When making lists, some great songs get unfairly discriminated against because we've heard them so many times. For example, it's not The Trooper's fault that you've heard it live 10,000 times already. But that will influence your vote.
At the Bristow show it seemed to me that the crowd popped the most for Two Minutes to Midnight, The Trooper, Fear of the Dark, Hallowed Be Thy Name, and Run To the Hills - the biggest classic "hits". We snobby forum fans may get sick of hearing these songs (and The Number of the Beast and Iron...
The Bristow show was great, but Bruce sounded like he had a cold or something, and there was no running and jumping. On the other hand, Nicko sounded fantastic, very powerful.
Could Nicko actually outlast Bruce? Who would have thought it?
I arrived at the Virginia show. Bought a $20 lawn seat ticket from a scalper. Drinking a $13.50 can of Trooper beer. Let’s do this.
Looking forward most of all to hearing Where Eagles Dare and Flight of Icarus live. Piece of Mind was my introduction to Maiden.
Cool to see parents bringing...
Appetite for Destruction is overrated (but still very good), but Use Your Illusion I & II are absolutely brilliant. G&R really started to stretch themselves musically with those albums, and then they imploded. Oh, what might have been..