$11 for a Bud Light? Are you freaking kidding me? I drank water.
If you are 50ish and overweight with a bad dye job, shorts and a bikini top is not your look. Likewise, if you are a 50ish overweight guy, a bleached mohawk and shirtless in not your look. They weren’t together, but clearly they should be.
There is some trick to concert photography with a smart phone camera that I don’t get. I took 30+ pictures and got 30+ over exposed blurry messes. Good thing people with better camera skills that me use Flickr.
Random drunk guy gave me a terrorist fist bump is recognition of the fine job I’ve done raising the next generation of metalheads. They guy was impressed that Breck was singing along with Phantom of the Opera.
It took us 45 minutes to get out of the parking lot after the show.
Breck had to be at work at 10 AM today. At least he is inside in air conditioning all day.
This is my 3rd Iron Maiden concert. They have never sounded better. I don’t remember Bruce being that chatty with the audience at past shows. Dickinson must be in kick ass shape. The heat index was 100+ last night, and he spent most of the show in a variety of long sleeve leather jackets. I would of been dying. He didn’t even look tired towards the end of the show.
Alice Cooper can still rock. Also, Iron Maiden gave him a lot more stage space and latitude than I ever seen provided to an opening act. Even though he was the opener we still got Frankenstein and the guillotine. Breck was disappointed that the python did not make the trip. Breck also commented that Alice is much heavier live than on record. I don’t know if that is all the time, or if Alice just smartly went for a metal mix given the audience. I saw him headline at the Fox theater in Atlanta back in 1989 or 1990. I do remember that show having a more theatrical angle to it. He had 3 guitarists on stage with him, including Orianthi, who was just shredding on the solos.
The set list:
“Moonchild” (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
“Can I Play with Madness” (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
“The Prisoner” (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
“2 Minutes to Midnight” (from Powerslave, 1984)
“Afraid to Shoot Strangers” (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
“The Trooper” (from Piece of Mind, 1983)
“The Number of the Beast” (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
“Phantom of the Opera” (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
“Run to the Hills” (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
“Wasted Years” (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
“Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
“The Clairvoyant” (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
“Fear of the Dark” (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
“Iron Maiden” (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
“Aces High” (from Powerslave, 1984)
“The Evil That Men Do” (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
“Running Free” (from Iron Maiden, 1980)