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SirLardsAlot
06-14-2008, 11:07 PM
6 word: Best concert I've ever been to.


The attendees were myself, Ben (KillYourFace), Mike (Div), and our buddy Matt. The four of us arrived at PNC around 4:45, and the parking lots didn't open til 5, so we and hundreds of other cars just sat there waiting. We eventually got in, and we proceeded to eat the subs we got and just chill in the parking lot with other Maidenoids. The people next to us were hurling footballs with people about 150 feet away, and they kept hitting cars by accident. This went on til around 7:45 when we decided to go in. Yeah, we skipped Lauren Harris and Trivium.

Trivium finish the last song in their set as we're getting to where we want to stand (because we had lawn tickets). We got in the very center, right up against the barrier. As Trivium left the stage and the rest of Maiden's shit was being set up, the heavens let loose. Thats right, a huge thunderstorm was right on top of us the entire gig. It was incredible. Lightning striking down in the hills around the amphitheater and a torrential rain that kept up most of the time. We were absolutely drenched, but it was an awesome experience.

Maiden's set wasn't different, and they sounded absolutely incredible. The sound was perfect, and they were all on top of their game. Not much to really say about it, it was perfect. Well, haha, except for at the end. Steve accidentally fucked up in the first 2 seconds of The Clairvoyant bass intro, stopped for a second, and restarted. Bruce started laughing and making "D'oh!" like exclamations for a few seconds, it was pretty funny.


The setlist:

1. Aces High
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
3. Revelations
4. The Trooper
5. Wasted Years
6. The Number of the Beast
7. Can I Play with Madness
8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
9. Powerslave
10. Heaven Can Wait
11. Run to the Hills
12. Fear of the Dark
13. Iron Maiden
Encore:
14. Moonchild
15. The Clairvoyant
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name


Pictures ... I didn't get to take too many, I didn't want my camera to get destroyed by the rain.

Grabbing subs before hand (L to R: Ben,, Matt, and Mike) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Deli.jpg)
Tailgating (Dunno who that kid on the far left is) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Tailgating.jpg)
Tailgating again (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Tailgating2.jpg)
The band (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Maiden1.jpg)
Powerslave (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Maiden2.jpg)
Powerslave again (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Maiden3.jpg)
Powerslave still (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Maiden4.jpg)
Drenched and sore (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Wet.jpg)
The remnants of my water-worn ticket (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/SirLardsAlot/Iron%20Maiden%206%2014%2008/Ticket.jpg)


Video:

Iron Maiden (with Eddie): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4jSQ5UYtUE

Div
06-15-2008, 12:39 AM
MY FEET LOOK LIKE SCROTUMS

mankvill
06-15-2008, 12:47 AM
i know what it's like to be standing in a torrential downpour like that, but it can only add to a concert experience such as maiden! :rocker:

Electric/Funeral55
06-15-2008, 12:53 AM
I am also writing a full review for the show right now. It was awesome when it began raining cats and dogs as soon as Trivium left the stage. I was the guy waving around my british flag like a loony on the lawn area one last time before me and my friends rushed to a nice spot in the mid section .

Derelict
06-15-2008, 06:25 AM
I dont think I'm dried out yet

SirLardsAlot
06-15-2008, 06:51 AM
Video's up in the post.

TheWhisper88
06-15-2008, 07:18 AM
This was the best show of my life!!!
I had great seats (15th row on the right)...the show was amazing....the band played great...and I got to be onstage with Maiden during Heaven Can Wait!!! As soon as they let us out I ran right to the front...it was awesome!

Absolutely perfect...I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Now more Maiden tonight at MSG in the city! :rocker:

Fe Maiden
06-15-2008, 08:40 AM
Glad you guys had fun! Too bad about the rain! The more I think about this tour and the 3 shows I saw:D the more I think they were among the best I've ever attended!

leglessmoof
06-15-2008, 09:13 AM
My pictures from the show:
http://pictures.leglessmoof.net/v/concerts/2008_06_14/

I was in the 21st row on the right side. About halfway through the show I managed to knock my glasses off my face (apparently I was pretty drunk). I spent the next 15 minutes on the floor looking for them with no luck. After the show was over I found them about 6 rows in front of me on the other side of the aisle. Talk about good luck. I've been to dozens of GA shows and never had a problem with my glasses, so it's kind of funny that this happened at a show with seats.

b1indedbyfear
06-15-2008, 03:52 PM
Seen them 6 times and this was the best. Thunder, Lightning, and rain leading up to the greatest band of all time.

SirLardsAlot
06-15-2008, 04:47 PM
Glad you guys had fun! Too bad about the rain!
Dude, the storm made it that much better. It was so epic and metal to be standing in the middle of a thunder and lightning and torrential rain while watching Iron Maiden :D

Dogman
06-15-2008, 09:03 PM
Is Trivium playing the Camden show too? Shit, I hope not! :tp:

causeofdeath
06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
Is Trivium playing the Camden show too? Shit, I hope not! :tp:


no, they just played the holmdel show, thats it.

PowerMaiden
06-17-2008, 04:44 PM
yeah awesome show !


Don't you recognize the lucky bastard with the white Beaver undershirt right next to 'Arry

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/WarrenL/imnj10.jpg


mouhahahaha, best trip ever to be onstage with the boys


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

JRA
06-17-2008, 07:09 PM
yeah awesome show !


Don't you recognize the lucky bastard with the white Beaver undershirt right next to 'Arry

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/WarrenL/imnj10.jpg


mouhahahaha, best trip ever to be onstage with the boys


Cheers !
PowerMaiden


Fuck me! Lucky you! :rocker::rocker:

TheWhisper88
06-17-2008, 09:55 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/WarrenL/imnj10.jpg


hey thats me in the jeans and piece of mind shirt on the right....in front of Janick. Cool pic, thanks.

Div
06-18-2008, 08:00 AM
yeah awesome show !


Don't you recognize the lucky bastard with the white Beaver undershirt right next to 'Arry

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/WarrenL/imnj10.jpg


mouhahahaha, best trip ever to be onstage with the boys


Cheers !
PowerMaiden


wtf, u came all the way from canada to see that show? damn, talk about dedication!

SirLardsAlot
06-18-2008, 11:31 AM
wtf, u came all the way from canada to see that show? damn, talk about dedication!Lots of people travel accross the globe for Maiden. People from the US going to Europe, and visa versa.

Back in the Dance of Death tour one of the more well known guys on the IMBB / IMOC, a guy Beetle from Australia, came to NY because he was tired of waiting for them to go down there.

PowerMaiden
06-18-2008, 04:51 PM
driving the 7 hours ride Montreal -> NYC is nothing compared to some others hard core fan like TP (the MSG gig was his 77 th (me 23 rd) .

anyway my friend won HCW but he kept it a surprise until just before the show, he announced it to me just before entering the PNC and some other friends filmed my reaction (it's about half and half:french and english): http://i4.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Desros/Fred-1.flv

and later they filmed myself onstage :D : http://i4.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Desros/Fred-1.flv



next stop: my hometown: MONTREAL !!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

TheWhisper88
06-18-2008, 07:41 PM
driving the 7 hours ride Montreal -> NYC is nothing compared to some others hard core fan like TP (the MSG gig was his 77 th (me 23 rd) .

anyway my friend won HCW but he kept it a surprise until just before the show, he announced it to me just before entering the PNC and some other friends filmed my reaction (it's about half and half:french and english): http://i4.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Desros/Fred-1.flv

and later they filmed myself onstage :D : http://i4.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Desros/Fred-1.flv



next stop: my hometown: MONTREAL !!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Haha...thats awesome. And I think you posted the same link twice...