The gig

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What do you mean the gates are not open?
A short walk with a few thousand Iron Maiden fans got us to the stadium. We got our tour shirts and headed for the bar. A beer later saw us on the stands looking down at the stage and the mad fans who decided to stand and get crushed. The stadium was impressive, and well worth coming to see. Lauren Harris, daughter of the bass guitarist of Iron Maiden was the first on the stage. Her singing was not too bad but she used too much swaring for my liking. A short break and then was a great band who i had only just heard of, Within Temptation. A dutch Gothic Rock Band who could sing very well, I have had their CD on in the car at the moment. I recommend you try them out. They rock!! Next on the bill were Avenged Sevenfold. A gorup i had been listening to on the CD.
Inside the gate.
They were ok but i prefer to listen to them from the CD. Then the moment we were waiting for. The sound of Churchill voice and the intro to Aces High. Maiden were great the stage came alive and Bruce Dickenson was all over the place. First this side then that. Outfit change after change saw the Trooper and the Ancient Mariner blast the arena. With Iron Maiden on stage there was not one single person sat down and the reason was clear. After 30 years on the road they are as good now as ever. As Bruce said at the start 'Most of you weren't born when we started'. Maiden's fan base continues to grow and with another album under way they should be around for another 30 years. Great gig, Great music, Great showman. Up the Irons. Mai-den, Mai-den, Mai-den.
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What do you mean the gates are not…
What do you mean the gates are no…
Inside the gate.
Inside the gate.
Maiden fans. Can you not tell!!
Maiden fans. Can you not tell!!
How high do we have to go?
How high do we have to go?
T-Shirts
T-Shirts
That is a long way down.
That is a long way down.
The stage.
The stage.
The first act. Lauren Harris.
The first act. Lauren Harris.
The crowd.
The crowd.
Eddie!
Eddie!
Eddie again.
Eddie again.
What the score?
What the score?
More crowd.
More crowd.
Lauren Harris.
Lauren Harris.
And again.
And again.
Witin Temptation.
Witin Temptation.
Rockin
Rockin'
A great voice.
A great voice.
A fantastic song.
A fantastic song.
A very good band.
A very good band.
A long way away.
A long way away.
Every joined in.
Every joined in.
Avenged Sevenfold.
Avenged Sevenfold.
Hard Rock
Hard Rock
Keep on rockin.
Keep on rockin.
The crowd grows.
The crowd grows.
To the BAR!
To the BAR!
The referees? But this is not a ru…
The referees? But this is not a r…
The lights go on.
The lights go on.
I thought we were going to a WI me…
I thought we were going to a WI m…
Eddies eyes light up.
Eddie's eyes light up.
Ed force one, the bands plane.
Ed force one, the bands plane.
Bruce!
Bruce!
Iron Maiden rock.
Iron Maiden rock.
Thrash that guitar.
Thrash that guitar.
The Trooper!
The Trooper!
Look ma one hand.
Look ma one hand.
another outfit
another outfit
We are here
We are here
Cheers
Cheers
Just the one!
Just the one!
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting for the train
Waiting for the train
Twickenham
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