I think every metal fan goes through an Iron Maiden period. It was certainly true for me, but by 1988 I wasn’t so keen on their new album (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son) but when Justin and I saw they were playing we had to go, and were joined by two other friends (Paul and Liz) for the trip to Wembley Arena and Maidens’ “Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour”.
Maiden were excellent and had a great stage as well as a great setlist (but with the amount of classic tracks they already had behind them that was no surprise).
Surprisingly, in many ways, this has been (so far) the one and only time I’ve seen Iron Maiden live. I bumped into both Bruce Dickinson (the singer on this occasion between 1981-1993 & 1999 to present) and Blaze Bayley (singer between 1994-1999) at other gigs at The Marquee and also saw Paul Di’Anno (Maiden’s singer from 1977-1981) in concert years later where he also played some of the classic tracks from Iron Maiden’s self-titles album as well as their follow-up, Killers.
Very pleased to have seen them, and given their relentless touring I wouldn’t be surprised if I caught them at a festival, or even their own headliner event, again at somepoint.