SFAM Strikes Back

To anyone in the know SFAM speaks to you in every way possible. It grips your heart and fills it with excitement, fear, curiosity. It goes on and on. The concept of reincarnation wrapped up in a murder mystery holds me trapped every time I listen to it regardless of my previous listens. And there have been many.

Well, this music has grabbed hold of me by chance once again thanks to DT’s performance this past Sunday in CT. Unfortunately it wasn’t what I hoped it to be. But it was DT nonetheless.

Emma and I left me mudda’s place at a reasonable time to make it to the 7:30 start time. The highway was cruising along at a VERY good clip. We arrived, parked, and muddled our way to the ticket booth. Next we bought two cheap tickets ñ which were $10 more than expected. Walked back to the car because we forgot to bring the earplugs with us. Do do dooo. Finally entered the gates at 7:30 and heard some ìpiped musicî playing. Glanced at the merchandise which was excessively priced – $40 T-shirts, lemme think ñ ìNO.î Proceeded to the seats and walked in… And heard… Music… Playing. On stage was a group of musicians hammering away. Big sigh. It was THE musicians I was expecting to see. It was DT. ìWTeff?î So we sat down in some random seats and listened for a moment and then looked at our tickets. 7:00. 7:00?! HUGE SIGH. It had started at 7:00. Filled with sadness I watched the rest of their set and felt the excitement that IS Dream Theater.

Oddly enough they happened to play 3, 3!, songs from 6DoiT. They never do that and I smile every time because it’s one of their weakest CDs in my humble HUMBLE opinion. Weak as in still kicks the radio music’s ass left and right and into the curb, but weak compared to SFAM. Ahhhh SFAM. So good.

The rest of the night was spent at the top of the lawn listening to Yes. A very, very, VERY old band. I think they’ve released more CDs than I have lived years in my life. That old. How was is? Enh. There was very little energy in the air but the conversation was excellent. I told Emma of a story that I thought I’d told her before and I was witness to a strange event ñ ANGER! She got pissed off and freaked out for me. I’ll admit it was pretty cool to see. Since I had already gone through the ìWTF!î thought she was confused how I could speak so calmly. It was a good night of conversation and relaxed ëenh’ music on a lawn high above the crowd. The worst parts were probably the weed and the light bleed into the night sky.

Why the hell do people need to sneak weed into a concert? I just don’t get it. The tickets cost enough already. Why spend more on something that’s going to inhibit your senses and possibly even have you focused on something else entirely? )Sigh( I don’t get it. But that’s just straight edged lil ol me.

Victoria, Nicholas, and the rest of the cast beckon to me.

08-26-2004 11:29 pm


  1. You’re an idiot. Any scientific study that describes the effects of marijuana will tell you it alters and enhances the way you enjoy sensory things like music and television, thereby IMPROVING your enjoyment. You said it yourself– lots of people smoke weed at concerts… do you think they all do it because it makes them enjoy it less? that wouldnt make much sense, would it?

    self righteous cunt.

  2. Don’t you think it might be smart to consider carefully about this? That’s not to say you are wrong, but when you say things similar to this, it’s going to piss off some folk. And I speculate if you’ve given thought to the opposite side of this post.

  3. I find it sad that I cannot say “I don’t get it. But that’s just straight edged lil ol me.” without being calling a “self righteous cunt.” Please advise me how I am being self righteous. Thanks.

    @Two Person – I have thought about other positions but as I do not smoke, smoke, or drink I can do that and only that.

    @stoner – Haha, funny choice for a name. According to a 2009 study “marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions,” etc. It is a different experience, yes, but it is not necessarily an improved experience — depending on what someone’s goal is.

    If it is to experience the music to its fullest the drug is inhibiting the mind. If it is to get high, well, there’s where I’m confused. No need to spend money to go to a concert to get high.

    Here is a link to the study: http://www.drugabuse.gov/Infofacts/marijuana.html

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