The Childhood Dream

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An American progressive-metal band, Dream Theater released Images and Words (1992), which reached No. 61 on the Billboard 200 chart. 25 years later, Dream Theater made their India debut as part of their Images, Words & Beyond tour, bringing to stage old hits to celebrate the album’s landmark anniversary. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a drummer to replace Portnoy. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011.The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines.


Team Natura was called on a sort of rescue mission, due to unforeseen weather conditions i.e heavy rainfall and strong winds and thus the Concert ended up becoming a last minute project for us.

The 8thof October was when the extremely popular rock band Dream Theater had their very first performance in India, at the MMRDA ground, Mumbai. And we were brought on board by Show Genesis, who was theLights and Trussing Partner for the event in collaboration with Production Crew as their Safety Consultants for the event. The intent was to put in guy lines to protect and stabilize the roof truss from any extreme movement which could result into a mishap.

Even the smallest of the accident could have resulted in a setback for everyone.Therefore, we made sure all the safety protocols were followed and that the safety provided was the best we could do given the constraints.

But even though the rains were non-stop the crowd never stopped cheering for the band and the show still went on and ended with the concert being a trip down memory lane for every 90’s kid out there in the audience, a childhood dream come true to see the band perform live.