Guitardude, olive branch accepted. If Judas Priest does come back to the Dallas area, I will be there as well. I've played some big shows, I was in a band that opened a Latin Festival at Starplex once, played Arcadia a few times and other festivals at outdoor Anette Straus stage adjacent to the Meyerson. Probably like you I've played at most places Dallas musicians have played: Curtain Club, Club DaDa, Firewater etc...
So yes, I understand we're at the mercy of the soundcrew at times. Couldnt they fix it? Could both boom mics above the drums have not been working? The sound of the drums can make a band sound ultra professional or cheap. It was a pleasure to watch 3 great drummers right in a row. Not a BLS fan but their drummer was really good. Zakk has a 3 note range, but an amazing lead guitar player.
Sound aside, it was the energy from the band that bothered me. Rob wasnt even on stage during the intro to Blood Red Skies which is one of my favorite songs ever. I always thought that song should have been used in the Terminator movies.
Edited at: Friday, October 21, 2011 10:49:50 AM