I attended the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows, so here are my favorite sets from this year's PPUSA. 1. Poets of the Fall: As I mentioned before, I didn't know anything by them coming in, but their set was transcendental, and I was able to find all of their albums (except their newest) on Amazon Prime. I'll definitely be listening to them for the next few weeks (if not months) 2. Demons and Wizards: They were whom I primarily came to see, and they did not disappoint. Although I was underwhelmed by some of the early songs, they really kicked it into higher gear with the first Iced Earth & Blind Guardian songs. ANd of course, the crowd refusing to stop the Valhalla chorus was magical. 3. Subsignal: Somewhat of a quirky choice for this festival, but a good one. 4. Threshold: Another amazing set from them with my only disappointment being lack of Mission Profile 5. Seventh Wonder: I was not enamored of their appearance 5 years ago when they did Mercy Falls in its entirety, but they made up for it here, with a fun high energy show. Honorable mentions go to Caligula's Horse, Orden Ogan, Theocracy and Sanctuary whom all gave very good sets.