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Old Guys Who Rock
by Lee

So last night my friend Dave and I drove up to Marysville, just outside Sacramento, to see the final night of the Iron Maiden/Dio/Motorhead show.  It was so much better than I had expected.  We had floor seats, so we were about 30 feet from the stage.  I hadn’t seen Maiden or Dio since the late 80s, and it was about 1983 the last time I saw Motorhead.

It was great to see an actual rock show.  I’ve seen tons of concerts in the last ten years, but they’ve been shows like Lollapalooza or Ozzfest, with a decidedly different musical style than the heavy metal acts of the 80s.  This was a pure rock & roll show, and it was fan-fucking-tastic.  Iron Maiden are truly one of my all-time favorite bands.  Because their heyday was in the 80s they get lumped in with cheesy bands like Ratt or Motley Crue, but they are far superior in terms of songwriting and performance.  It was an absolute joy being there, I had the time of my life.

And loud?  Holy shit was that a loud show.  Thank God I had ear plugs in, I’d be totally deaf today otherwise.

Posted by Lee on 08/31/03 at 02:48 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

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