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SirLardsAlot
10-31-2011, 04:44 PM
:blaze::blaze::blaze::blaze:

What a night. I am very thankful to say that after last night I have seen all three of Iron Maiden's vocalists live, which is quite a feat for a 24-year-old living in the US, and my own personal wet dream. :eek:

Ahem, anywho, it was a great night all around. Was my first time at B.B. Kings and I must say it was very nice. Nice atmosphere, it was clean, and the sound was great. I went with my girlfriend who is not a metal fan at all but she actually really enjoyed herself so it was a great time. Got there around 6:30 and stood in the floor area. A local band named Creation's End took the stage shortly after 7:00. They were okay, I couldn't take them very seriously because I thought the singer sounded like Charlie singing "Nightman" in Always Sunny. But oh well, they were good as an opener.

Then a just after 8:00, the second band, Man the Destroyer, came out. They were like some melodic deathy kinda band. Vocalist going between singing and screaming/growling, which is not my cup of tea as many of you know. But instrumentally they were pretty good, which is what I was praying for because they were also Blaze's backing band.

I forget when Blaze himself took the stage, maybe around 9? I wasn't really paying attention. But anyway he came out and started with The Brave, and I tell you, he sounded amazing. As most of you could have guessed, he sounded better than Paul doing Paul stuff when I saw him last year, and honestly I think he sounded better than Bruce does these days doing Bruce stuff. Blaze was spot on, his voice has not gotten any weaker or strained, he sounds just the same if not better. I was very impressed.

He was very interpersonal with the crowd. Took many breaks to thank the crowd so much for the support over the years, saying things like, "I know this place may not be packed, but those of you that have come out truly do mean the world to me, you are the ones that allow me to live my life." etc, he was very kind and genuine which I really enjoyed. During Voices From the Past, he knelt down on the edge of the stage and was grabbing people's hands and singing right to them. He grabbed my girlfriend's shoulder for a moment, then grabbed mine and literally pulled me in and had his arm around me and my forehead was against his shoulder. My forehead got covered in sweat, haha, it was pretty cool. No homo. And then a few songs before he finished he said that afterwards he wasn't going to go hide back in the dressing room, but instead go down to the bar to meet everyone, take pictures, and sign things. It was really cool.

And a side note... he's bald! And his sideburns were white! I'm so used to: :blaze: I was shocked!

So all in all it was a great night! The setlist was pretty awesome too!


1. The Brave
2. Futureal
3. Lord of the Flies
4. When Two Worlds Collide
5. Voices From the Past
6. The Launch
7. Steel
8. Killing Machine
9. Virus
10. Look for the Truth
11. Kill and Destroy
12. Blood and Belief
13. Man on the Edge
14. Manhunt
15. Robot
16. The Clansman

-- ENCORE --

17. Stare at the Sun
18. I Like it Hot


After the show, he went down to the bar and I hopped in the line/crowd to meet him. Ran in to Maideneer and we chatted for a while, it was cool to meet him after all these years. I think I saw SomewhereInTime72 while the floor was emptier for the openers, but I was afraid to approach him because I am very shy and would have been very embarrassed if it wasn't him haha. So Dylan if that was you, I'm sorry. :-P

Here's some pictures:

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His fly was open the whole show. I figured it was best to not point it out to him.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/304044_2108783762620_1336350007_31860922_147839234 4_n.jpg


With Maideneer.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/390652_2108783962625_1336350007_31860923_126321754 3_n.jpg


With the legend himself.

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Maideneer with Blaze.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/315822_2108785002651_1336350007_31860927_198982049 2_n.jpg


I brought all my Blaze / Blaze-era Maiden CD's but I didn't want to be greedy and take up time so I just had him sign two.

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DethMaiden
10-31-2011, 05:05 PM
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
THE ANGER AND THE PAIN
OF ALL THOSE WHO REMAIN
TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
WHO WILL BE LEFT ALIVE?
THERE'S NOWHERE TO HIDE
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
THE ANGER THE PAIN
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
*widdly widdly woo*


So jealous, dude. :bliss:

SirLardsAlot
10-31-2011, 05:07 PM
Haha yeah man it was sweet! You should have made your trip out here earlier! :-P

Kapper
10-31-2011, 06:27 PM
His fly was open the whole show. I figured it was best to not point it out to him.

HAHAHAHA! Oh dear!

Maidenmagic
10-31-2011, 06:31 PM
I wish Maiden would play virus. Underrated, excellent song with some of their best lyrics.

Maiden33
10-31-2011, 06:40 PM
A local band named Creation's End took the stage shortly after 7:00. They were okay, I couldn't take them very seriously because I thought the singer sounded like Charlie singing "Nightman" in Always Sunny. But oh well, they were good as an opener.

...but Creation's End are awesome. Also, while most of the guys do live in the NYC area, lead guitarist Marco Sfogli is from Italy, and they do have an album out on a legit label with distribution all over the world. Also, that singer you're making fun of is Mike Dimeo (ex-Riot, ex-Masterplan) - one of my favorite vocalists. :lol:



1. The Brave
2. Futureal
3. Lord of the Flies
4. When Two Worlds Collide
5. Voices From the Past
6. The Launch
7. Steel
8. Killing Machine
9. Virus
10. Look for the Truth
11. Kill and Destroy
12. Blood and Belief
13. Man on the Edge
14. Manhunt
15. Robot
16. The Clansman

-- ENCORE --

17. Stare at the Sun
18. I Like it Hot

Meh. I guess I shouldn't be bitching because I ended up missing the show, but in the end this setlist makes me a little less angry. Only doing 1 song from Tenth Dimension? Failure. He should've done Sign of the Cross instead of The Clansman, dumped some of the Wolfsbane stuff, and done The Tenth Dimension, Speed of Light, and Born as a Stranger instead. Also, swap out the title track of Blood and Belief with Ten Seconds. At least he played Stare at the Sun though. That's the ultimate gem of his solo catalog.

Maiden33
10-31-2011, 06:42 PM
I wish Maiden would play virus. Underrated, excellent song with some of their best lyrics.

It's awesome and underrated the way Blaze plays it, as heard on "As Live as it Gets". The original studio version is pretty rough. About a minute too long with a lot of sloppy performances and missed opportunities.

Awesome Blaze version here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA1Bc0vbCM4

powerslave_85
10-31-2011, 07:11 PM
Yeah, Blaze's version is a million times better.

Sounds like an awesome time, Lards! He seems like a pretty cool guy who's genuinely grateful to his fans.

Travis The Dragon
10-31-2011, 07:54 PM
Thanks so much for the review and set!

SirLardsAlot
10-31-2011, 08:52 PM
Haha he loved the fact that the crowd would do the "Ooooohh, ooooohh'"s along to the melodies without him having to start it.


Looks like someone uploaded some videos from last night:

Futureal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bLtgfqt8OQ
Lord of the Flies - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGgaOFhUXuU

The other ones he's uploaded are poor quality sound.




@ Jeff - Haha sorry :-P He was able to pull out some pretty impressive notes, but sometimes I thought he sounded funny.

Robert
10-31-2011, 10:15 PM
Looks like you had a great time!
Was planning to go last minute, but something came up.

Would have loved to hear Clansman!

FREEDOOOOOOOOOOOMM!

IrritatedTrout
11-01-2011, 01:58 AM
So pissed I didn't get to see this in Virginia. My only consolation is that that set has waaay too much Wolfsbane stuff and not enough Blaze solo stuff. The Maiden picks are great though.

Maiden33
11-01-2011, 07:17 AM
@ Jeff - Haha sorry :-P He was able to pull out some pretty impressive notes, but sometimes I thought he sounded funny.

Fair enough. Truth be told the only live performance of Dimeo's I've heard is Riot's "Shine On" live album, and even though I love him, I don't think he sounds that great on that - and that was a good 12 years ago, so I would buy that his live performances aren't the greatest these days.

GASTONCAPO666
11-01-2011, 09:01 AM
inded at was at the show and yes..VIRUS was fucking awesome!!!!! DREAM COME TRUE to actually hear it LIVE .. amazing show..great night!! blaze is the messiah!!

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
11-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Nice. A couple of Wolfsbane tunes. I may just have to go.

Maidenmagic
11-01-2011, 11:18 AM
Live version of Virus is good but the original, slower version resonates with me more. Has more feeling. And I missed the choir effect, but I can understand that not being replicated live.

SomewhereInTime72
11-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Awwwweeeeeeesoooooome show. Blaze is the messiah for sure. :blaze:

Also lards I misremembered what you looked like so I do remember seeing you and thinking "i don't think that's him" :lol: :lol: This was partly due to me feeling pretty shitty from the cold my sister gave me the day before (worst trip home ever haha), my head was a little unfocused to say the least :tongue:. Blaze was worth it though.

SirLardsAlot
11-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Next time we'll meet up. :-P

RunSilentRunDeep
11-01-2011, 09:56 PM
I was at this show too and had such a good time. Blaze is hands down one of the nicest, most humble, positive and appreciative singers I have ever seen. He was very inspiring throughout the night and really made me leave all my stresses and worries at the door and just enjoy the heck out of this night. I truly loved hearing "Blood and Belief" as its one of my favorite metal songs. Could not have asked for better Maiden picks either. I really hope he makes it back to these shores again.

ravenheart
11-02-2011, 04:14 AM
With the legend himself.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/375428_2108784642642_1336350007_31860925_121284220 0_n.jpg

I still find your photo-face hilarious ;)

SirLardsAlot
11-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Hahah I know, I hate having my picture taken. I used to never smile open-mouthed but now I do... but I smile too hard sometimes, especially when meeting legends! :-P :blaze: