Iron Maiden at the O2 3 August 2013 This was the first of two nights of the 'Maiden England' Tour As I arrived at the O2 in Greenwich with my girlfriend, We could feel a buzz in the atmosphere and it did help it was a nice summers evening so everyone was in a good mood and ready to like their hair down and head bang to some classic Maiden tracks.There were even some parents with their 6/7 year old sons and daughters proudly wearing a Maiden shirt. Maiden came to stage just after 8:30 pm and had a video of icebergs breaking and plunging into the sea with some very dramatic music to start,then a whispering voice of Bruce and then crowd erupted into singing the intro of Moonchild and that was it, Maiden were back, as big and energetic as ever and there was no stopping them. Next came one of my all time favourites 'The Prisoner' and it epic intro from the original tv series starring Patrick McGoohan. "You are number six." "I am not a number, I am a free man." Bruce informs the crowd the show sold out in twelve minutes, and when you are half way through the set and you have already heard 'Can I Play With Madness', '2 Minutes To Midnight', 'The Trooper' and 'Number Of The Beast' you can understand why.Bruce kept with crowd on their toes about not being loud enough….I subsequently lost my voice!! But it was worth it!! During a short break of 2 mins he asked for anyone with a flag to fly it high. There were ones from all over the world, Chile, Holland, France and of course the United Kingdom to name but a few.He went on to say that no matter what nationality,creed or race we are all a Maiden family. There were so many highlight to this gig, that I could go on forever but hearing songs like 'Phantom of the Opera and 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' for the first time live was special 'Aces High' kicked off the encore with Churchill's famous speech, which gave me goosebumps, before everyone is in full voice for 'The Evil That Men Do' and 'Running Free' which closed the show. One of the best gigs I have been to. UP THE IRONS!!
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