Didn't know how else to put it. But i saw through some live shows from the ATS tour.
It starts with The requiem, lots of interludes, and the Mario Savio speech. The ATS tour had like a concept feel to it.
Same goes for the Minutes to Midnight tour, Mike played alot of interludes. They started it all with the alternate Wake version. Superlong extended intros. The KRWLNG intro. They've always made a special mood to every live show they did. But as their recent live shows, like Live In Rio 2012, at other festivals. The setlist and show lack that special feel to it.
They've started right on A place for my head, with a sudden boom. They played track after track, maybe a little to intenese, as they are rushing thru it? i don't know how to put it. Of course they had extended outros and introes. Like the beginning of Waiting for the End and its outro. but still..
And putting Shadow of the Day, Leave out All The Rest, and Iridescent into one big medley. Just takes away that ''feeling'' I know they are aiming for a more energic show, and i don't mind. I'm just a little afraid they are going to take away that extra special thing from their shows.
Hope anything i said made sence.. Sometimes it never does.
If they change the way they play live shows, i don't really mind.
or for all i know, when LT's live tour comes, it could be super special.
please don't kill me =p