Thursday, July 15, 2010

Iron Maiden Metal Gods

Whew! I saw my all-time favorite band in concert last in Pittsburgh with my brother and father. This was my fifth or sixth Maiden concert, and wow, they only get better every time. I've been a Maiden fan (Maiden-head?) since the early, early 80's, so seeing them live is the second-closest thing I get to a religious experience. (If you have to ask what the first-closest thing is, you aren't old enough to be reading this blog.)

Anyway, my voice is hoarse from shouting the lyrics, my ears feel like they've been packed with concrete, and I didn't get home until 3:30 in the morning, but I can't stop smiling today. If you haven't listened to IM, go buy a CD pronto and get in on the best music in the past 30 years.

Up the Irons!


Cate Masters said...

Though you can't be a Maidenhead because of your first near-religious experience, it would also be considered a miracle if you were one. :)
Sounds like you had a blast!

Ieuane said...

Blog title, book dedication - your Maidenheadness is unquestionable. ;-)
Any surprises in the set list?

Enjoying the book, btw.

Jon Sprunk said...

LOL @ Cate.

Ieuane: Thank you. Hmm... they played most of their classics. I don't think I'd ever heard Dance of the Dead in concert before. And they played the title track off the new album (The Final Frontier).

Ieuane said...

New album? Wow. I thought the Frontier title was a live spin-off from the New Frontier song on the last one. Great news.