Aug 2, 2012
commented on Iron Maiden at White River Amphitheater: Man Promises Neck Tatt
I give Panic a lot of credit for being the only (I think) "jam band" of some renown that regularly uses power chords, so I suppose you could say there's some crossover there.
With respect to listening to Iron Maiden to get ready to listen to and watch Iron Maiden, this band is one of the few left where attendees are damn near REQUIRED to wear the shirt of the band they're going to see. Similarly, it makes perfect sense that those two were listening to Powerslave before the show.
In a lot of ways, I have no business loving Maiden as much as I do and I'm far from blending in with the crowd that went to this show, but as long as I'm flying the colors (I was), I really didn't have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb.
Seeing Maiden in 2012 is a lot like seeing Maiden in 1985 - they do exactly what the fans expect of them and we return the favor by buying lots and lots of t-shirts, just like we did in 1985. We love them for being trapped in amber and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Jun 8, 2012
commented on Now Open
Unfortunately, Luisa's served me the worst burrito I've ever paid for - stale tortilla, canned beans, dry asada. The wife reports the torta was pretty good, though.