I’m not going to miss the pair of socks I had on last night that got blown off.
Not one bit.
Holy Smokes what a show.
God Bless her, The Wifely Unit managed to snag a pair of tickets last Christmas for the Sold Out Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast show that blew into town finally.
They were almost exactly the same seats I had a couple of weeks ago when I got to see Disturbed.
Literally two rows down and two seats to the left, I got to take my boy to see a show he will never forget either.
I have seen Iron Maiden before, back in 1982 on their first world tour, they played in Portland two nights in a row, something that is unheard of. It was a double whammy for this ,at the time, young Redneck/Headbanger. They opened for The Scorpions.
That was 37 years ago and I still remember parts of that show, as loaded as I was, I had never seen anything like that in my life!
This Go Round was even better.
Not bad at all, they can JAM pretty hard.
When they were done and the lights came on we went and took a break and got back just a couple of minutes before Iron Maiden came out.
Right before the actual concert started they blasted a full version of UFO’s Doctor Doctor and it’s super clean
That was just fucking cool to hear blasting on their sound system.
I did actually get to see those guys one time, back in the same era.
Then the lights went out.
We pretty much had Nosebleed seats so I’ll show you what it looked like to be almost right up front to give you a better idea of what a show this really was.
How about a full scale replica of a British Spitfire for openers?
They had it all.
Lights, smoke, multiple scenery changes, pyrotechnics, full size inflatables and 15,000 for real die hard fans who knew the words to every song.
It’s been a long time since I have been to a sold out show full of rabid fans and there have been many a time I felt ashamed of the people around here for not showing any enthusiasm at concerts. I mean it got pathetic more than a few times.
The Metal Heads that showed up last night did themselves proud.
However, the best part of the whole show for me was that all they played were songs from their earliest albums. The name of the tour pretty much tells it.
The Legacy of the Beast tour.
It all started with The Number of the Beast back in ’82 and right from the start everyone started accusing them of being Satanists.
Not even close.
Here’s a hint, their mascot Eddie?
Who has virtually been on the cover of every album in one iteration or another?
He’s the good guy fighting the Devil.
Iron Maiden has had a monster influence in the music industry for forty years now, that means they are getting up there. They can still kick ass and take names but I strongly suggest you go see them while you can.
If you can find any tickets….