The crowd got more and more anixous to see what they have come to see:
IRON MAIDEN. And after a short break the show started with an intro
showing graphics from their cd-rom game "Ed Hunter" and then the
famous intro speech from Winston Churchill. The first song of the
evening was as expected "Aces High" and the whole Globe went nuts.
Dunno if I have ever heard a so loud crowd before, you could tell
there were lots of hardcore fans cause everybody knew the words to
the songs. Maiden went straight into "Wratchild" and fuck I'm glad
Bruce is back !!! He is such a good stage animal running around
banging and workin the crowd like a master. The only lowpoint of
the evening was in the middle of the set when they played some of
Blaze-era songs, even though Bruce and the band do them really well
the crowd didn't get into them. On "Futureal" we got Eddie on
stage fighting with both Bruce and Janick, fun as hell.
The absolute highlight was "Fear of The Dark", you could tell the crowd liked that song, sometimes I couldn't hear Bruce cause the crowd was singing so loud. The show went on showing classic after classic. The encore was crushing with "Iron Maiden", "Hallowed be thy name" and "Run To The Hills" can it be better then that??? After around 100 min of Maiden they left the stage and we couldn't believe it was already over. The lights went on and the song "Always look on the bright side of life" blasted out of the speakers. We went home happy as little kids who just got their Saturday candy. Outside the arena you could hear MAIDEN MAIDEN chants long after Maiden had left the building.
Reviewed by: Johan Hult aka "Mippu" Half-assed editing : Wolfie