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PowerMaiden
11-21-2004, 05:53 PM
Prelude :

The very first time I ever heard of Iron Maiden was the moment I arrived in high school. It was September of 1983. I arrived at this huge H.S. where I saw lots of metalheads with Maiden T-shirt. I was really intrigued by all these cool dudes proudly wearing these shirts with a kind of human monster on it. I didn’t even know what Iron Maiden was until somebody told me it’s a musical band or to be more precise, a heavy metal band. I wasn’t into music at all in those days; I was more into sports, more into hockey. I wasn’t aware that all that was going to change…

So after a while in high school, after hearing these guys’ never ending stories about how good Iron Maiden was, I was getting more and more intrigued by this band and their mascot. So after one guy explained to me the whole thing about them and Eddie, one day, I bought my first record ever. I wanted to have the nicest cover art that they had so I took ‘’The Number Of The Beast’’ on 4 track cassette because we didn’t even had a turntable at home. So once in my room on my small radio, I started it and then I immediately saw the light hehehe….and I almost knew right there that my life would never be the same again.

I mean; Invaders \ Children Of The Damned \ The Prisoner \ 22 Acacia Avenue \ The Number Of The Beast \ Run To The Hills \ Gangland \ Hallowed Be Thy Name it doesn’t get any better than this. The Goosebumps, the aggression, the melodies, the riffs, the vocals, the whole mood of the album, that was it!!
So after that, I managed to get a hand on the 3 other offerings that they had at this moment. Piece Of Mind (almost as good as Beast I thought), the first album and Killers , 4 great records.

It was now maybe January or February of 1984, when one guy at school told me they had come to Montreal in September on the World Piece Tour. Damn I thought!! , I missed them. But nevertheless, every night in my bedroom it was Maiden full blast. With my tennis racket as a guitar, I was Dave Murray or Steve Harris on bass. Sometimes with a false mic, I was Bruce. Man I loved them…

At the end of the summer of 1984 , I heard their single ‘’2 Minutes To Midnight’’ playing on a regular basis on CHOM FM, a Montreal radio station, It was the glory days of metal, I mean veterans like Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Scorpions, and Deep Purple along with new recruit like Motley Crue, Accept or Twisted Sister were playing all the time on radio, and of course, the new kings of metal : Iron Maiden were playing a lot too on this local radio.

So I was amazed by this song and the day ‘’Powerslave’’ came out I immediately got a hand on it. WOW!!! :drool:What an album again I thought. With 11:58, it was the title track, Aces High and the master of all epic songs ‘’Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’’ that caught my attention. I think I listened to this album exclusively for 6 months. I was in love, that’s it, Iron Maiden was my love!!



On my Way to Nov 27 th


So in the autumn of 1984 I heard that Iron Maiden were going to play at the Montreal Forum ( hockey’s world wide most famous rink) on November 27 th and the opening act was going to be Twisted Sister a great band at this point in time too, although I had a bit of trouble with the makeup and Pink colors they were wearing. But I didn’t even care about the opening act (I still don’t) it was Iron Maiden we were talking about. This concert was expected by my high school mates and me to be the concert of the decade nothing less…

So I went to buy the tickets the day after they came out, I was young, it was my first concert, I didn’t know at the time how getting tickets really worked. So when the lady told me there were only tickets left in the Blue section (near the roof) I thought, Man already, are they popular or what !! Anyway my friend and I bought them, that’s the most important thing, WE HAVE OUR TICKETS TO SEE IRON MAIDEN!!!! :rockdevil


Every cool guy at school was going to that concert; we talked about it for weeks and weeks. Discussing what the stage would look like, what songs they would play etc..etc..
The More and more Nov 27 th was approaching I would have trouble finding sleep….dreaming of the moment I would finally see Steve, Bruce, Dave, Nicko and Adrian jumping on stage …Damn I was looking forward to this day.


Concert Day !!


Finally November 27 th 1984 arrived, but I had a day at school to get through before hitting the forum, what a never ending day it was. The teachers were talking and I almost couldn’t hear what was coming out of their mouths as I was dreaming about the concert. It’s tonight Man!!!! Maiden!! Everybody at school was hyped, it wasn’t just any day, and you could sense it. Me and my friend were all ready to go, everything was planned his father was going to bring us there, we would eat at McDonald’s, go to the show, and my friend’s father would pick us up after the show.

Every thing was well planned we thought….

But when I arrived home that afternoon a drama was going on… My aunt had heard over the radio that there was a death at the Iron Maiden concert the night before in Québec city. So she’d called my mom to tell her not let me go there. She didn’t know what had happened she just associated DEATH and IRON MAIDEN. The real story was that a drunken\stoned guy who had a weak leg due to a car accident fell off a balcony during Maiden’s set. He fell to the ground right between seats. He died instantly.

So my mom told me this, and she called my father (don’t forget, at the time I was only 13 !!!) who was at work to tell him the story. No need to say that it was one of the most important phone calls of my life. But fortunately for me, he told her to let me go because he knew how much I loved them (Fathers know…) and he thought that I would never forgive them if they wouldn’t let me go…

He was right about that !!!

Pffffffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww !!!

I called my friend and told him, let’s go !!!!



Entering The Temple

We arrived downtown Montreal near the venue (the Forum) that afternoon and I was so impressed by the tons of people there, just waiting for it to happen, ready to rock. For a young teenager like me it was almost like I was becoming a man hehehe…After a good Big Mac and some fries :bigsmile: :edwink: :dorky:;) the doors of the Forum opened and we entered. WOW !!! Let’s go see the T-Shirts man, I told my friend, Yeah he told me, so we were in a line -up for T-shirts and at one point, after I was watching everywhere to not miss anything, I turned around and my friend had disappeared. I couldn’t see him, nowhere. Fuck!!! Where is he ?…I was really starting to get nervous after a good 10 minutes without him. When he finally arrived looking all stressed out. He told me that the security guys confiscated his studs & leather bracelet. He was so proud of this bracelet. It was the same that Brucey had in the NOTB days… But they told him that he could go get it back after the show.

So after buying a T-shirt and a tour program (both for about 20 bucks !!) we entered the temple…Amazing to see these legions of Maiden fans with leather jackets, some with studs on their leather wrist bracelet :eyes: most of them wearing Maiden T shirts. We were 15,000 rockers on this cold November night. The Forum was sold out a week after the tickets were on sale. Another cool thing was the home made banners that fans had made showing all kinds of Eddies with the famous ‘’Iron Maiden’’ letters. Really cool.

As more and more people were getting in; I realized that the show was going to start any minute. So the lights went out and Dee Snider and his band Twisted Sister were on stage, WOW, I was really amazed to see 15,000 fists in the air and the same amount of people responding ‘’Rock’’ to their ‘’I Wanna Rock’’ anthem. Another good song at that time was ‘’We’re Not Gonna Take It’’ that young punks of my age enjoyed a lot. People were having fun, yes, but nobody was there for Twisted Sister. So as soon as their set ended, the banners for Maiden reappeared and the famous ‘’Maiden!!...Maiden!!....Maiden!!...’’ chant was echoed everywhere…

So the road crew started to dissemble TS drum kit and little stage. We could see from where I was sitting some parts of Maiden stage…And it looked spectacular judging it only from the little part I could see. We could sense the tension in the place , cause we were only minutes before Maiden. The chants were constantly heard until the lights went off…

‘’Maiden!!...Maiden!!....Maiden!!...’’



The Concert





Lights go off, everybody stands up, rare will be the people that will sit down again during the evening. Here go the « Maiden !!!...Maiden!!!...Maiden !!!... » chant, but this time it’s with real power. Walls are shaking ! The William Churchill speech is now barely audible and at the same time I can notice this amazing stage. The Egyptian concept of the album is present everywhere. 2 footbridge are behind Nicko’s drumkit and are going all the way to the front of the stage on each side. A carpet with the colors and theme of the pyramid is on the floor.Egyptians inscriptions are present almost in every little space that is available on the stage. And there’s this huge painting representing the inside of the pyramid behind Nicko’s drum. Really spectacular !!!

The beginning of ‘’Aces High’’ is now on, after a big pyrotechnic explosion, Dave, Steve and Adrian are rushing their entrance on stage, as Bruce arrives a few seconds later just in time for his « There Goes The Siren That Warns of The Air Raid… ». The chorus « Run / Live To Fly \ Fly To Live \ Do Or Die » sang by 15 000 people gives me goosebumps everywhere, for a young recruit like me, I was thrilled. What a night I have ahead of me !!!

After the usual « Bonsoir Montréal », the band jumped right into the rock hit of the moment ; ‘’2 Minutes To Midnight’’ with that brillant ’’riff’’ that seems to have come straight out of hell. The music is sublime and the band plays tight, really tight, no frills or gimmicks just strait out heavy metal, Maiden style hehehe… ‘’Go To War Again \ Blood Is Freedom Stain \ Don’t You pray For My Soul Anymoooooore’’… People are going nuts and with the next song there will be even more madness in the crowd…

As Bruce introduces, ’Bonsoir Montreal ça vas ?!!, c’est bon pour vous ce soir oui !?!… une chanson de l’album ‘’Piece Of Mind’’ …l’histoire d’un jeune soldat anglais’’ everything in an impeccable french; ‘’The Trooper’’ is coming to do damage amongst the headbangers around me. ‘’You’ll take My Life But I’ll Take Yours Too !!!’’magic sentence in the book of heavy metal….These dual guitar bridges and exchange of solos is what made Maiden different from all other bands, with the voice of their lead singer, and the talent of their bassit and…hehehe…

After that, 2 more offerings from ‘’Piece Of Mind’’ two of the best, as Bruces introduce the first one :’’une chanson au sujet de le dieux…ou peut être du diable…’’ ‘’Revelations’’ with the light show moving and Bruce coming with his guitar during the instrumental part of the song and making the crowd scream between the guitar riffs. And ‘’Flight Of Icarus’’ another great classic ‘’Flight \ On Your Way \ Like An Eagle \ Fly As High As The Sun’’ .

And then, time stops and Bruce presents to us; « une chanson du nouvel album, qui dure 13 minutes de longueur’’, it’s the ’Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’’ in all it’s splendor that makes it’s apparition, the guys are doing great again on this one. The Samuel Taylor Coleridge narration in the softer part of the song (in the middle) bring the 2 triangles of light moving again, this time, it went down about 5 feet over the musicians and that, with a thick smoke surrounding them up to the waiste (Bruce has now retreated backstage in order to get back his strenght), the result is amazing, we are now on a ship in high water !! WOW !!! :drool: :drool: :drool:And then, everything takes it’s place back for the last part of the song where we see Bruce back under a thunder of pyros. The smoke dissapears and the boys finish the song strong. The highlight of the show ? Not really, there’s more hehehe…

We now get the superb instrumental ‘’Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)’’ with a solo from my favourite guitar player Dave Murray.

After that, Maiden starts off ‘’Powerslave’’ (with another devilish ‘’riff’’), Amazing I thought, but during the first verse (Into The Abyss I Fall \ The Eye Of Orus \ Into The Eyes Of The Night \ Watching Me Go\ Green Is The Cat’s Eye That Glow \ In His Temple \ Enter The Risen Osiris \ Risen Again) we hear Bruce singing but we don’t see him, nowhere on stage, where is he ?
He now reappears on the right side of Nicko on the footbrige inside an 8 feet high circle of fire !!! And went with his ‘’Tell Me why I had to be a Powerslave…’’ part. WOW again !!! :drool:Masked with the pharao mask. Really as a first concert, I was blessed. Then during the instrumental part of the song, along with Davey’s magnificient solo, EDDIE !!! , the real one, the 3 meters tall, mummified, is coming to pay us a visit and immediatly starts a fight with Bruce. Another great moment in the history of rock ! WOW Again !!!

The night wouldn’t be complete without a good rendition of their masterpiece album ‘’The Number Of The Beast’’ , well, when the always magic intro of


Woe To You
Oh Earth And See
For The Devil
Sends The Beast With Wrath
Because He Knows The Time Is Short

Let Him Who Had Understanding
Reckon The Number Of The Beast
For It Is A Human Number

It’s Number is Six hundred And Sixty Six…




…Started, I really knew that something special was happening, everybody chanting along with Bruce the 6 6 6 part with their index and little finger in the air !!! Then ‘’Hallowed Be Thy Name’’ came on, with Steve’s troubling and magnificient lyrics. The best song ever recorded, nothing less. Bruce again on the footbridge bringing us in the head of a death row prisoner…oufff….I think I cried at this moment but not sure…They rounded up this trio with ‘’22 Acacia Avenue’’ another jewel from ‘’The Number Of The Beast’’ .

It’s now time for ‘’Iron Maiden’’ to come close this amazing set. To start off the song there is a huge EDDIE’s head in bronze in the back of the stage. And, in the middle of the song, this head splits in two and a giant EDDIE came up from the back, he was moving and pointing at us. At the end of the song two pyrotechnic explosions came out of his eyes. Bruce said his « bonsoir Montréal, a la prochaine ». The crowd wants more and screaaaaaam for it…


The encores will see the essential ‘’Run To The Hills’’, ‘’Running Free’’ with Bruce splitting the crowd in two, and make us sing, to see if the left side is louder than the right one. And ‘’Sanctuary’’ to end this magic night that I will always remember…




Setlist:


1. Intro (Churchill’s Speach)
2. Aces High
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. The Trooper
5. Revelations
6. Flight Of Icarus
7. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
8. Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) \ Guitar solo
9. Powerslave
10. The Number Of The Beast
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. 22 Acacia Avenue
13. Iron Maiden

Encores :

14. Run To The Hills
15. Running Free
16. Sanctuary




Feel free to come on a special VIRTUAL CONCERT to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of that show that will be held next SUNDAY NOV 28 TH at 9:00 pm eastern north american time in the Iron Maiden Bulletin board


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

es156
11-21-2004, 06:15 PM
Awesome story man! Thanks! I was a freshman in high school in '84 and could not get enough Maiden. Unfortunately, I was unable to catch the Powerslave tour and have regretted it ever since.


:metal:

hot_turkey_ed
11-21-2004, 09:48 PM
This is one of the best posts that I've ever read. I'm going to sticky it for a while. This is one of the moments that make the time and money I expended on this site worthwhile. :horns:

WorldSlavery82
11-22-2004, 03:08 PM
:party: :rockdevil Amazing :party: :rockdevil

PowerMaiden
11-22-2004, 05:02 PM
This is one of the best posts that I've ever read. I'm going to sticky it for a while. This is one of the moments that make the time and money I expended on this site worthwhile. :horns:

Thank you Hot Turkey,

I hope to see you on my virtual gig next sunday, plus, feel free to come visit my thread about The World Slavery tour in the Maiden Talk, so far it also became a ''My First Maiden experience thread'', but nevertheless, really cool :

http://www.ironmaiden.org/showthread.php?t=25513


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

hot_turkey_ed
11-22-2004, 05:46 PM
Thank you Hot Turkey,

I hope to see you on my virtual gig next sunday, plus, feel free to come visit my thread about The World Slavery tour in the Maiden Talk, so far it also became a ''My First Maiden experience thread'', but nevertheless, really cool :

http://www.ironmaiden.org/showthread.php?t=25513


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

Unfortunately, Bouville and I will laying down the Law (from our seats, of course) to Metallica in San Jose at their last show for this tour. Otherwise, you know I would be there. :horns:

PowerMaiden
11-22-2004, 07:03 PM
Unfortunately, Bouville and I will laying down the Law (from our seats, of course) to Metallica in San Jose at their last show for this tour. Otherwise, you know I would be there. :horns:

Too bad (for us :D) , have a great time at the Metallica gig, like I said to ADD, depending on the setlist you may have a fantastic time there. When I saw them in Montreal, they played 5 MOP songs, so no need to say I had a sore neck for a couple of days after the show..hehehe..



Cheers !!
powerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-27-2004, 06:24 PM
Exactly 20 years ago, around this time, 8:30 p.m.

IRON MAIDEN KICKED MY ASS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, RIGHT AT THIS TIME !!!


:chug: :drool: :devilfing :rockdevil

aaahhhhhhhh the memories....


Up The Fucking Irons !!!!


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 05:51 PM
The 21 st anniversary of that magical night is next sunday. And for a celebration of it I will do a virtual show on the Québecers thread http://www.ironmaiden.org/showthread.php?t=73196&page=1&pp=10 in the IMBB. so feel free to come & party next sunday night, but if you want to party right now, I'm gonna do a rehearsal, right here in 10 minutes, get your Maiden cd's !!!



Cheers !!
PowerMaiden


Up The Irons

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Intro tape played a 50 % of the P.A. capacity Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)


Cheers !!!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:04 PM
Lights go off…



1. Churchill’s Speech \ ACES HIGH
Out Of The Silent Planet single ( Live Ed Hunter '99)




Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

KerryKingsBeard
11-22-2005, 06:07 PM
1. Intro (Churchill’s Speach)
2. Aces High
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. The Trooper
5. Revelations
6. Flight Of Icarus
7. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
8. Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) \ Guitar solo
9. Powerslave
10. The Number Of The Beast
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. 22 Acacia Avenue
13. Iron Maiden

Encores :

14. Run To The Hills
15. Running Free
16. Sanctuary



Rather short, no? :wtf:

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:10 PM
(right into) 2. WHERE EAGLES DARE
Murders In Toronto, Aug. 3 rd 2005



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:12 PM
Rather short, no? :wtf:

it was the regular north american set, and most of the time, 22 wasn't even there




Cheers !
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:16 PM
Bruce:’’ Welcome Metalsetlists.com !!! To Your…


… Purgatoryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeaaa aaaaaaahhhh !!! ’’


3. PURGATORY
Firenze, Italy Oct 28 th, 1981



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:20 PM
Bruce:’’ Scream For Me B.B. !!!!! FUCKING SCREAAAAAAAAAMMM FOR ME Metalsetlists !!!!!!!!!..........Ok, une petite exception, nous voyageons jusqu’au nouveau siècle…

…le grand retour de Iron Maiden….année 2000…

…The Ghost Of The Navigatooooooooooooooor !!!’’



4. GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR
Rock In Rio



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:26 PM
Bruce:’’ Hey !!!!!!!!……………How is it going Metalsetlists.com… 21 ans dépassé…

…1984…


…il y avait sold out shows both in Montreal and Québec city at the end of November..hehehe……que de bon souvenir il est pour nous…


…nous jouont ce soir des chansons de cette période du World Slavery tour…

…avec quelques surprises peut être….

……..…so I hope that you’ll have fun tonight remembering those magic moments for those who had witnessed them ……………and for those who didn’t, well , enjoy tonight’s gig……………….because WE’RE BACK MOTHERFUCKERS !!!!!!!!!!!…………………………………….WE’ RE BACK !!!!…”


5. BACK IN THE VILLAGE
‘’Powerslave’’ Studio Album



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:31 PM
Bruce:’’ ……………………..A song that ….sadly for us human beings…..still after 20 years…. has not aged one bit….I think that man will never learn of their past mistakes and will always try to find answers in Wars………………………….…Here’s 2 Minutes To Midnight !!!!!……………””


6. 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Live After Death


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:37 PM
Bruce:’’ If you should be down in the east end of London, you might want to visit this very popular place…we first advertised it in 1982…For all I know it’s still there……the adress is……at Twenty two !!!!

… ACACIA !!!...


…AVENUE !!!!!....’’


7. 22 ACACIA AVENUE
Waldrock festival, Bergum, Holland, June 21 st, 2003


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:45 PM
Bruce:’’ A song about a young gentlement who goes out a night with a knife or maybe an axe…….MIND’S YOUR BACK IT’S CALL KILLERS !!!!!!…………’’


8. KILLERS
Beast Over Hammersmith


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:52 PM
Bruce:’’ Un petit retour sur les Early Days Québec !!! Quel accueil ce fut de votre part le 16 juillet dernier !!! Merci beaucoup pour ça…

…vraiment !!!...merci…


,,,, Here’s Another Life my friends !!!!’’


9. ANOTHER LIFE
Beast Over Hammersmith



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:54 PM
Bruce:’’ De retour sur l’album Powerslave maintenant………….……une autre chanson que nous n’avions pas joué en 1984…………………but tonight…………………is the night………………………………………check out for the…Flash Of The Blade… hehehe….


…Let’s go Davey !!!’’




10. FLASH OF THE BLADE
‘’Powerslave’’ Studio Album


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 06:58 PM
Bruce:’’ The Troopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrr YEAH !!!!!..’’


11. THE TROOPER
Live After Death


Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:03 PM
12. HALLOWED BE THY NAME \ OVATION
Montreal, August 3 rd, 2003



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:14 PM
Oooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!



Heheheheheheeheheheheheeee….

13. POWERSLAVE
The Wicker Man single, (live Ed Hunter tour '99)



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:21 PM
Bruce:’’ Vous êtes toujour ici Metalsetlists, You are with me right ?!?!

ok, here is an off era surprise for you...

…Infinite Dreams !!’’


14. INFINITE DREAMS
BBC Archives, Donington ‘88

Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:29 PM
Bruce:’’ Ok , time for some serious business now…..another song that we didn’t played live since 1987….and it wasn’t played for a really really good reason………, it’s the longest song of the Iron Maiden catalogue….., therefore, if we wanted to play it we’d have to chop 3 songs from our shows. So no way we said……….well, Steve said……hehehe….


….But tonight is another story …….a Virtual show, let’s not forget it, gives us all the freedom we want !!.....so this concert is a celebration of the World Slavery Tour, well, it’s impossible not to include it in the set….

…from Powerslave, let’s welcome back ……The RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER !!!!!!...’’



15. RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
Live After Death



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:41 PM
Bruce:’’ Scream For Me B.B. !?!.....SCREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMM FOR ME B.B” !!!!!!.............The Iron Maiden …..


16. IRON MAIDEN
Dynamo Open Air festival Nijmegen, Holland, June 3 rd, 2000

Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:47 PM
Encores 1



17. CAUGHT SOMEHWHERE IN TIME
‘’Somewhere In Time’’ studio album

Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 07:54 PM
WOE TO YOU
OH EARTH AND SEA
FOR THE DEVIL SENDS
THE BEAST WITH WRATH
BECAUSE HE KNOWS
THE TIME IS SHORT

LET HIM WHO HATH UNDERSTANDING
RECKON THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

FOR IT IS A HUMAN NUMBER
IT’S NUMBER IS SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX…





18. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
Aces High single (live Dortmund, December 18 th 1983)



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 08:00 PM
Bruce:” Heeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy everybody….thank you very much……..what a night !!!! great memories……


…let me introduce you to my friends tonight…

On guitar , a man who wasn’t with us a time time, but did great since he’s in the band… Mr. Janick Gers !!!!...

….Guitars also, Mr. Happy face, Dave Murray !!!!...

…and the 3 rd amigo of the 6 strings ….Adrian Smith !!!...

…on drums crazy Nicko McBrain !!!...

…and last…………….. but certainly not least, on bass guitar, the man without whom….




…. Mr. Steve Harris !!!....

…let’s go with one of the songs from the first album that did really good for us….one of you guys favourite…..The Phantom Of The Opera !!!!....”


19. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Live After Death



Cheers !!!
PowerMaiden

PowerMaiden
11-22-2005, 08:03 PM
Goodnight, almost 23 years of Maiden addiction, 21 years of Maiden concert :666:


Cheers to me !!

PowerMaiden


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MetalDrummer888
11-22-2005, 08:55 PM
Lucky bastard . . . i wasnt alive for any of maiden's big tours, so now im stuck with the bullshit we got at ozzfest :mad:

MetalDrummer888
11-22-2005, 09:03 PM
damn if only i had been alive . . *sniff sniff*

no pyro, no huge stage shows, no frequent tours . . . damnit :mad:

PowerMaiden
11-23-2005, 09:13 AM
oufff the :drinking: :realchug: was good last night, what a concert I had, setlist was:

INTRO - Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)
1. CHURCHILL’S SPEECH \ ACES HIGH
2. WHERE EAGLES DARE
3. PURGATORY
4. GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR
5. BACK IN THE VILLAGE
6. 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
7. 22 ACACIA AVENUE
8. KILLERS
9. ANOTHER LIFE
10. FLASH OF THE BLADE
11. THE TROOPER
12. HALLOWED BE THY NAME \ OVATION (Montreal ’03)
13. POWERSLAVE
14. INFINITE DREAMS
15. RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
16. IRON MAIDEN

Encore

17. CAUGHT SOMEWHERE IN TIME
18. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
19. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA


Up The Fucking Irons !!!


Cheers !!
PowerMaiden

ADD
11-23-2005, 12:19 PM
Goodnight, almost 23 years of Maiden addiction, 21 years of Maiden concert :666:


Cheers to me !!

PowerMaiden


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PowerMaiden
11-23-2005, 06:21 PM
SUNDAY NIGHT, 9:55 pm EASTERN TIME IN THERE: http://www.ironmaiden.org/showthread.php?t=73196&page=1&pp=10



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PRESENTS


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WORLD SLAVERY TOUR
21 st ANNIVERSARY
VIRTUAL CONCERT




Commandité par:

Labatt Blue
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Yoda

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WITH MAIDEN2K on the camera, don't miss it !!




Cheers !!
PowerMaiden

ADD
11-23-2005, 07:17 PM
I'll try to attend:D

PowerMaiden
11-23-2005, 07:44 PM
You better get your virtual tickets fast, they're selling like hot bread :p


Cheers !!
PowerMaiden

ADD
11-23-2005, 08:21 PM
You better get your virtual tickets fast, they're selling like hot bread :p


Cheers !!
PowerMaiden
Hot bread:drool: I think I love that almost as much as I love Iron Maiden:D

PowerMaiden
11-27-2005, 04:46 PM
21 YEARS AGO I WAS AT THE OLD MONTREAL FORUM WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN !!!


Nov 27 1984 !

Join the party in the IMBB Québecers thread in 2 hours and 10 minutes, VIRTUAL SHOW !!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

HECHO EN MEXICO
11-28-2005, 07:38 PM
FIRST OF ALL LET ME SAY NICE REVIEW POWER MAIDEN.
(GLAD TO SEE YOU DID NOT HALF ASSED IT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE IN THIS BB DO At TIMES)
I THINK VIRTUAL SHOWS ARE A WASTE OF TIME BUT IF YOULIKE TO RE LIVE GREAT MOMENTS IN ROCK HISTORY ALL THE POWER TO YA.

I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU NEVER GOT INTO PRIEST!

JUDAS PRIEST HAS HUGE IN THE 80'S AND AT TIMES EVEN MORE POPULAR THAN MAIDEN., PLUS IN THE 90'S (PAINKILLER ERA) priest PLAYED ROCK IN RIO 2 WITH MEGADETH, GUNS N ROSES, IN THE SAME WEEK!
& HAD PANTERA/MEGADETH/TESTAMENT OPEN FOR THEM (ALSO DURRING THE PAINKILLER TOUR)

PowerMaiden
11-28-2005, 08:26 PM
Glad You liked my review

I love Virtual shows, listening to good music with orther people & getting drunk, what's better !!;)

I was into Judas Priest for a brief period of time ( Defenders Of The Faith \ Turbo \ Ram It Down era) I saw them twice & I liked it. I also really like Screaming For Vengeance.

But I don't like Rob's voice that much (especially his high notes), nor his stage style , sorry I,m not homophobe at all but his gay poses are absolutely frightening to me. And hated their clothes in the 80's wich I agree is irrelevant but I can't help it

As for their popularity, maybe in the states they were as popular as Maiden (wich I highly doubt) but here in Montreal they never did more than 5000 people , and Maiden crowds were almost always double than that. And I remember when I was in highschool there was like 50 Maiden t shirts for 1 Judas Priest.

I will maybe get Painkiller at Christmas


Cheers !!
PowerMaiden

JRA
11-28-2005, 08:32 PM
I will maybe get Painkiller at Christmas


Cheers !!
PowerMaiden



Warning: DO NOT listen to that album with laces in your shoes!:D

PowerMaiden
11-27-2007, 07:52 AM
23 YEARS AGO !!!





Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

JRA
11-27-2007, 09:55 AM
Warning: DO NOT listen to that album with laces in your shoes!:D


:lol:

What the hell was I smoking when I said that? and where did I get that quote from?

PowerMaiden
11-26-2009, 06:17 PM
tomorrow will be the 25 th anniversary of this magic night !





Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

mankvill
11-26-2009, 06:26 PM
tomorrow will be the 25 th anniversary of this magic night !





Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

:party:

dualcitizenrocker
11-26-2009, 06:38 PM
The Powerslave tour was my second concert I ever saw (first being Quiet Roit with Whitesnake and Kick Axe) but I feel a bit jipped, in Vancouver they didn't do 22 acacia ave. or Losfer Words. It was still an amazing tour. The east coast of Canada always gets more then the west coast...lol.

rjturtle9
11-26-2009, 06:53 PM
tomorrow will be the 25 th anniversary of this magic night !





Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

we need another maiden Virtual Show here on Metalsetlists!!!

PowerMaiden
11-26-2009, 07:04 PM
we need another maiden Virtual Show here on Metalsetlists!!!


Ok, I'll work on that :horns:


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

dualcitizenrocker
11-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Is it just me or does Maiden get more posts then any other band, but then again the greatest band ever should have the most post.

PowerMaiden
11-26-2009, 07:47 PM
looks like you answered your question correctly




Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

dualcitizenrocker
11-26-2009, 08:15 PM
I've seen maiden 3 times...powerslave, somewhere and seven suns, and the somewhere tour was my favorite for both stage show and songs. They played Phantom of the Opera and The Prisoner on this tour and I totally lost it then, one of the greatest moments of my teen years.

rjturtle9
11-27-2009, 01:16 PM
Ok, I'll work on that :horns:


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

:party:

PowerMaiden
11-27-2010, 08:14 PM
26 years ago tonight, I feel in love



Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden

Travis The Dragon
11-27-2010, 08:50 PM
That's awesome PM!

Sadly, I was only 9 and not into metal yet. I get a bit jealous when I see people saying they first became metal fans as preteens. Still, I majorly got into it in my early teens so that's still really good.

es156
11-27-2010, 09:18 PM
26 years ago tonight, I feel in love



Cheers !
Power:666:Maiden


I always love to go back and read this review again. An amazing story and an amazing time period. Up The Irons, my friend!


:powerslav



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Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
11-27-2010, 09:33 PM
9 days ago was the 26 year anniversary of my very first metal concert.

Dio w/Dokken: The Last in Line Tour, Nov 18th, 1984, Reunion Arena in Dallas.

Crionics
11-28-2010, 09:36 AM
7 days ago was the 1 year anniversary of my very first metal concert (I went to a couple of Hard Rock shows before though).

Megadeth w/Machine Head: Endgame Tour, Nov 21th, 2009 at The National in Richmond.

I've been into Hard Rock/Metal since I was 11, just never had many concert oppurtunities for awhile.

PowerMaiden
11-27-2013, 07:46 AM
29 th anniversary of that magic 1 st show :)


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

JRA
11-27-2013, 08:06 AM
:lol:

What the hell was I smoking when I said that? and where did I get that quote from?

8 years later, I still want to know the answer to this question.

PowerMaiden
11-27-2013, 08:14 AM
so you and NeilPeartjr are the same dude !!! :eek: what happened to him ??? :edwink:

good times !


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Wrecking Crew
11-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Just saw this thread for the first time, great review. We must be the same age, I discovered Maiden in 1984 when a friend of mine got the Powerslave record and he didn't have a record player, his mom bought him the wrong format. I recorded it onto cassette for him and listened to it while I was recording it and my music world changed forever. Thanks friend's mom!

Wish I could have gone to this but I lived 90 miles from Albuquerque where all the concerts were at the time and my parents weren't near so nice as yours, PowerMaiden.

bennythedog
11-27-2013, 01:06 PM
Great story. The Powerslave show (12/21/84 at the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago) was the very first indoor show I ever saw without the P's. I remember driving 30 miles to the scalper to get our tickets that we had saved all summer to get. They were $50 for 9th row center...that was a lot for a few 14 yr olds back then but we managed to do it!!

What an absolutely amazing show. Thanks for allowing me to relive my memory as well as share your awesome memory too!!

JRA
11-28-2013, 08:34 AM
so you and NeilPeartjr are the same dude !!! :eek: what happened to him ??? :edwink:

good times !


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

I changed my name out of shame for not being a very good neilpeartjr, i.e. I more or less stopped playing drums.