What I mean is I have a ticket to see Dream Theater tonight. Bought it during a pre-sale in late December. 5th row. I'm having my doubts about going. Why?
One - my daughter (9) is going on a field trip tomorrow, about 1 1/2 hours away. She's been slowly freaking out over the past couple of weeks because she's worried about the bus ride there. If anything could go wrong (or even things that couldn't even happen) - she's worried about it. It's driving my wife nuts. Last night my wife said "at least you get to go out tomorrow night & get away from all this - I have to put up with her (daughter) all night".
Two - my interest in Dream Theater is a lot lower than it used to be. Several years ago they were my favorite band. Now - not even close. I bought the ticket since I really like the venue they're playing at (smaller size, nice layout) and I figured I probably wouldn't get the chance to see them again at such a nice, quaint place.
I'd almost rather stay home & keep my daughter occupied (bike riding, playing basketball, playing board games, etc.) to keep her mind off of tomorrow as much as possible, plus giving my wife a break from this stress. Right now I'm listening to "A Dramatic Turn of Events" and I'm bored with what I'm hearing. I got their self-titled CD for Christmas & don't think I even listened the whole way through.
Basically I'm bored with them & not sure I want to sit through a 2-3 hour concert, plus the 2 hours (round trip) driving I'll have to do. But I paid for the ticket & can't get my money back. I haven't told my wife yet - still not sure what I'm going to do.
So, am I nuts for thinking this way?
I can totally relate to this sentiment. I never even bothered picking up the latest album and A Dramatic Turn of Events did nothing for me much like a few of the albums prior to that one.
Iíve seen DT numerous times over the years but itís been many years since Iíve seen them live. In fact, I canít even remember when it was and I really have no desire to ever see them again. Perhaps if Kevin Moore came back and they were going to play Awake in its entirety I would have second thoughts, but Iím just sort of done with them. Theyíre all incredibly gifted musicians, but the music just bores me to death now. Like you, they were once of my favorites so it's kind of sad for it to come to this.