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powerslave_85
06-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Let me say that this venue (White River Ampitheater) is horribly, horribly planned out. There is one, two-lane highway going to it, so traffic was a nightmare. We thought we were leaving in plenty of time, but we ended up completely missing Dream Theater. I went to the merch table first, which was also a clusterfuck. When did they start accepting credit cards? It pissed me off, because it made everything take twice as long, especially when the guy in front of you buys two things with two separate credit card purchases :mad: I ended up getting the shirt with the FF art on the front and tour dates on the back. Anyways, our seats were in the 200 area, but it was still a great view.

Set was same as always. We got Paschendale :party:

Highlights of the show for me were Ghost of the Navigator, Paschendale, El Dorado (sounds great with H and Steve on backing vocals in the chorus), Blood Brothers, and Ben Breeg. The crowd was pretty lethargic during the newer material as I expected; there were few people who started sitting down towards the end, and they didn't get back into it until Fear of the Dark. It took me almost the entire show to figure out what Steve's "Whale Oil Beef Hooked" shirt was all about (hint: say it out loud fast in a cockney accent), but when I "got it," I :lol:

In all, I'm not sure how I'd rank it compared to the first time I saw them, but seeing the newer songs was really amazing, especially Paschendale. The band gets a 9/10, crowd gets a 6/10.

PowerMaiden
06-23-2010, 05:43 PM
thanks for the report nice job !


now Canadian tour starts


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

The_jman
06-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Let me say that this venue (White River Ampitheater) is horribly, horribly planned out. There is one, two-lane highway going to it, so traffic was a nightmare. We thought we were leaving in plenty of time, but we ended up completely missing Dream Theater. I went to the merch table first, which was also a clusterfuck. When did they start accepting credit cards? It pissed me off, because it made everything take twice as long, especially when the guy in front of you buys two things with two separate credit card purchases :mad: I ended up getting the shirt with the FF art on the front and tour dates on the back. Anyways, our seats were in the 200 area, but it was still a great view.

Set was same as always. We got Paschendale :party:

Highlights of the show for me were Ghost of the Navigator, Paschendale, El Dorado (sounds great with H and Steve on backing vocals in the chorus), Blood Brothers, and Ben Breeg. The crowd was pretty lethargic during the newer material as I expected; there were few people who started sitting down towards the end, and they didn't get back into it until Fear of the Dark. It took me almost the entire show to figure out what Steve's "Whale Oil Beef Hooked" shirt was all about (hint: say it out loud fast in a cockney accent), but when I "got it," I :lol:

In all, I'm not sure how I'd rank it compared to the first time I saw them, but seeing the newer songs was really amazing, especially Paschendale. The band gets a 9/10, crowd gets a 6/10.
nice review. thanks man.
who's H?

Maiden33
06-23-2010, 05:45 PM
who's H?

http://www.guitarlist.it/images/stories/demo/imgartista/adriansmith.jpg

Sanitarium78
06-23-2010, 06:04 PM
Nice review. It seems a lot of people are complaining about the set up to get in and out of these shows. My biggest question about this is, have you guys ever been to an amphitheater show? The parking is alway shit at these places, you usually gotta walk a decent distance to get to the entrance and getting out is always a pain in the ass.

Anyways, it seems like I should leave extra early for my show next month since there seems to be more issues than usual with getting in and out on this tour.

Wizzbang11
06-23-2010, 06:25 PM
So do you think they all have multiple copies of the same shirt, or do they wash clothes every night?
It seems like every tour they wear the same things every night. I was actually impressed that the only one wearing a Maiden shirt when I saw them was Janick.

Sanitarium78
06-23-2010, 06:31 PM
So do you think they all have multiple copies of the same shirt, or do they wash clothes every night?
It seems like every tour they wear the same things every night. I was actually impressed that the only one wearing a Maiden shirt when I saw them was Janick.

The only way any band probably washes clothes on a tour is if the venue they're playing at has a washer/dryer there or if the hotels they're staying at have them. It's also possible they have multiple pairs of the same shirts/pants as well. If worse comes to worse and they don't get a chance to wash them they probably just spray them down with some febreeze or something:lol:

JRA
06-23-2010, 06:35 PM
Damn! From Alaska to Washington? How long of a drive was that?

powerslave_85
06-23-2010, 06:36 PM
Drive? :lol:

JRA
06-23-2010, 06:39 PM
Drive? :lol:

Never mind. You're more sane than I suspected.

powerslave_85
06-23-2010, 06:42 PM
You wouldn't be saying that if you saw how much my plane ticket cost.

TonyD
06-23-2010, 08:31 PM
^ lol
How is Adrian Smith H?

SomewhereInTime72
06-23-2010, 09:03 PM
^His nickname. Derived from Adrian.

DethMaiden
06-23-2010, 09:04 PM
^His nickname. Derived from Adrian.

Seven years of knowing that and I still can't find the "H" in "Adrian."

Sanitarium78
06-24-2010, 09:18 AM
Seven years of knowing that and I still can't find the "H" in "Adrian."

If you say Adrian and you have a British accent it can sometimes sound like you're saying H-drian. That's how he got the nickname:D

powerslave_85
06-24-2010, 09:39 AM
I spent all that day exploring downtown Seattle, and from the reactions I got (I was wearing my Piece of Mind shirt) you would think that the Maiden show was the biggest event of the year. I must have had 20 people comment on my shirt or ask if I was going to the show: everyone from the vendors at Pike Place Market to the employees at the Experience Music Project to random people at restaurants. I met a couple on the Space Needle who were on their honeymoon and were going to the show. The husband had a really sweet Eddie tattoo on his leg. He let me take a picture, I'll post it later.

dualcitizenrocker
06-24-2010, 10:15 AM
The white river amphitheater is a nightmare to get to but you have to understand that this facility is owned by the Muckelshoot Indian Tribe and build on their land. The city of Auburn tried to block the building of the amphitheater for years because of the traffic problems that the city new would occur but the tribe built it anyways. Auburn is a small town with a small road system that can't really handle really heavy traffic. Basically the main road in town is a parking lot every time there is a show going on at the amphitheater. But on a personal note my problem wasn't with the traffic it was with the 5 dollar bottle of pop or the 6 dollar poweraid and 9 dollar hot dog. All was forgiven when the show started. Maiden was awesome.

powerslave_85
06-24-2010, 10:30 AM
Ah. I noticed that we went through a reservation on the way there, but I didn't know it was owned by the tribe.

Sanitarium78
06-24-2010, 11:15 AM
The white river amphitheater is a nightmare to get to but you have to understand that this facility is owned by the Muckelshoot Indian Tribe and build on their land. The city of Auburn tried to block the building of the amphitheater for years because of the traffic problems that the city new would occur but the tribe built it anyways. Auburn is a small town with a small road system that can't really handle really heavy traffic. Basically the main road in town is a parking lot every time there is a show going on at the amphitheater. But on a personal note my problem wasn't with the traffic it was with the 5 dollar bottle of pop or the 6 dollar poweraid and 9 dollar hot dog. All was forgiven when the show started. Maiden was awesome.

I think most amphitheaters are built out of the way in the middle of a small town or on the outskirts somewhere. Darien Lake PAC the local amphitheater where I live shares the same property as the Darien Lake amusement park. The town is very small and is about a 30-45 minute drive from Buffalo depending on traffic and how fast you drive. It really is out where nobody exists. The whole town is basically the amusement park/amphitheater, a hotel and a few conveinence stores. The traffic situation isn't too bad getting in but like where you are, the small town just isn't built to handle the traffic when 15-20 thousand people are trying to leave a show all at once. So it takes forever to get out of there. The PAC in Saratoga Springs, NY is another example of a venue that's just off in it's own little world.

The Molson amphitheater in Toronto, Canada is also built on the outer rim of the city along the lake. It's still within the city limits but they made sure to build it away from everything else.

I'm going to Pittsburgh to see Maiden next month. I've never been to the venue before but I know it's not actually in Pittsburgh. It's actually in Burgettstown, PA which is like a half hour outside Pittsburgh.

evildeadjedi
06-24-2010, 11:27 AM
^Pretty sure Post Gazette Amphitheater is also in the middle of nowhere.

Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is the same way it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere. :lol:

Polaris/Germain Amphitheater in Lewis Center, Ohio was in the middle of nowhere, but then they built near it and currently it just sits unused.

Tower City Amphitheater in Cleveland is smack in the middle of downtown Cleveland.

idrinkwine732
06-24-2010, 11:31 AM
We have Concord Pavillion which is quite a way away from San Francisco. I'm pretty sure Iron Maiden uses it because it is close enough to draw from the East Bay, San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento.

TonyD
06-24-2010, 11:39 AM
The Shoreline is actually in a well populated area, right next to where Google's headquarters are. Maiden, Rush and Priest have played Concord the past few times around because it's cheaper to book, slightly smaller, and Maiden does because the Shoreline doesn't have a pit.

idrinkwine732
06-24-2010, 11:42 AM
Looks like you took Tidal Wave out of your sig...

daimonos
06-24-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm going to Pittsburgh to see Maiden next month. I've never been to the venue before but I know it's not actually in Pittsburgh. It's actually in Burgettstown, PA which is like a half hour outside Pittsburgh.

Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere. It's probably further than half an hour from Pittsburgh too, it's not really that close.

It probably takes me about 30 min to get there going south down the highway the whole way from my house.

Depending on which way you're coming from, it'll be easier to find

ijwthstd
06-24-2010, 12:15 PM
The only way any band probably washes clothes on a tour is if the venue they're playing at has a washer/dryer there or if the hotels they're staying at have them. It's also possible they have multiple pairs of the same shirts/pants as well. If worse comes to worse and they don't get a chance to wash them they probably just spray them down with some febreeze or something:lol:

I have the 8 DVD roadie filmed Megadeth Rust In Peace tour set. At one point during the European tour, Dave and a crew member are talking about securing a washer and dryer to take on the US tour. So I guess some bands haul around washing machines with them.

powerslave_85
06-24-2010, 12:47 PM
During the "audience interaction" part of Running Free, Bruce said he bought his clothes for this tour at an army surplus store in Texas. Make sense, because his camo pants are the same style that US Army soldiers wear.

TonyD
06-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Looks like you took Tidal Wave out of your sig...

Yeah I may or may not go now
During the "audience interaction" part of Running Free, Bruce said he bought his clothes for this tour at an army surplus store in Texas. Make sense, because his camo pants are the same style that US Army soldiers wear.

That's pretty random. How was that relevant to audience interaction? :lol:

powerslave_85
06-24-2010, 02:04 PM
Well, they did the thing where they slow it down to just the bass and drum part, and he introduced the band, ranted, and had the crowd do the "I'm running free, yeah!" part at random intervals. Kind of like the version on Live After Death.

idrinkwine732
06-24-2010, 02:27 PM
Yeah I may or may not go now


That's pretty random. How was that relevant to audience interaction? :lol:

He said that about the Bobby hat he was wearing at Concord.

powerslave_85
06-24-2010, 02:34 PM
Haha, damnit, I hate when bands do the same banter at every show. He said the same thing at our show.

Sanitarium78
06-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere. It's probably further than half an hour from Pittsburgh too, it's not really that close.

It probably takes me about 30 min to get there going south down the highway the whole way from my house.

Depending on which way you're coming from, it'll be easier to find

How is it getting into the place? I was planning on trying to get there about an hour or so before the gates open.

John The Drummer
06-24-2010, 08:26 PM
I wasn't planning on going, but my friend said she had an extra ticket, so obviously I took her up on it.

What a great show, yes the traffic sucked, but oh well... it happens. My only complaint is that they should have played more classics :(

idrinkwine732
06-24-2010, 09:32 PM
they should have played more classics :(

:axe:

dualcitizenrocker
06-25-2010, 07:56 PM
I just want to throw something out there. Yesterday I was listening to my ipod and Stranger In A Strange Land came on and I thought to myself wow this song would have really fit in well with their current setlist right after TCDR. It's by no means my favorite song or the I wish they would play this song but I just thought this particular song would fit great.