Monday, June 16, 2008

The Best Concert EVER!!!!!

(For those interested…..)

So I don’t even know where to start when it comes to talking about the Iron Maiden concert. I mean WOW! I can say that it DID NOT disappoint and it was better then I ever expected. I would also say it is and will most likely be the best concert I ever saw or will ever see. Yep, I feel comfortable saying that.

Whether you are a fan of Rock/Metal music or not, there is no denying how fantastic this show was and how great their music and stage presence is. They are truly one of a kind. They have been doing this for 30 years and still have the same energy, enthusiasm, talent, and influence that they did many years ago. They are truly a talented band that seems to be doing this because they love it! And the fact that they have so many fans with limited radio airplay and support from media just shows how amazing they truly are! I honestly enjoyed them before, but I have a newfound respect for their music after seeing them live.

So yes, the concert itself was awesome! It had pyrotechnics, fire, very large moving marionettes, and a kick-ass stage set-up. They played for 2 hours straight and played hard. They all sounded amazing, Bruce’s vocals were dead on and the band, well they are just extremely talented musicians. The great thing was that it was a full on show. When you pay $65 for tickets, it is great to get a show that is entertaining – 2 hours of pure excitement, not just sitting in your seats listening to music (which as a music lover is still great, but this had everything). We were on our feat the entire time screaming and singing…my voice is finally sounding not so rough!

And the fans, they are amazing. The band was so appreciative and said thank you a few times to all the support they get from their fans. And the fans, well there are ALL sorts of people at these concerts! It was kind of funny, we saw a sea of black t-shirts on what was a rather hot day :) hehe There were your typical long haired metal people (like my husband), young kids with their fathers, women all dolled up, people as casual as you can get (i.e. no shirt and underwear showing above their shorts), men in buttoned down collared shirts, everything! And there was no drama, or name-calling, pushing or rudeness at all. People just wanted to have fun and see this band play. It just made for an all-around good and comfortable evening.

I really have TONS of thoughts in my head about this concert – but don’t know how to put it all down in a blog….though I am doing a great job at just ranting – huh?!

So in conclusion: Best show ever, fantastic music, great stage show, a 13 foot walking Eddie Cyborg, a moving Eddie Mummy, fire/pyrotechnics, cool set, great costumes, awesome fans, singing as loud as I can, screaming until you can’t scream anymore, seeing my husband enjoying EVERY second and totally in his atmosphere, preferred parking, tons of energy, truly remarkable performances, I get it now, our new concert “friends” in front of us who kept talking to us, the big guy who walked in the wrong row (our row) and just stood there for a minute, sweating our asses off, enjoying this with my sister, just a great overall evening!

Now on to Tom Petty!!!

Any concerts you just LOVED or are excited about seeing someday?

Tip: If you go to Blossom GET the preferred parking. It is a little more, but WELL worth it. My parents got it for us and we got right in and it didn’t take long to get out, maybe about 15 – 20 minutes. My parents were in general a few weeks ago to see Eric Clapton and they waited for 2 hours to get out of the parking lot and get to their hotel.


  1. I'm so glad you had this much fun!

    Live music is where it's at. I spend a decent amount of my expendable income on concerts and that's the way it'll always be.

    Sawyer Brown and Tom Petty ALWAYS put on good shows, but I'll see anyone, anytime.

    I have tickets to see Craig Morgan and Toby Keith later this year and I'm thinking about going to see Gary Allan in August. I'd love to see Weezer if they really come this way this year. Did you hear they want people to bring their instruments and play along?

  2. so glad you had such a good time! and, yes, the preferred parking is WELL worth it (at any venue!)

  3. P.S. I've been thinking about Iron Maiden a lot lately thanks to you, which means Wheatus' Teenage Dirtbag has been in my head for days. Thanks.