Well, I attended the show last night at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA and just a couple observations.
1- The venue is a great spot to see a show. New, clean, great setup. Overall small space but alot of room to move around.
2- The band was very tight. There was only a couple issues with the video freezing and James mic cut out twice but overall a great mix and good sound.
3- James sounded great last night...no doubt about it. It was an absolute pleasure sitting in the front row watching the man at work. So good!
4- Attendance- I have been going to DT shows religiously since Sept. of 1992. The 1st time I saw them was at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philly. I may have seen them live well over 50 times. The show last night seemed to only have about 300-400 people there tops and I think I am being generous. Maybe having 3 shows in the same demographic area in 4 nights hurts them....who knows. With that being said, it brought me back to all the times I got to see them (and enjoy them) in smaller venues with less people. A perfect way to experience the Astonishing.
Overall a great show. Well worth the $$ and time spent. I look forward to seeing them again Saturday in Hershey, PA.