Sunday, October 5, 2003 @ 10:29 PM
Queensryche Live at the House
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REVIEW BY: Steve of Orange
My brother and I arrived at the HOB, had dinner, a couple of beers, got in line and waited to get in to see Queensryche. The show started a little after 8:00 p.m. with the band Echo 7 opening. They weren't bad. They had a couple of songs that were pretty heavy. After a 45-minute set, they said goodnight and we prepared for Queensryche to come on.
After a 30-minute break, the lights went down and the show began.
The drummer was the first to come on stage and started the opening riff of “Tribe.” One by one, each band member came out on stage. Geoff Tate was the last one to arrive, and when he did, you could feel the energy in the place.
After the opening song, they continued one song after the other. They sounded great and Geoff Tate's voice was incredible. Tate is one of those singers who sounds almost better live than on CD. Some of the songs included “Sign Of The Times,” “I Am I,” “Take Hold Of The Flame,” “Walk In The Shadows,” etc.
At one point, they did about three acoustic songs which was cool. They slowed down the show a bit. After the acoustic set, they started right where they left off, kickin’ ass! For two hours, Queensryche rocked Anaheim.
If you ever get the chance to see Queensryche, I strongly recommend it. The only disappointment about the show is that they didn't do any songs off Operation Mindcrime. All in all, the show was awesome, and I also caught the drum head Scott Rockenfield tossed into the crowd.
Here is the set list as I remember. I know there are a few songs I left out, and these are not in order except for the first song and the encores:
2. Sign Of The Times
3. I Am I
5. Desert Dance
8. Silent Lucidity
9. Take Hold Of The Flame
10. Walk In The Shadows
11. Jet City Woman
13. Best I Can