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Old 07-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Slasherous Slasherous is offline
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Judas Priest -- Clarkston, MI -- July 15th, 2009

This was my third time seeing Priest, and whenever i see them they just keep topping the last one. We started out the evening tailgating in which we blasted Warlock, GWAR, and Alestorm, and had a fright from the security guys when they came over. My brothers are underage so we were of coarse a little freaked out (silly american laws), but they just wanted us to use cups instead of bottles (cups arent metal fyi). Anyways we go in and in about a ten minute period the 100 bucks i brought with me disappeared. When a Sad Wings of Destiny shirt stares u in the eye, are u really going to say no to it......no....your not.

Popevil
Didn't like them at all, and i have no idea what they played, but i did enjoy how the lead singer came off the stage, up the pavilion and on to the hill. I was hoping he'd do a Immortal run (watch Blashrykh on youtube to understand what i mean).

Whitesnake
one of my all time most hated bands. And.....they lived up to it. I had pavillion seats and i actually couldnt stand them. so i took a walk up to the top of hill and layed down on the other side during what seemed to be a guitar solo that went forever. Coverdale sounded amazing, and the guys in the band know how to play, but i just hated it so much, besides one song. At one point my friends looked up to see if they could see me from the pavillion, and they told me the actually did, cause i was the only one at the top of the hill with my arms crossed looking unimpressed. There setlist was the same as others posted.

Judas Priest

How i love them so. How they came into Rapid Fire was exhilerating. The entire British Steel part of the set, was really good, and they just zoomed through it. My favourite from that portion of the set had to be You Dont Have To Be Old To Be Wise or Rage. Steeler was also fantastically done. Than came the part which i was really wondering about. I feared they would play nothing but extremely popular songs, after this part. Turns out...they didn't which made me extremely happy. Just that opening riff of the Ripper was like . Than going into Prophecy was awesome with the glowing Nostradamus backdrop. It was so menacing. I thought the Electric Eye backdrop was menacing but this takes the cake. During this song is when i thought Halford was really enjoying himself, he just seemed to be more into it. The lighting for Victim of Changes was just phenomenal, really set the atmosphere great, and Halford hit all the high notes for that song. When it came time for the encore, Halford comes out on the bike and your thinking this is going to be Hell Bent For Leather. And thats what i thought at first, than for a split second i thought it was something of Point Entry, than i thought it was Eat Me Alive, only to realize when he started sing the lyrics it was FREEWHEEL BURNING! That was a complete shocker, as im sure it is to anyone who went. What i enjoyed the most is how the songs they did play afterward the British Steel portion werent Painkiller, Electric Eye, Hell Bent For Leather etc. I always enjoy it when bands switch up the material. In all i give the show 7/10, but thats only because Judas Priest is 11/10 and makes up for how bad Popevil and Whitesnake where to me.

-Rapid Fire
-Metal Gods
-Breaking The Law
-Grinder
-United
-You Donít Have To Be Old To Be Wise
-Living After Midnight
-The Rage
-Steeler
-The Ripper
-Prophecy
-Hell Patrol
-Victim of Changes
ENCORE
-Freewheel Burning
-Diamonds and Rust
- Youíve Got Another Thing Coming
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