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My first Maiden gig in many years at the O2 in London last night.......

The legends have still got it! What a show, amazing set list of music across their various eras too.

What a gig, I want to hear / see it all over again!

 

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I saw Madness at the O2 many years ago, but said I'd never go back there for another gig. Way too big a venue. 

Looks like you had a decent seat though. 

Do like some of the original Maiden stuff too and they do pop up on my recommended Spotify playlist. 

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My first gig was Iron Maiden-way back in '84 i think it was-i was just 13 and it was the World Slavery Tour if memory serves me-Cornwall Coliseum in St.Austell-my ears are still ringing!

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1 hour ago, accord83 said:

Sorry, but as a Northern Soul monkey, who are Maiden?

😮 Only the biggest, best and longest standing heavy metal band of all time. #RockGods! They've released something like 38 albums now (including live and compilation albums).

A very early hit from 1981 with original lead singer Paul Dianno

Bruce Dickinson took over lead vocals in 1982 and over the next few years the band went stratospheric.

 A big hit from 1984's Powerslave album 

And one from Somewhere In Time in 86 

Fast fwd a few great albums and we have this from 2000's Brave New World

 

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1 hour ago, dt36 said:

I saw Madness at the O2 many years ago, but said I'd never go back there for another gig. Way too big a venue. 

Looks like you had a decent seat though. 

Do like some of the original Maiden stuff too and they do pop up on my recommended Spotify playlist. 

Yes we had good seats, I booked them as soon as tickets went on sale last year. It was a great gig with mainly classic songs from the 80's and 90's making up the set list

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39 minutes ago, meXEco said:

My first gig was Iron Maiden-way back in '84 i think it was-i was just 13 and it was the World Slavery Tour if memory serves me-Cornwall Coliseum in St.Austell-my ears are still ringing!

Same, saw them in Glasgow that year then again in 86 for the Somewhere in Time tour. This was my first Maiden gig since 91's No prayer tour though and I am still buzzing.

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looks a great gig! not really into maiden but anything with a spitfire is cool! i went to watch ZZ TOP at manchester last year. amazing, i'd go and watch them again tomorrow.

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Ah, I've heard of Iron Maiden, I just wasn't aware aficionado's referred to them just as Maiden, me not being a Rock God an'all. Still don't make my play list even with their full Sunday name.

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Iron maiden are great and are one of my faves, although I've never seen them

Seen, Thin lizzy at Sheffield city Hall in 1983.

Dio, same place about same year.

Ozzy ozbourne same place about 1999.

Robert plant, Leeds polytechnic. About 1983

Metallica, Don Valley stadium, Sheffield.

Prodigy, M.E.N Manchester with foo fighters supporting 1997.

Fozzy

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Fozzy48 said:

Iron maiden are great and are one of my faves, although I've never seen them

Seen, Thin lizzy at Sheffield city Hall in 1983.

Dio, same place about same year.

Ozzy ozbourne same place about 1999.

Robert plant, Leeds polytechnic. About 1983

Metallica, Don Valley stadium, Sheffield.

Prodigy, M.E.N Manchester with foo fighters supporting 1997.

Fozzy

 

 

 

 

seen prodigy 4 times! fantastic live gig even now! i would love to see foofighters though!

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56 minutes ago, Fozzy48 said:

Iron maiden are great and are one of my faves, although I've never seen them

Seen, Thin lizzy at Sheffield city Hall in 1983.

Dio, same place about same year.

Ozzy ozbourne same place about 1999.

Robert plant, Leeds polytechnic. About 1983

Metallica, Don Valley stadium, Sheffield.

Prodigy, M.E.N Manchester with foo fighters supporting 1997.

Fozzy

 

 

 

 

I recommend going while you still can. They're all in their 60's now and whilst they can still rock the house down, how much longer that will be an option is anyone's guess. 

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Seen the stranglers at least 75 times. I lost count now. In the early eighties I would see about 6 gigs on each tour. Now I only see them twice per year.

Damned x 3

Buzzcocks x 2

Weller x 2

From the jam x 3

Moorhead x 1

Saxon x 2

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3 hours ago, RWL81P said:

seen prodigy 4 times! fantastic live gig even now! i would love to see foofighters though!

Prodigy were ace mate. Smack my bitch up tour. 

And the foos, although finding their feet, were first class.

Fozzy

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2 hours ago, Vista said:

I recommend going while you still can. They're all in their 60's now and whilst they can still rock the house down, how much longer that will be an option is anyone's guess. 

To be quite honest mate, my tastes have changed over the years, so don't follow groups like I used to. 

Fozzy

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Went to the Selecter and The Beat a few weeks back at Caerphilly Castle. Good all day session, cracking atmosphere and weather made the day. 

Maddest gig I ever went too was The Macc Lads at the Marquee Club in London, when a couple of us caught the train up from our barracks in Salisbury. Came out after the gig, straight into the build up of the original Poll Tax Riots. 

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The Macc Lads, now there's a name that takes me back. Such classics as "Knutsford", "Barrels Round" and "No sheep till Buxton" :-D

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6 minutes ago, Vista said:

The Macc Lads, now there's a name that takes me back. Such classics as "Knutsford", "Barrels Round" and "No sheep till Buxton" :-D

Haha, they made The Ramones look like The Osmonds.

I remember that we used to look for their tour dates in the back of Viz mag. 

I've still got the vinyls, but Spotify is Macc Lads friendly...  :-)

 

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3 hours ago, dt36 said:

Haha, they made The Ramones look like The Osmonds.

I remember that we used to look for their tour dates in the back of Viz mag. 

I've still got the vinyls, but Spotify is Macc Lads friendly...  :-)

 

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Indeed they did! Wonderfully non PC times.

 

 

 

 

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