birthday massacre AND aesthetic perfection playing together at the glass house!!!!!!
The Birthday Massacre – Tickets – The Glass House – Pomona, CA – November 16th, 2012 « Ticketfly
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies tonight at HOB. Old Man Marlarky and Runny as well
But, I'm living with a white girl
Quick review of Iron Maiden-
I scored a 2nd row ticket in the Orchestra section day before last night's show. Patience often pays off when it comes to finding good seats through TM! Anyway, great seat. I had an unobstructed and up close view of them. And I can finally scratch Iron Maiden off my list of bands I've been meaning to see live.
Overall, the sound at Verizon Wireless was close to flawless. I'd like to have heard the vocals up in the mix a bit more, but I'm guessing that's just fine with Bruce to keep them a bit lower. He doesn't struggle to hit any notes- rather he simply stays away from the ones he knows he can't belt out anymore (Run To the Hills chorus, for example).
I've seen plenty of Iron Maiden shows on film/TV so I knew the energy would be through the roof- and was it ever! Fans of Maiden LOVE THIS BAND! It was so obvious from start to finish that they could do no wrong. And Maiden makes sure to deliver the experience in spades.
On the subject of the fans, I've gotta say this- I get you love the band, and you want to see them up close. But this was a reserved seating show. The distraction of people trying to force their way into the pit constantly, only to be corralled and turned away by security, became tiresome after a while. I encountered my own issue at the beginning of the show when a guy came running down to my aisle and asked me to move over (I had the seat on the aisle). I looked at him and said "No- I don't have anywhere to move to. Go back to your own seat". He stayed for a bit until he was swept out of the aisle by security, telling me to F off as he was pushed out. Ay yi.
There were plenty of musical highlights last night but, for me, none better than hearing Barry Clayton's voice open up The Number of the Beast. The props, energy of the band, and fan reaction during it were something to behold. And seeing Eddie come waltzing out during The Trooper was fantastic. I'll not soon forget it.
On a separate note- Coheed and Cambria were much better than advertised. Very good band! They brought along a great cover version of Sabbath's Heaven and Hell. I was not expecting much but was, instead, very happy after their set.
Here's a few craptacular pictures of the Maiden off my iPhone
Maiden always kills it. They are one of the few bands I still see every time they come by, and getting to hear them do Moonchild, Seventh Son, and The Evil That Men Do was incredible. Even their stage is ridiculously impressive. Bruce may have lost the ultra-high notes with age, but he still has the insane power in his voice and is miles better than 98% of anyone else.
I was somewhat late since I am not particularly into Coheed, but I ended up missing them entirely because some guy in the t-shirt line took 30 minutes to buy four shirts and I was trapped behind him.
Within the last few weeks, I have seen Dax Riggs, Weird AL, Iron Maiden with coheed and cambria along with KISS/Motley Crue.