|March 27th, 2005, 06:08 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
I was in Glasgow seeing Judas Priest last night and it was bloody amazing! I've not seen them live at all before, so it was pretty cool to see them with Rob Halford singing/screaming. The Scorpions were supporting and they were very good too even though I'm not familiar with their music and only knew Rock You Like a Hurricane.
The stage set for JP was fantastic, Scott's drum kit was right in the middle on a platform and on either side a set of tiered steps leading to two walkways on each side with big flags with their logo on them blowing about. The backdrops changed quite a lot, the first being the Electric Eye which at the start had light shing from it and then Rob appeared on a platform in the middle of the eye when Hellion/Electric Eye began. On Judas Rising he came up behind the drums on a platform with fake fire, it looked mightily impressive. KK and Glenn were fantastic, Glenn did a great solo on his own at some stage in the set.
Anyway the set list was as I can remember, I've forgotten some I know, in no particular order; Hellion/Electric Eye, Metal Gods, The Ripper, Beyond the Realms of Death, Victim of Changes, Revolution, Painkiller, Hellbent for Leather, (Rob came out on his bike for this at the encore)Hot Rockin' Turbo Lover, Judas Rising, Hellrider,I'm a Rocker, A Touch of Evil, Diamonds and Rust,basically it was about 2 hours the whole set they did while The Scorpions were on for 1 hour and got us singing the Scottish National anthem at the end of their slot.
What can I say, it was brilliant beyond belief, Halford is great live, he maybe doesn't bound about the stage like he used to but he can sing like nobody else live, they make great use of the stage and lights, costumes were great, Rob must've had 5 or 6 changes! I could actually feel the bass and the drums for which I'm glad I wear plugs in my ears as they make listening so much clearer and past experiance in close proximity to bands when I did some local band photography taught me the lesson of wearing them very well. A good mixture of ages at the concert, kids younger than my brother, folk my age up to people in their 50s, hardly surprising really. KK and Glenn, they are among my 5 most favourite guitarists and have so much influence on my own playing so it was great to see them live too. Scott and Ian of course too did a great job.
I got myself a t-shirt and patch, poster for Ninja who couldn't make it. Apart from the crazy loons in the mosh pit who caused a lot of trouble for a lot of people (Most of them in the pit stood with their backs to the band which I think is so stupid and no way to enjoy a band.) it was highly enjoyable and although I never got photos, I will surely see them again. I was very close to the fornt though and the whole experiance, I'll remember it for ages.
*edit* How could I forget!? They also played, Breaking the Law, Living After Midnight, You Got Another Thing Comin too. I still missed some songs though from my list as I forgot.
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