Judas Priest -- Glasgow, UK -- March 26th, 2005
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Glasgow SECC-26/03 OK I'm just back from said gig and will now give the review as promised.
I got to the venue early so I busied myself drinking overpriced beer in crap plastic "glasses".
When it did indeed come to playing time I managed to get very close to the front, which was excellent. The Scorpions were as everyone has said a great opening band and they have won yet another convert tonight. Klause Meine was throwing drumsticks into the vcrowd and managed to hit me right in the eye making him the only rockstar ever to cause me physical pain. Still at least I got the stick. Also Klause made himsef popular by singing Flowe Of Scotland at the start of the encores.
Priest were amazing. There is nothing particularly noteworthy about the setlist, you have all seen it by now. It's worth pointing out that they played Hellrider and do Exciter though. Rob was barely using his teleprompter, which allowed him to focus completely on his stage act. He ddi use it on Hellrider and (strangely) Painkiller though. At the end Ian Hill tossed me a pick but it hit the floor and some wee bastard got it before me. Still at least I got the stick from the Scorpions.
The crowd was of very mixed age, and there were some very young kids indeed. Something not lost on Rob. When he was giving his intro to Deal With The Devil "Priest have been making metal since 1971" he followed it up by pointing at some wee guy and saying "and that's a long time before you were born, welcome to the heavy metal family".
Anyway, all in all it was a great night and well worth going to.
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