July 2, 2008

In search of HEAVY METAL...












and finding IRON MAIDEN at Bercy last night in Paris... 

Last night was a big night for me and Alex.. The LONG AWAITED Iron Maiden concert!! I bought the tix back in Dec. as his b-day present!  Iron Maiden is a group I have NEVER seen in concert but one I had always wanted to see..  And, believe me... growing up in the heart of L.A., there aren't too many rock groups I haven't seen in my day!  However, it's been quite some years since I have been to a rock concert.. the last ones in San Diego were The Scorpions, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Foreigner, and some others I can't remember at the moment...  Anyhow.. back to Iron Maiden... MY GOD... Those guys ROCKED THE ARENA!!  It made me remember the good ol' days of Heavy Metal in the '80s!!  I can't believe how GREAT this concert was last night and how many fans of ALL ages that were there.  It was a very enthusiastic crowd, to say the least... as witnessed in the way they participated in singing and making all kinds of noise.. I didn't realize what GREAT SHAPE singer, Ron Dickinson is still in.. He was hot.. great stamina and the guy never stopped running and jumping around the stage.. We were so excited to be there  and it was such a thrill for me to experience a great METAL group of my day who are just as ROCKIN' as they were back then.. They didn't even really look that old ---- they were all in great shape and rocking out to an extreme... head banging metal days of the past were relived last night!   Eddie came out and rocked the stage, too at the end of the concert.. Flashback to the '80s.. Iron Maiden... you guys RULE!!!!   

6 comments:

The Big Finn said...

Yeah, they RAWK! However, I'd definitely "Run To The Hills" if I sported a mullet like that!

barbara said...

Hi Leesa,
Glad you both could rock n' roll !
Heavy Metal is not really my thing but whatever it takes to make you feel good ;)
See ya !

Justin said...

Wow that is fabulous! I am glad you guys had a good time... AND: The Scorpions, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Foreigner!!!! I have seen Ozzy, I think a couple times... and would kill to see Foreigner. I have a metal side... but most is post 1990 metal. I took progressive rock from the 70-80s (thanks Dad) so Rush, Jethro Tull, Journey, Styx, Yes, Saga... oh drool!

Leesa said...

Hey TBF...

What mullet?? I didn't notice one.. Am I missing something?? It was a great concert...

Barbara... After I played frisbee with all of my disco records in 9th grade in a "Death to Disco" rant... I became a true and blue Rock fan and also turned to some of the pop. Metal bands of the 80s, though, I wasn't into Metal as much as my friend, Nicole was.. I actually turned to New Wave when I got to USCD at age 17... So.. my Metal days were kind of over early BUT... I still retained my great love for all of the bands I listened to during high school.. and of course, the what is now "classic" rock n'
roll... I LOVEEEEEEE the Scorps, Ozzy, Sabbath, AC/DC, Rush, Yes, The Who, Led Zep, the Doors, etc...

Justin... Anytime you want to come to Paris for a rock concert, let me know.. I, too.. LOVE the Scorps.. as well as the bands listed above and have seen Sabbath, Dio, Ozzy, Styx, The Stones, Van Halen, the Who.. and many, many more from age 15-17 in LA.. I even went to the US Festival in '83 in San Bernadino and stayed all three days..

The Big Finn said...

...eighth picture...of the lead singer.

Leesa said...

TBF.. Thanks.. I knew that a mullet was a hair do but for some reason I was thinking of the rockabilly still like the from Stray Cats... not a Heavy Metal Do.. I notice that Bruce still has the same bangs, though his hair is a lot shorter now.. He actually looks a lot better in his riper years!!!