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Div
03-16-2007, 11:37 AM
(copy from other thread)


I found this on Last.fm, I didn't write this review but it's got the setlist.

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Iron Maiden in Athens - 11 March 2007
12. Mδr. 2007, 20:04, von mimine101


Here goes, this is my first review ever and I'm really not good with these things but I'll do my best.

Iron Maiden were playing at the Hellinikon Indoor Basketball Arena. The venue had changed from another quite smaller former Olympic games stadium and judging by how full Hellinikon ended up being I'd say they could have easily moved it somewhere even bigger. Hellinikon Basketball Arena has the capacity of about 14,500 spectators and that's seated. sure, the seats behind the stage weren't used but everywhere else you looked there were people, standing on the "mosh pit" which looked crowded to the point of asphynxiation, sitting on the stairs, standing behind the rows of seats... they were everywhere. I'd guess around 20.000 people but it's completely arbitrary, no idea how many tickets were sold but sold out seems like an understatement for what was going on in there.

The boyfriend and I got there a little after the gates opened at 18:30 and half the stadium was already filled by the time we managed to get in. It was very cold and windy and I must say, I admire those kids who must have been there 2-3 hours earlier to be in the front of the line.

Around 20:00 the support act started. All I can say is that nepotism sucks and so does Lauren Harris. She's easy on the eyes, though, I'll give you that.

It seemed like ages before Iron Maiden came out (around 21:00, I believe). They started right away with Iron Maiden – Different World and continued with Iron Maiden – These Colours Don't Run and Iron Maiden – Brighter Than A Thousand Suns. I was getting ready mentally and I think everybody else in the stadium to listen to Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death from beginning to end. But Bruce told us that they wouldn't be playing the entire album (that got a huge cheer) then quickly added, almost apologetically that they would play some more songs from AMOLAD just some old songs too... And then he said that the next song was from 1980 (I think), actually way older than many of the kids in the audience and right away Iron Maiden – Wrathchild started. People went completely crazy! They had been singing along to the AMOLAD songs too but the oldie brought the house down!

According to last fm user creepdeath who kindly messaged me what i also think was the setlist, they continued with Iron Maiden – The Trooper and then Iron Maiden – The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (not exactly one of my faves from AMOLAD, would have preferred the Pilgrim), Iron Maiden – For The Greater Good of God (simply amazing), and then Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark, Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills and they finished with Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden.

Of course this wasn't the end. People were chanting "Maiden, Maiden" and out they came for the encore where they played Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight, Iron Maiden – The Evil That Men Do and Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name.

And then it was over at around 2 hours. It felt really awesome and like even longer than it was, to me at least. I heard some people outside complaining about the sound quality but I can't say I noticed anything, maybe one or two times but it definitely didn't take anything out for me.

Bruce's rapport with the audience was awesome and he got us to sing happy birthday to Steve Harris who I think was turning 49. He also started saying the words to Iron Maiden – Alexander the Great to give a more Greek feel to the whole thing, I guess but the audience wasn't too good at singing along and he said "Ha, you've forgotten it".

I loved the Eddies, the one who came out of a tank and the huge one who showed up later. I knew about the tank Eddie but the other one was a surprise.

So, can't think of anything else... I hope you people reading get a chance to see them in this tour, it is for a great album and they are in excellent form.

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so based on what this chick said, here's the setlist for Athens


Verknόpfungen
Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden – Different World
Iron Maiden – These Colours Don't Run
Iron Maiden – Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
Iron Maiden – Wrathchild
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Iron Maiden – The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
Iron Maiden – For The Greater Good of God
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden – Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
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Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight
Iron Maiden – The Evil That Men Do
Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden – Alexander the Great (sorta)

JRA
03-16-2007, 11:56 AM
How do you "kinda" play Alexander the Great? Was Bruce doing it accapella or something?

theclansman1114
03-16-2007, 01:06 PM
WHAT!??? What do you mean by "sorta"?????

Maiden33
03-16-2007, 01:34 PM
My guess was an outro tape on the PA.
Maiden wouldn't do that so randomly, and if they played it, they played it for real... I'm just guessing it was a PA outro.

And shame on Maiden for generifying their set list.

hot_turkey_ed
03-16-2007, 02:47 PM
How do you "kinda" play Alexander the Great? Was Bruce doing it accapella or something?

Did Bruce lead an Alexander sing along before? It was either a solo gig or a Maiden show... I can't remember.

KerryKingsBeard
03-16-2007, 03:48 PM
They should actually play Alexander The Great. And not just in Greece; at every show.

JRA
03-16-2007, 04:05 PM
They should actually play Alexander The Great. And not just in Greece; at every show.

Indeed. Somewhere In Time is becoming that sweet cheerleading girl left out in the rain by her parents after practice ends.

Div
03-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Indeed. Somewhere In Time is becoming that sweet cheerleading girl left out in the rain by her parents after practice ends.


Does her top become see through when it gets wet?

JRA
03-16-2007, 04:24 PM
Does her top become see through when it gets wet?

Goddamit! Do you wanna hear Alexander The Great played live or not?

DethMaiden
03-16-2007, 06:23 PM
I really don't like ATG.

powerslave_85
03-16-2007, 06:27 PM
They should actually play Alexander The Great. And not just in Greece; at every show.
It'd be a good time for a bathroom break, I guess.

Div
03-16-2007, 07:37 PM
Goddamit! Do you wanna hear Alexander The Great played live or not?

Of course. I mean I'd love to see To Tame A Land more than anything else, but chances of that being played live, ever, are -100000000%

hot_turkey_ed
03-16-2007, 08:46 PM
Of course. I mean I'd love to see To Tame A Land more than anything else, but chances of that being played live, ever, are -100000000%

I'm up for Piece Of Mind in order. :cool:

LET'S HEAR IT FOR QUEST FOR FIRE! :heat:

Maiden33
03-17-2007, 11:24 AM
I really don't like ATG.

I don't really like you.

Somewhere In Time is the greatest album ever made.

DethMaiden
03-17-2007, 11:32 AM
I don't really like you.

Somewhere In Time is the greatest album ever made.

:lol:

Div
03-17-2007, 11:42 AM
I think Maiden should do a tour where they play all the songs they never played before, and change the set list for every show.

Bouville
03-17-2007, 11:46 AM
LET'S HEAR IT FOR QUEST FOR FIRE! :heat:

You suck :hecho:

MetalDrummer888
03-17-2007, 01:01 PM
Somewhere in Time > All other maiden albums (except maybe Dance of Death)

they really need to play Somewhere in Time and Stranger in a Strange Land live

SomewhereInTime72
03-17-2007, 01:39 PM
I don't really like you.

Somewhere In Time is the greatest album ever made.

:party: :party: :party:

EvilCheeseWedge
03-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Somewhere in Time > All other maiden albums (except maybe Dance of Death)

they really need to play Somewhere in Time and Stranger in a Strange Land live

Why would you want to hear good songs when you can hear songs from Melodramatic Titles & Ridiculously Long Songs?
:tp:

Bouville
03-17-2007, 05:26 PM
Why would you want to hear good songs when you can hear songs from Melodramatic Titles & Ridiculously Long Songs?
:tp:

I think I should ban you just for that.

EvilCheeseWedge
03-17-2007, 05:42 PM
I think I should ban you just for that.

Wait, wait, wait, does Bouville actually like A Matter of Life And Death? :lol: :lol:

The evidence of your senility continues to mount :)

JRA
03-17-2007, 05:54 PM
Wait, wait, wait, does Bouville actually like A Matter of Life And Death? :lol: :lol:

The evidence of your senility continues to mount :)


If Bouville bans you for that, I will laugh my ass off.

EvilCheeseWedge
03-17-2007, 09:02 PM
If Bouville bans you for that, I will laugh my ass off.

:bouville:

Bouville
03-17-2007, 09:33 PM
If Bouville bans you for that, I will laugh my ass off.

You will be laughing a lot soon :allan:

EvilCheeseWedge
03-17-2007, 09:45 PM
You will be laughing a lot soon :allan:

:snivel:

JRA
03-18-2007, 06:16 AM
:bouville:


Cos it seems so unlikely for him to ban anyone based off of something involving modern day Maiden.

Maiden33
03-19-2007, 12:59 PM
I think Maiden should do a tour where they play all the songs they never played before, and change the set list for every show.

I don't know about doing all songs that've never been done live before, but I'd kill for a tour set list of songs that only got played on one or two tours...

Where Eagles Dare, The Prisoner, Judas Be My Guide, several Somewhere In Time tracks, Blood Brothers, Infinate Dreams, Still Life, etc, etc... that could be glorious.

Maiden33
03-19-2007, 01:02 PM
Why would you want to hear good songs when you can hear songs from Melodramatic Titles & Ridiculously Long Songs?
:tp:

the albums from the mid-to-late 90s as well as the newer albums are the most well-written Maiden albums musically. Their musical composition quality has been at an all-time high since Brave New World in my opinion. And as far as song titles go, "These Colours Don't Run" is better than "Hooks in You", both as a song and a title. Titles don't mean shit.

DreamEvil001
03-19-2007, 09:23 PM
the albums from the mid-to-late 90s as well as the newer albums are the most well-written Maiden albums musically. Their musical composition quality has been at an all-time high since Brave New World in my opinion. And as far as song titles go, "These Colours Don't Run" is better than "Hooks in You", both as a song and a title. Titles don't mean shit.

I agree BNW and DOD are great and much deeper than 80's Maiden, but AMOLAD was pretty melodramatic and overall boring, with a few standout moments

ADD
03-19-2007, 09:33 PM
I don't know about doing all songs that've never been done live before, but I'd kill for a tour set list of songs that only got played on one or two tours...

Judas Be My Guide

Except that one was never done live :eyes:

Maiden33
03-20-2007, 04:10 PM
Except that one was never done live :eyes:

I knew someone was going to say that. I know that. I was just saying, as far as a live rarity goes, played ever or not, it'd be fucking brilliant to hear live.

ADD
03-20-2007, 05:05 PM
I knew someone was going to say that. I know that. I was just saying, as far as a live rarity goes, played ever or not, it'd be fucking brilliant to hear live.

The only reason I pointed that out was because you specified saying songs that were only done on one or two tours........and I knew this was coming too :eyes: Maybe I should have used my omnipotence to prevent this all from happening in the first place :bouville:

Maiden33
03-20-2007, 07:13 PM
The only reason I pointed that out was because you specified saying songs that were only done on one or two tours........and I knew this was coming too :eyes: Maybe I should have used my omnipotence to prevent this all from happening in the first place :bouville:

haha yeah, I know, my bad, I should've said "songs that were either played live only on a few tours or never at all"... no sense in even a friendly arguement over words.

MetalDrummer888
03-20-2007, 07:18 PM
Why would you want to hear good songs when you can hear songs from Melodramatic Titles & Ridiculously Long Songs?
:tp:

i dont get it :eyes:

sylpriest
03-20-2007, 07:42 PM
I want Priest and Maiden to tour and Maiden play "Judas Be My Guide" but change the lyrics to

"Judas Be My Priest":party:

Now that would be a great show:D

ADD
03-20-2007, 08:33 PM
I want Priest and Maiden to tour and Maiden play "Judas Be My Guide" but change the lyrics to

"Judas Be My Priest":party:

Now that would be a great show:D
:lol: :metal:

Bouville
03-21-2007, 01:14 PM
:snivel:

I can't ban you damn it! The system doesn't allow it :bouville:

EvilCheeseWedge
03-21-2007, 04:40 PM
I can't ban you damn it! The system doesn't allow it :bouville:
Don't blame the system. You know you love me too much to ban me :D

Bouville
03-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Don't blame the system. You know you love me too much to ban me :D

I like girls, I don't like dudes :eyes:

Besides cheese sucks :hecho: