Supporting: The Crimson Projeckt
Date: July 1st, 2012
Location: San Francisco
Venue: The Warfield
Tour: A Dramatic Tour Of Events
It wasn't until this concert that I realized I've seen Dream Theater every year for the past 5 years. Not only that, but according to my setlist.fm account, out of 47 (ish) songs, I've only heard 5 of them twice; now that's some setlist diversity! It was great going into this concert knowing I'd be hearing different songs as well as those crazier, complicated songs that had yet to be played from A Dramatic Turn of Events.
As I found my place in front of the stage, I immediately noticed that there were not one, but two drumsets ready to go. Also, placed dead center of the stage: a chapman stick. This is how you know you're attending a prog concert. The Crimson Projeckt was thoroughly entertaining. These guys (and girl) know their way around their instruments in ways most people can only dream of, so they could pretty much bend the music to their will. …