in Borealis does not just sing, he also plays lead guitar with many solos, making picking up a bottle of water a bit awkward without delaying the set. I think the water bottle is a smart idea and did not seeing anyone laughing at it in Vegas. I do agree they would be a great opener for Evergrey however, it is sometimes not a bad thing to hear someone with a different style. I saw them in Vegas and they were awesome. I also Loved Saxon. The crowd in Vegas really seemed to enjoy both bands. I can also relate to your disappointment when so many bands play before the headlining band that you paid to see. That however has to do with the Venue itself and not the fault of the band.