Iron Maiden in the flesh!! Too good to miss…How’s life pst concert?? Well it sucks…Thats just how great it was. Well as far as the concert goes, Edd-Fest was not a bad start.For the first heavy metal gig in india, palace grounds sure rocked.
35,000 people lined up to see the rock gods alive and kicking and all the blood rush to the head after head banging was worth it.
The concert started of with Campus Rock Idols winners FTN(F* The Name).They were mediocre considering people were there to watch Maiden.
Following them came Parikrama.Now I’ve watched them before and let me tell you they really are a blessing to the ears. Music and jamming up of various instruments come naturally to these guys.Some notable numbers played were Whiskey Blues.
Especially good was the violonist. The lead Singer even sang a tribute to Frodo and his epic journey to mordor(LOTR).As a huge LOTR fan myself this was a great treat!
Close on their heels came Lauren Harris, The daughter of Maiden’s Steve Harris. Now the gal may have his name, but she comes nowhere close to the legend himself, and the brand of Barbie Doll Rock did not go down well with the audience.
Cries of”Maiden…Maiden!!” were heard all around, een whie she was singing! Poor gal, what a waste of time.
But all that was forgotten when the Gods Of Heavy Metal took centre stage. The feverish excitement of the crowd was almost palpable. And they sure did not dissappoint.Bruce and the boys put on a Splendid performance.IM played for approxamately 1hr 45 minutes but it felt like a life time.Some numbers they performed were Number of the beast, Fear of the dark,Hallowed be thy name,etc..
On the whole, I had to be dragged away from the venue after the show. To recap the words of Bruce “It took us 17 years to play in India, but you wont have to wait another 17 years, not even 17 months to have another performance, becoz We will be BACK! Bangalore has been one of the best audiences we’ve played to in Years!!”
Kudos to that!Hopefully this makes way for more heavy metal/rock performances in India.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. Here is the set list as I remember it:
Set 1 .
1 Different World
2 These Colors Don’t Run
3 Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
5 The Trooper
6 The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
7 For The Greater Good of God
8 The Number of The Beast
9 Fear of The Dark
10 Run To The Hills
11 Iron Maiden