Originally Posted by MPF
So....how was the show?
Not bad, not great.
It was lacking in those big moments. You know after you have a couple of new or less well-liked songs you get a big song that everyone loves and gets into, whether played often or not? This set has barely any of those. It was cool to hear Dark Saga and Disciples of The Lie, but the first really unifying song was probably Blessed Are You, which is far too late in the set to be achieving that. This was a bit of a problem on the last tour too. Jon deserves credit for pulling out different songs, but he has no idea how to pace a setlist.
Plus, the new songs are hookless and boring. No one got into them at all, and I don't blame them. I know it's only a couple of weeks old, but the reception 'Dystopia' got versus any of the new ones spoke volumes.