Out of the Silent Planet
Spotlights on Nicko during the intro of ''Senjutsu''
I wanted to make that show but couldn't. Yes, the upper deck seemed to fill out quite nicely.Don't know if we had anyone at the Greensboro show from last night, but pictures coming in from Maiden's Twitter looks like the upper deck looked quite full. Looked rather vacant on Ticketmaster a couple weeks ago.
I was at the show- on floor in GA and it seemed very full! Great energy- but on the floor it’s hard to get an idea of how full the place is- but when I looked back I was very impressed at how much it filled up! I was concerned a week or so ago at the possibility of a weak showing.Don't know if we had anyone at the Greensboro show from last night, but pictures coming in from Maiden's Twitter looks like the upper deck looked quite full. Looked rather vacant on Ticketmaster a couple weeks ago.
Judging from recent live videos they are in absolute top form at the moment. By far the best they have sounded this year.Watched a few tour videos now and I'm reasonably sure the performance I saw is in the top 10% of performances from the tour. Bruce was in pretty good nick all night and no major flubs around the music (other than Janick being a total dork at the end of Iron Maiden).
I don't think they will play Where Eagles Dare (there is a small chance though), The Clansman, Sign Of The Cross (two long songs from the Blaze era), For The Greater Good Of God, The Wicker Man (because it seems is not so easy song for Nicko) and Stratego (difficult song for Nicko, like the SIT songs) again. I'm not sure about The Evil That Men Do and Run To The Hills (difficult songs for Bruce), but they most likely belong to the category below.Tomorrow night is the final show of the Legacy of the Beast tour. Obviously we don't know all of the band's future plans, but I wonder how many of these songs will never again be played live?
There's also the matter of "how do you top this?" They did the song with an inflatable fucking Spitfire hovering above them on stage, I don't think you really can make it any more special. It feels like a pretty good sendoff to one their best openers, even if on this last leg it kind of felt like it was limping along for most of the tour.Not sure if Aces High will be played again. It was featured on 4 different tours since the reunion and had its run. At the same time, it's not getting any easier to perform. I'd be more than okay with letting it go.