My bootleg buddy, digitaljourney, and I went to the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston shows on this tour. At all shows, except the Houston rescheduled show, we went early and bootlegged/tried bootlegging the soundchecks too. For some unknown (and unlucky) reason, each soundcheck was botched. I do believe I got some of each show (except Houston) though. We weren't even supposed to be in the venues, but we made it in regardless to each of the three shows we tried at. There's a little bit of the soundcheck at the end of CD 3 in this set. It's a lot harder bootlegging the soundcheck than it is bootlegging the show. When you're the only people besides vendors, employees, security (all wearing uniforms), and the band; you sort of stick out :-)
Here are the details downloaders want.
Date: September 27th, 2005
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas (Dallas, Texas)
Venue: Nokia Theatre
Source: AUD Master
Label: Bootradr Master
Title: The Video That Never Aired
Size: 1.29 GB
(1. 2005) Master Sony MD70 recorder @ 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV audio with Sony ECM-917 microphone > transferred to PC via analog cables (no digital output on recorder) > tracked with fade in/outs and named using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 5 > burned to master CD-Rs >
(2. 2012) Master CD-Rs > Roxio Creator Pro 2010 for converting to FLAC and renaming (didn't like my original naming scheme) > Trader's Little Helper > you
101. intro announcing HD DVD and TV program being filmed (the concert)
102. opening music
103. People And Places intro_Kohoutek
104. Of A Lifetime
105. I'm Gonna Leave You
106. Nickel & Dime
107. Mystery Mountain
108. Walk Like A Lady (Ross Valory singing)
109. Feeling That Way
111. Anyway You Want It
201. announcer (Part 2 of show)
202. opening music
203. Be Good To Yourself
204. Ask The Lonely
205. Only The Young
206. Faith In The Heartland
207. Star Spangled Banner
208. Stone In Love
209. Wheel In The Sky
210. Edge Of The Blade
211. When You Love A Woman
212. In Self Defense
213. Chain Reaction
216. Still They Ride
217. Every Generation (fade out)
301. Every Generation (fade in)
302. Jonathan Cain (piano intro into Open Arms)
303. Open Arms
305. Out Of Harm's Way
307. Don't Stop Believin' (with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader reprise)
308. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (exiting stage to Benny Hill sounding music)
309. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
311. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
312. soundcheck before show (partial/short)
Part 1 - https://hotfile.com/dl/200149462/aa3c909/
Part 2 - https://hotfile.com/dl/200149460/c2797b2/
Part 3 - https://hotfile.com/dl/200149463/ecc0fcd/
FileFactory Mirror Links:
Part 1 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/1463wb44zfxx/
Part 2 - http://www.filefactory.com/file/1jmu7p1kcob9/
Dime torrent - http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=414872
Once we entered back into the seating area, we found our seats (or so we thought). About two songs into the show some latecomers arrived and we realized we were in the wrong seats (it was a complicated seating setup). There's a little bit of chatter about "we're tickets blah, blah, blah...", but we moved to our section and there was not much (if any) difference in the sound quality.
There is the occasional "drunk chick" holler a few times from the new seats, but the crowd was a more quiet one around us and it was probably a change for the better :-)
This show was filmed by HD cameras and was supposed to be made into a DVD and TV special. You will hear the announcer stating this before the show begins.
Also, at the end part of Don't Stop "Believin'", the Dallas Cowboy football team cheerleaders came out on stage doing the line kicking thing like you've seen dancers do before. We saw this, and I thought I was recording it, during the soundcheck too as they practiced it.
There is one small flaw in the recording I noticed as I was working on CD 2. I believe it is between tracks 5 and 6 where there is 1 - 3 seconds of silence (cut out) in the audio. I'm not sure what caused this, but it's nothing big.
The Houston show had been schedule for the day after the San Antonio show (a few days earlier), but it got cancelled and rescheduled due to Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. Journey rescheduled it a few months later, 2005-11-05 I believe, and we made that show too. And by the way, notice Neal Schon talking about "the tornado" that hit Texas in this Dallas show :-) Sorry Neal, it didn't hit Texas (the refugees did) and it was a hurricane and not a tornado. I get a laugh out of this each time I hear it.
I did record all of these shows I've mentioned and will eventually get them up here.
Over all, this was an excellent show and tour. It was great to hear some of the pre-Steve Perry (1978 and earlier) songs, of course the Perry era songs, and then the new "Generations" CD (which copies were being handed out in cardboard, shrink-wrapped CD holders at each show to those early enough to get one) that was the new Journey release in 2005. The long, 3 CD shows were great changes from the 90 minute (approximately) shows on other tours. The band even had an intermission and a break in this show and the others too (except Houston 2005) on their 2005 "30 Year Anniversary Tour".
If anyone wants to create some artwork, please feel free to. The artwork steve7711 created for the last show I uploaded was really excellent and professional looking. I just don't have the time right now.
Enjoy the show...