Band in good shape, fine (but a little too short) setlist, nice location. BUT TERRIBLE SOUND MIXING!!! Only bass was loud, nearly no treble so no voice no guitar no keys no cymbals. And I was standing really near by the mixing desk. Very poor :-(
The show was filled with power and energy, it was more about jumping and having fun than immersing into the subtle details of the compositions. You could almost literally feel the energy bursts coming from the stage.
Nonetheless, the schedule was very tight, Dream Theater rushed through their albums very quickly, some of the songs were tailored down to fit in the time that was allowed to play. I would be happy if their next gig was another longer "an evening with" kind of event so there would be more space for improvisation.
I can not give an objective assessment because I have not slept for 2 days before the concert in Minsk. I was very tired. As a sound engineer I can say that the sound was good, the guys played well, sometimes James nedotyagivaet notes, as if he did not sleep for 2 days. The audience did not like me, well, it's not the English public, it could well just cry. It is certainly not a concert with the orchestra in Boston, but not too bad. In general, a normal touring concert. But I'm a little disappointed. I do not want to offend anyone from the group Dream, it's just my feeling that day. I still love them, because they are my peers. Perhaps I would be even more interesting to talk to them in life than at a concert, and maybe even work with them, I'm not a fan of music, and perceive differently.