|Subject: You still knocking around?!|
Posted Apr 2, 2004 by The Iron Maiden
S'been a long while, dunno if you remember me. How's the bass going? Still in that band...Perfect Strangers, was it?
They dropped the 'Perfect' Monika before I joined, but yes still playing, in fact we're out in Northampton tomorrow night.
Have you changed your nickname? I used to chat with a guy that was heavily into Iron Maiden. The name will come to me sooner or later....
I went to see them at the NEC quite recently. I was disappointed not to have run into Bruce Dickinson at work, he uses our 737 simulator for his training with Astraeus, but I got moved to another facility a mile or so down the road.... Such is life....
If the guy you used to chat to was Mike A then yeah it's me with a new screen name. Still heavily into them, in some ways little has changed over here -_-
Was that in December they played the NEC? Oh yeah...me and my mates wanted to get tickets for there and Earl's Court cos some of us had seen them there before, but they sold out too soon so we got tickets for Cardiff International Arena instead. Class show. Crush was well hectic. They ran out of water halfway through Funeral For A Friend as support was funny, we all told 'em where to go...
Pity about the simulating antics...one of my mates does fencing and I sometimes use the dream of sparring with Bruce to encourage him...but the guy is not easily deluded sadly!
'ave a good one mate
So, how's it hanging dude, good to hear from you again.
I've got 8 tickets for RUSH in September - how cool is that, one of my all time fave bands and definately one of the greatest Bass players on the planet!!
Rush were superb. The sound was a bit dodgy on occasions, which was a real pity. It totally ruined Spirit of Radio for me, the notes in the guitar intro just became a wall of indeterminate noise. I was so completely chuffed when they played Xanadu and every note rang out cleanly, what a difference.
It would have been nice if one of the two other people in the car had reminded me to swap my prescription shades for my normal glasses, being as I was such a plank and forgot myself - never mind, I must have been the coolest looking dude in the place - besides Geddy of course!!
For some strange reason, we ended up on Alex Leifson's side of the stage, rather than Geddy's, as I had planned - very odd, unless the person who booked the tickets didn't listen to me loudly enough when I stipulated what side of the stage I wanted to sit.... never mind, it's all done and dusted now. At least I got to see them before their demise, which can't be many years away - this was the 30th anniversary tour.
The band have decided to play the trooper - that'll be interesting with a guitar/keyboard lineup, instead of two - sorry - three guitars
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