I was on the lawn and it was still amazing.
On the subject of a 2+ hour drive, take the bart. We took the 5:30 from San Bruno that takes you to Concord, and there are buses that go straight from the bart station to the show at 7:00, closer than the vip parking. All together it adds up to 15 bucks round trip, which is less than what you pay for gas and is worth it just cause its hassle free.
I have to agree, Rime and Powerslave were by far the highlights for me.
And was it just me or did it seem like Bruce had no idea what was going on when everyone ran out during Heaven Can Wait?
11/16 Judas Priest