iron maiden’s live show rocks nj

Scream for me New Jersey!!!

Iron Maiden @ the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ– June 14, 2008

I’m still wringing my clothes out from the continuous pouring rain tonight! Blinding lightning and soaking rain provided the backdrop for a truly perfect set by one of the true pioneers of Heavy Me-Tal, Iron Maiden.

What an unforgettable night!!!

The show kicked off to an explosive start (yes, flames and all) with “Aces High,” which was followed by the classic sing-a-long track, “2 Mins to Midnite.” Bruce put on his uniform and waved the British flag for a high-energy rendition of “The Trooper,” then warmed our hearts with the most memorable track off of Somewhere in Time, “Wasted Years.”

Other highlights included the heavy metal anthem (666) “The Number of the Beast,” “Can I Play with Madness,” a flawless version of the title track off of the ’84 masterpiece “Powerslave,” “Run to the Hills,” and a beautifully chilling version of one of my personal faves, “Fear of the Dark.”

The biggest surprise of the night came when Bruce put on his black robe and performed “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” a real treat for any true Maiden fan. They added copious amounts of smoke and fireworks to make it even more memorable!

Ed Hunter did make an appearance as well, along with nostalgic backdrops and pyrotechnics shot off in all the right places.

Congrats to all the other troopers (pun intended) who endured the inclement weather tonight to support one of the greatest bands of all time. THIS is truly what Heavy Me-Tal is all about!!!


“…Face up, make your stand,
And realize you’re living in the golden years…”
-Iron Maiden
“Wasted Years”


3 Responses to “iron maiden’s live show rocks nj”

  1. 1 Jason P.
    June 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I heard you mention this show on the radio last night, Cat. I was out there on the lawn too getting DRENCHED for the entire show! But I didn’t mind it one bit — after all, we got to see Maiden play a full show of their timeless classics! “Yeah, yeah, yeah…Hallowed be Thy name!!!”

  2. 2 James Donahue
    June 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I was there and like you am still soaked. It was a great concert and I met an interesting cast of characters on the lawn.

  3. 3 Jason P.
    June 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Don’t know what happened. I submitted a comment on this article a couple of days ago, and it never made it online. Oh well, in short, I was at this show, loved it, and got soaked too. THE END.

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