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Rick O'Shea
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Maiden

Post by Rick O'Shea » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:24 am

This may fit here as recent reports of Adrian Smith using JVMs have surfaced. I just got home from seeing Iron Maiden for the first time. I've been a fan for 25+ years, but have not had the opportunity. As I expected, they put on a great show, they are a very well rehearsed band with an engaging stage presence. The sound guy could have turned the leads up a little higher. No Marshalls were on stage, just printed backdrops, but the tone was awesome.

I even ran into my old bud, Carnada (if you frequent the Marshall forum, you'll know who he is) who was right in the front.

When listening to live recordings of Maiden, I always thought it was weird when the audience sang along with the leads, but when you're there, it's kinda cool.
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Re: Maiden

Post by waynerd » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:49 pm

I just saw them too. Awesome show even in the 100 degree heat. I though Bruce was going to pass out but he kept on going.

Who opened for them?
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Re: Maiden

Post by Rick O'Shea » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:12 pm

Alice Cooper opened. Technically, the whole day of Ottawa 'Blues'fest opened. Coopers band was in top form, too. They even did the Guillotine gag for us.
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Re: Maiden

Post by flea » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:03 pm

I have never seen them live, but it brings back very fond teenage years. I was a massave fan at the time in the 80's amongst ather metal bands. They had there own unique sound, theres no denying the certanly could rock! [smilie-rock]

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Re: Maiden

Post by jimsreynolds » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:20 pm

My wife went to see Maiden a number of years back with a gay friend. His gig schedule for that week was Whitesnake on the Monday , Iron Maiden on the Wednesday and .... Westlife on the Friday (a UK Boy band!). Apparently he was a closet metal fan!

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Re: Maiden

Post by flea » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:12 am

either that or he has a very wide taste in music! one extreme to the other. Theres a few band i dont mind but dont think i would mention it here though! [smilie=icon_redface.gif] but blues and claccis, modern rock is my style [smilie=headbang.gif]

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Re: Maiden

Post by mohi » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:26 am

I've seen them many times live, with Blaze Bayley and Bruce Dickinson, during the last 20 years or so (damn am I that old?) and for me, they're the best metal band ever, period.

Love almost all their music though I understand last records as a bit too repetitive but man, it's Maiden style, they've been always faithfull to their principles [smilie=headbang.gif]
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