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Scenes From A Memory

For nearly 25 years I’ve been a devoted and somewhat obsessed fan of Dream Theater. Recently, I had the privilege to be part of a radio interview on The Colin McEnroe show on NPR to talk about my “band obsession”. With so many years – and so many concerts – behind me, I thought it was time to do a little photo blog of a Dream Theater concert.

In 2009, as part of the Progressive Nation tour, I again scored front row seats. Most audiophiles would cringe at the thought of seeing a band live from the front row. Here, the sound is typically muddy, boomy and lacks the full spectrum – not the case at a Dream Theater show. DT gives its front row fans the benefit of full-spectrum, structured sound via dedicated speakers.

So, here are a select few shots from 300-plus from the front row of DT’s August ’09 show in Wallingford, CT. This night, no special equipment, just an iPhone. Enjoy.

Show Opening

The Unveiling

Classic Petrucci Poses

The Black & Silver Monster

Jammin’

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