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Old 06-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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Iron Maiden -- Holmdel, New Jersey -- June 14th, 2008

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)
Tailgating (Dunno who that kid on the far left is)
Tailgating again
The band
Powerslave
Powerslave again
Powerslave still
Drenched and sore
The remnants of my water-worn ticket


Video:

Iron Maiden (with Eddie): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4jSQ5UYtUE
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Last edited by SirLardsAlot; 06-15-2008 at 05:51 AM.
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