Utah Governor Declares DREAM THEATER Day

Larry D. Curtis of Utah's Deseret Morning News reports: Somebody better check Gov. Huntsman's iPod. When New York quintet DREAM THEATER took the stage at the Ford Theater Monday night in the E Center, it did so on its very own day, as designated by the governor. [Click here to view photo of the governor as well as two of his sons, one of whom is a drummer and a huge Mike Portnoy fan.]

To the approximately 2,000 fans gathered to hear the progressive-rock icons, the night would have been special anyway.

Playing inside the Beehive State for the first time since 2000, the group invaded the stage after a video montage that introduced more than 20 years of the band's history with both images and music.

Vocalist James LaBrie announced to the crowd that the band's meeting with Huntsman led to the designation of "DREAM THEATER day in Utah." He credited the governor with a fair knowledge of the type of music the band plays and assured the crowd that there wouldn't be such a long pause between visits to Utah.

Read more at Deseret Morning News.

(Thanks: Jason E. Goltz)


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