Just want to pipe up here too--
about my excitement to get this DVD in August!!!
I was at the EVO- Vancouver,BC show which was the last gig (2 days) before the shoot.
I just want to let you all know how nearly impeccable that performance was.
I think the tour at that point had accumulated such a massive progress and proficiency among the band members, that it really delivered the songs as they are to be.
Well not really a spoiler, but in soundcheck Steve and Jeremy really hammered out an important detail of OOOO
and then also hammered out the fermata-ending of Taurus Bulba,
as if those were the few remaining concerns to Steve about the tidbits in the set.
It was so f-ing cool to be a part of that pre-show warmup, and then when the concert started it came off just SICK and without a hitch. Now We Run was a greatly energized starter!!
The sitar then bass/drum solo to Freak Show Excess was just unreal, as a drummer myself, I'd have been so proud to pull that one off with Beller!
All of the songs were such a blast to see live-- Die to Live gave me huge goosebumps!
I expect the Minneapolis show was as good or better, and so here's a big CHEER to the VAI band (and Mikey) for supplying us the reproduction of some truly superb music.