Kamelot kicked ass last night. 2 encores, 2 hours of music. Everyone in that band is a class act performer, not a slack moment. Khan delivers as good live as in the studio. Volumn and sound quality was better for the Kamelot show than the Symphony X show but the opening acts for Sym X had better sound than opening acts for Kamelot. I still think bass boosters & subs suck, they were needed 15 years ago but today soundmen abuse them. Kicks drums should not rule the show and drown out the bass and guitar pedals and bury the mids and highs but they do. $20, 5 bands, around 5 hours. Missed Lazarus Shadow Image is a local Hudson Valley band, highly inspired by Symphony X, maybe too much so, maybe some early Fates Warning & Dream Theater influence. Can be checked out here http://www.shadowimageband.com/ The bass player was the highlight of that show. Guitar and Keys were buried in the mix. Within Another was a more straight up metal band with great vocalist and dual guitar work Leaves Eyes is another Opera Soprano fronted band that sounded great at first but after 2-3 songs you realize shes still singing the same melody. Nearly no instrumental work, second growling frontman added a bit of an interesting twist & counterpoint. Great performers, trapped in same old same ol' ** I know theres a few Kamelot fans here and no Kamelot forum so I figured I'd post this incase a show comes to your area, I would highly recommend going. I hope linking to Shadow Image is OK too. They also opened for Symphony X at The Chance last month.