Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by Laurabw

  1. I'm torn about this one, you have to get tickets for both shows and if you were to resell, it has to be both also. They say regular single show tickets will go on sale in January IF there are any left, I would think there would be. I saw them at the stadium about 5 years ago and it was great, but not sure I want to go to two shows this time around. 

    • Like 2
  2. Saw Yes last night in small local PAC theater. I'd never seen them before. They did Close to the Edge and some other stuff. Now, I realize this is the current iteration, so of course it's not the same. But it was fun, and I honestly didn't realize how proggy they are! I'm mostly just familiar with their more well-known hits. Anyway, it was fun to see Geoff Downes and Steve Howe. And I always love being in a crowd that is so appreciative and into it, and this crowd was totally into it.


    I was saying to my friend "And I thought Rush fans were nerdy, lol" and the guy in front of us came back to his seat at that very moment and said to his friends "it's just like a Rush concert, long line at the men's room and no line at the ladies room!"

    • Like 2
  3. I have a show - PHEW!

    Going to see Beach Boys with John Stamos (be still my heart) at Carnegie Hall. Some kind of holiday show. Dennis Wilson won't be with them unfortunately, I know he's only sort of singing, but still would've been nice (pardon the pun). But still, will be a fun kick off to the Christmas season for me, I'll go see the tree at Rockefeller Plaza first, etc.


    (I just realized that reads like I'm going to the concert WITH John Stamos, haha, but I'm going to leave it)

    • Like 1
    • Haha 1
  4. 1 hour ago, blueschica said:

    :thumbsup:   Happy, happy birthday, Laura !!   :thumbsup:     Best wishes to TRF's own rock star and a fellow Geddy fan!  I hope today is wonderful for you!  


    43e94sFm.png       ZQENOiem.jpg       pmlveEPm.png

    Thanks Becky! you're the best.

    • Like 1
  5. ok, I just got this back from Pru security:


    I am in receipt of your e mail regarding the report of a subject carrying a firearm at the Iron Maiden concert. I am aware of the situation as well. The subject was a sworn police officer and was identified at the ingress as being armed. We have a process that sworn officers have to follow.

     Once security was advised that his weapon was observed by patrons he was removed and escorted out of facility.


    So I suppose that makes it better, but, still, not sure how I feel about that. I mean, if there had been something that happened, would he have pulled his gun? I guess he carries it around wherever he is, and I don't blame him for having it in Newark, but in General Admission at an Iron Maiden concert, when he's crowd surfing....that makes me a tad uncomfortable! 

    • Like 1
  6. Yes! Apparently he was crowd surfing and someone up there saw a gun, I guess in his waistband or something. They alerted security who came and took him out, I think over the front rail. It was in the group chat on the Maiden Fan Club forum., from people who were right up there.

  7. 11 hours ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

    Well, you can take everything I say with a grain of salt since this was my first time ever seeing them but…


    THAT WAS FANTASTIC!!!! How does a 60 something year old Bruce Dickinson  still have 95% of what he had in 1982??? That’s what it sounded like to me. Idk about Rod’s show, maybe he was having an off night? I didn’t my notice any songs played significantly slowly, and I never heard Bruce miss or chicken out of anything that wasn’t a NOTB level high pitched scream. The guitars sounded incredible, just unreal, and I didn’t my even have the best sound in the world considering I was in the nosebleeds, but the solos were just breathtaking, like I was listening to a studio recording.  The only think I thought seemed amiss was some possible rhythmic confusion in one song, and perhaps the song right after it, but it seemed like something where Nicko might have just gotten off on the wrong beat during a weird time signature and Bruce and Steve went over to him during the solo section, probably to do a little course correction. It was no big deal, and frankly I may have just been hearing it wrong. It was during an odd time section after all.  But the props! The sets! The costume changes! The energy!! Jannick swinging his guitar around like a professional guitar swinging athlete!!!! Ugh. I knew Maiden were great live and put on a great show… but this was comparable with a Rush show, and Geddy didn’t sound as good on R40 as Bruce sounds to this day.

    I'm glad you liked it! I was there Friday night. The ONLY thing that struck me was that he didn't go way up high on Run To The Hills. But I mean, considering his cancer and just aging in general, that's not too much of a shocker. And, they are all aging, but aren't we all. The sound was still great, it was a great crowd (except for the man with the gun up by the stage which we all heard about the next day - yikes, good job Prudential (*rolling eyes) ) and we had the best time, too. We were on the floor but back by the soundboard, further back than my last time but just as much fun, and more breathing room, which was fine by me. But the energy is just amazing.

    • Like 2
  • Create New...