On June 14th, 2010, Dream Theater took the stage as John Petrucci opened with a potent intro causing fans to explode in a roar of satisfaction.
With fists thrown in the air, James LaBrie demonstrated his vocal mastery and personage as he belted out 'As I Am.' The set was followed by 'A Rite of Passage,' 'Home,' 'Constant Motion,' 'Panic Attack' and the all-time favorite, 'Pull Me Under.'
Dream Theater delivered a high-octane performance for Denver, and when the set allowed for it Petrucci and Myung moved around the stage showing their playful side with each other.
Mike Portnoy illustrated his energetic attitude and playfulness with the crowd, bringing them into the music with him. Portnoy owns those drums! Wow!
It takes a higher level of musicianship to share the stage with Iron Maiden, and Dream Theater is at that level!
At around 8:30 p.m., Iron Maiden took the stage, set with a space theme with backdrops of 'Edward the Great' throughout his many years. There were no pyrotechs as there was also no need for them. Iron Maiden has enough energy to ignite the crowd into a fiery frenzy.
Iron Maiden's set list was mainly from their last three albums, along with some classics like 'The Number Of The Beast.' Although I heard people in the crowd's displeasing thoughts about the set list, I was quite pleased with it ... but then Iron Maiden could play a set of Motown hits and I would dig it. IT'S IRON MAIDEN, FOLKS!
As Bruce Dickenson stated, "With all that's going on in the world right now, it's great to come together on a night and listen to some heavy metal!!! If the World leader's were just Metal Heads, they would sit back, relax and listen to some Iron Maiden!!!"
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