As with any event that involves Mike Portnoy, a great time is almost guaranteed, and this one was no different.
John Wesley was a great choice as opening act as he is neither metal nor prog but some very enjoyable amalgamation of the two. It is also worth noting that until I'd seen his current band I never thought I'd ever see a bass player more modest than John Myung (not even special stage pants!).
With the tour almost over and the pressure of the DVD shoot behind them, Flying Colors clearly enjoyed themselves and gave it all in spite of the end of tour sprint of dates (all hail the cucumber!). While it would have been interesting to see what a changing setlist would have looked like, the new songs are still new enough to deserve repeated airing and I suppose only the band and their inner circle know how easily the tour could not have taken place.
I loved seeing Casey feel more at home in the group and being even more a star this time around. …