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enthos Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 6 Posted:
Wed Nov 13 '02
7:31 am

The bass was really intense so most of what Joe played was tough to distinguish. He had to play over the bass, or they turned it down for us to hear Him (we were in the middle of the pavilion). The songs at the end of his set sounded a bit better because he played songs with higher notes and more treble; songs like Summer Song and Satch Boogie. I could appreciate the music more than a few of my friends that don't know Joe's music.

Dream Theater I could'nt appreciate as much because I'm a new fan and don't know their music as well. They really sounded nasty though; again the bass was overpowering. You could not distinguish their intruments hardly at all and if you listen to DT you know they really jam all at once and all together. Most of what I heard was a jumbled mess of sound. That really blew.

This is the second time I've seen Joe; last time he was in the enclosed Werner Theater in DC. It was fantastic. I believe if this same concert were there, it would have sounded a lot better for Joe and DT. That would have really rocked.

Lessons learned. First leave early so you don't miss a damn thing. Buy stage front right tickets so you can be closer to the Satch, since he goes to the right side of the stage more during his solos. Sneak a cheap camera in so you can take a pic or two. If he's playing with someone you don't always listen to, familiarize yourself with their music so you can appreciate it more at the concert. Thats all I haft to say about that.

greg4 Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Tue Oct 01 '02
9:15 pm
I have to say this was the greatest live show I've ever seen, and I have seen quite a few concerts. This was my first time seeing Satch live. It was killer and I could've watched him jam all night. My only complaint is that I didn't know that he wasn't gonna headline till I got there. A friend of mine got the tix off the internet and I awssumed Satch would close the show. Anyway I would gladly pay to go again even if he wasn't headlining. It was a great experience and I am re-inspired to play my guitar. Satch rules!!!

ktfinklea
(Kevin)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 7 Posted:
Tue Sep 10 '02
5:56 pm
I guess you could call me a "recent convert" to Joe's music. I've been a fan ever since my band started trying to learn some of his music. This was my first time seeing Joe, and I thought overall it was very good. Joe's playing was up to par as always. The only criticism I could give the show is that, first, the bass and drums were up very loud in the beginning, almost drowning Joe out, and second, the only drum that could be heard on Jeff's set was the bass. Everything else was muffled by the sound of the bass drum, so it was hard to keep time with the songs. (Being a bass player I like to listen to the whole picture.) Overall though, Great Show. Good to see how Joe mixed the old with the new. Stellar performances from Joe, Matt and Jeff...I didn't catch the rhythm guitarist's name because the sound was pretty muddy near the back, where I was sitting. Really enjoyed the show though, can't wait until the next one. Only one request though: Joe, next time can you come to VA? Rock on man!

Sleepyfate Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: Posted:
Sun Sep 08 '02
4:36 pm
For my first time seeing Joe, his performance was outstanding! The only bad part, however, was that his set was only an hour long. Even so it was well worth the drive. Kings X wasnt too shabby but their style is not quite one to my interest. Now Dream Theater on the other hand was absolutely amazing!! Before the show started, I had the chance to hear their sound check while having shrimp at a local restaraunt. Even their soundcheck was flawless.... sounded almost exactly like the album! The actual performance was just the same.... flawless. I would without a doubt go to see them again... which i am actually tomorrow evening in pittsburgh.

kevinrice Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 8 Posted:
Sun Sep 08 '02
1:54 pm
Joe played absolutely incredibly as usual. The setlist was a little short, but that's understandable given the tour arrangement with Dream Theater. The sound system as Pier 6 leaves something to be desired this is the only reason why I'm not giving a 10 (I know it's the arena's problem, not Satch's). There was way too much midrange which made it hard to distinguish between the instruments. While this wasn't that bad during Satch's set, it became a real problem when Dream Theater came on. Jordan Rudess completely overpowered the rest of the band. You could barely hear Petrucci or Labarie. That being said it was a beautiful night and the performances of Dream Theater and Satch more than made up for the Pavilion's shortcomings. Oh yeah, and I got to meet Satch. Joe, if you read this, thank you for taking the time to meet us and sorry for not being all that talkative...I was a little starstruck. Oh well.

routine6 Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sun Sep 08 '02
9:07 am
Whats the deal with Pier 6 Pavillion starting the show at 6:55??!! I drove from northern NJ to MD to meet a friend and then continue to Baltimore to see the show. We had no tickets. At 6:40 we walked up to the box office and got 16th row! With some time to kill, or so we thought we made our way to a local establishment and enjoyed the weather and a beer. Being but five minutes from the Pavillion at 7:20 we made our way back. When we approached the gates we heard what we thought was recorded warm up music. Then we realized Kings X had already started their set. We sat in our seats and the bass player said,"thank you & good night" at 7:25! Dont you think the box office should have mentioned this to us since the tickets said 7:30 show time?? Well, I was there to see Satch, but what the HELL just happened? My friend a recent Satch convert, Mattriani, said he experienced the same thing at a recent Pier 6 gig he went to. Only thing was the act he missed was the ONE he wanted to see. I know there are time constraints, but I was speaking with the box office attendant and got no mention of the early start. OK...Pier 6 is a great place to see a show. The security there are the coolest bunch of people. They let you do what you want...to a certain extent. I did see one security staff toss one guy, but he asked for it. It was great to see Joe again, he was stellar. Like most other Satch fans, I would have liked to have heard WHY and BIG BAD MOON. I was slightly disappointed with the sound quality too, a bit muddy. We met Joe briefly while he signed autographs, and would like to say that I saw the same thing that other reviewers have commented on in the past. Joe IS a great guitarist and an even greater human being. Thanks Joe,Jeff,Matt&Galen!

bassowl
(Dave Kezer)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 3 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
11:33 pm
This was pretty terrible. I had seen Joe before, and both times were pretty good. However, tonight, I saw the EXACT same show that I saw those 2 times before. I mean, I can only see "Flying in a Blue Dream" and "Satch Boogie" so many times live. I know Joe feels obligated to play those songs, but I don't understand how people don't get bored with that. I mean seriously... I'm never surprised with Joe anymore... and it would be OK if he actually did things differently each show, but it's really monotonous after awhile. How many times do I have to sit through 3 different endings for each song... where the band will hit one chord... Joe goes crazy... and then theres one final chord followed by a Jeff Campitelli drum fill. It's pretty disgusting. It also really bothers me to see that everyone gives these recent shows tens, because they're just "cookie cutter" shows. I was really surprised when Joe opened with "Time" during his Engines of Creation tour. To hear him open with "FIABD" this show made me want to vomit. To quote my little brother... "I could have just gone home and watched the 'Live in San Francisco' DVD."

markandstacie
(mark green)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
7:18 pm
After becoming a fan when hearing "Surfing", I have always loved Joe's music. He amazes me, and is wthout a doubt my favorite musician ever. I have never seen him in concert or film however. Last night in Charm City was an awakening. I left this show second guesing that I may have never seen anyone else play guitar before. Because I now think that their are two groups of guitarists, Joe and everyone else. The way he plays and the things he does with that axe are an artform. Their are others who make guitar centered albums, but only Satch combines great tunes with incredible ability. Watching Joe was mezmerizing, he plays in ways I have never seen and always with a smile. The follow up guitarist is great, but can not compare to Satch. I enjoy Dream Theater music but frankly the vocals get in the way of a great group of musicians. A huge thanks to Joe for breaking out "The Crush of Love", I have read no reviews mentioning playing this classic song. I only gave this show a 9 because of set length. The weather and surroundings were too good to be true!

rsretep Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
2:34 pm
I CAN NOW REST IN PEACE AFTER SEEING JOE LIVE IN BALTIMORE.I GOT FRONT ROW SEATS,DEAD CENTER. JOE WAS PHENOMINAL HIT EVERY NOTE AND PLAYED WITH SUCH FEELING!JOE REALLY SEEMS TO ENJOY HIMSELF PLAYING IN FRONT OF A CROWD.CHEERS TO GALEN,MATT,AND JEFF FOR A SUPERB SHOW.MISSED A COUPLE PICKS JOE THROW BUT THATS ALLRIGHT I MADE THE SHOW.KINGS X WAS PRETTY GOOD,I DONT KNOW THEIR MUSIC BUT THEY WERE ENTERTAINING.DREAM THEATRE IS ANOTHER BAND IM NOT FAMILIAR WITH BUT IN MY OPINION MINUS THE SINGER THIS BAND IS TIGHT. JOHN PETRUCCI AND THE BASS PLAYER JAMMED!!!!!!THAT BASS (STICK BASS)HE PLAYED IN THE FIRST SONG OR TWO WAS AWESOME!!!!!!WELL ONCE AGAIN JOE F***** ROCKED HIS SONG SELECTION WAS FANTASTIC MIXING THE OLD WITH THE NEW. THAT SEVEN STRING SURE DOES HAVE A FULL,RICH SOUND.THANKS AGIN JOE FOR AN EVENING ILL NEVER FORGET. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN REAL SOON.

Sharif
(Sharif Jameel)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
1:27 pm
I guess I can say that I wish this show would have been longer. It's definitely the best because I was lucky enough to meet Joe after the show and get a picture taken with him. He was very very cool to us!

LpJp16
(Ray Migneco)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
11:43 am
Great Show! Joe played exactly how I hoped he would, simply amazing. I think he was really enjoying the crowd, and the crowd got real into him in turn. His set was great, starting out with "Flying..." and going right into "Crushing Day" and nailed that solo. After rockin' out some 7 string tunes, he slowed things down with "Midnight", "Starry Night", and then "Always..." With only 1.5 hours to play, he mixed things up nicely. Dream Theater did not let me down either. They were super-tight from the first song "new millenium" to their concoction of instrumentals (a soccer game was played between Petrucci and Myung in there) and ending it with "Learning to Live." Soundwise, the venue was one of the best I've been to. Even though it was outdoors on a pier, the acoustics were well maintained and the scenery was great (sailboats passing and the such). I had the oppurtunity to meet Petrucci, Myung, LaBrie and Rudess after the show and get some pictures taken. Thanks to James Labrie, road manager Brian and Kevin Morabito for the after show passes.

Seeph
(Joe Tewey)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
9:23 am
Awsome! totally Awsome. Joe played so good at the show. His tone was awsome and had searing solos in every song. Joe, you are God.=) I hope you come back soon, it was the best concert i've ever been to. thanks for the awsome time

Baltimore Norm
(Norman Cohen)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 9 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
8:00 am
What a beautiful night in Baltimore! What a fantastic show! To start off, am I wrong, or did the tickets say show time 7:30? Kings X hit the stage around 6:55. Too bad, because the place was only about 1/3 filled. As far as Joe, what more can be said. He was smokin'! Great mix of music, with stuff I have not heard him play live in quite a while (I've seen him 5 times). I got to meet him finally after the show, and let me tell you, this guy is very humble and gracious. He took the time to speak to everyone who came to the back, after the show. Joe you are a class act. I spoke with Jeff after the show as well, he played awesome tonight! It felt kind of strange not seeing Stu up on the stage. Was it me, or was the sound mix for Dream Theater poor? I thought they played a great set as well. Thanks Joe, your music continues to inspire me every day! Baltimore Norm

Koky7
(Jorge Flores)
Fri Sep 06 '02
Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Sep 07 '02
12:38 pm
First row!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome show, it's 3:00am and my heart still jumping, satch and Dream Theater with a killer set list, I didn't get to see king's x, but well.... I JUST WISH THAT THIS GUYS GET TOGHETER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN, BUT PLAY IN THE WASHINGTON AREA SO I WON'T NEED TO DRIVE 2 HOURS TO SEE THE SHOW. Great Music


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