09-13-2004 - Sandia Casino Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM (1CD)
Band: Dream Theater
Title: Part One: Tragedy
Date: September 13th, 2004
Venue: Sandia Casino Amphiheater
City/Region/Country: Albuquerque, NM
Lineage: Nomad Jukebox 3 > Firewire > WAV > Wavelab
Taper/Bootleger Notes: 2nd Row, 15 feet from stage.
This was an awesome show. Dream Theater played a great set of almost instrumental music. The set was
a bit more than an hour long, which was very nice. Not too often to you get a great opening act, and then on top
of it, let them play a decent set. Yes took the stage a little after 7:30, and I looked around and noticed that
there still were not too many people in the crowd, which was quite sad. These guys played a solid 2 hour + set
and I loved every minute of it. I would like to thank the spastic moron dancing in the aisle to the right of us.
I hope he drops dead of a drug overdose. We spent most of the concert hoping he wouldn't whack into us. Then at
some point, he thought he was at a Phish concert and starting blowing up balloons to pass through the crowd.
Anyway, other than that, it was an incredible show.
The Recording: It was quite windy out, so I kept my mics way back in my collar, fearful of wind noise. When I got
home to listen, it still sounded fine, much to my relief. This recording came out awesome. I cant really find much
wrong with it. They Yes set sounds incredible IMHO. Only thing I would have liked is for the super clapper sitting
next to us to have not been there.
My Notes/Historical Notes:
About to Crash
Learning to Live
Learning to Live reprise
Trial of Tears
Stream of Consciousness
The Spirit Carries On
About to Crash reprise
Losing Time - Grand Finale