Now for a few notes about the show. One thing that is a shame, is that the acoustics at the venue, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, are awful. It is like an echo chamber where sound goes to die, all it is good for is the open floor. It took a long while for the place to fill up, and it clearly did not sell out. It also cleared out pretty quick after Megadeth's set ended. I didn't look, but I think many left following Dream Theater. There was some crazy pit action going on during Fear Factory and even some during Dream Theater.
Overall, it was a fantastic night. It was the longest show I've ever been to, clocking in at near 7 hours of almost continuous music. I am so glad that I brought ear plugs! If you have the opportunity to see a stop off Gigantour, don't miss it!
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