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The Original British Steel Tour.... Were you there
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Original British Steel Tour


[spapad] Friday, July 03, 2009 6:42:55 PM 
Wow, a footstep in time! Thanks for sharing!
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[#ofthebeast] Friday, July 03, 2009 6:39:47 PM 
Dating myself a little, but saw Priest headline over Iron Maiden at the Hammersmith Odeon on the original "British 
Steel" tour. Maiden didn't even have their 1st album out yet. Awesome stuff!!!
[Lisa Samarron] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:14:18 AM 

Must have been the Joe Perry Project, there in San Diego. 
I would have remembered the others, and the show would have been sold out...
Thank You

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[ron h] Saturday, June 20, 2009 7:58:58 PM 
It depends on which show you were at...there were the Scorps, Joe Perry Project, Heart and Def Leppaerd at different times...maybe more than this...hope it helps!!
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[spapad] Saturday, June 20, 2009 7:19:57 PM 
You got to see the US Fest! Nice! could you see anything from your vantage point?
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[Secesh1864] Saturday, June 20, 2009 7:15:10 PM 
Nope, first Priest show was on The Point of Entry tour at the late Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino Ca. Then Screamin' at the US festival......
[Lisa Samarron] Saturday, June 20, 2009 1:47:47 PM 
I've been trying to remember who opened for Priest on the British Steel Tour.
Does anyone know?
[joedraper] Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:57:35 PM 
I wish! Well, I'd have been under a year old at the time lol! But to be there would've been so incredible.. I love hearing about the tours from way back when, like it's an adventure trip down memory lane for some lol.
[MARK IN THE DARK] Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:50:05 AM 
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[debb] Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:56:40 PM 
 no didn't see the fights- we were right up on the rail- never let go of the rail and never moved- couldn't -so tight up there - if you let go people just pushed into your spot lol- like i said all i saw was the girl with her finger-really great concert tho
[MARK IN THE DARK] Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:04:39 AM 
i remember i was peakin when screaming for vengence came on .mentally for some reason i couldnt take no more and almost walked out. but i didnt. stick with the drinks n weed better off !!          my 1 friend got arrested after we got home racing around lake ronkonkoma long island. 6 cars roadblock n the cop with the very bright mag lite in my  eye telling me holy shit i dont know what  you took but your eyes are diolated black
[MARK IN THE DARK] Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:31:15 AM 
it was the ripper that is hard a1 for many many moons ago. but yea they left it out.kinda funny when i looked behind me up1 balcony n i could see a huge banner .THE RIPPER n  they didnt play. they had to see it too it was huge. do you remember the fights breaking out all over the floor. it was all around me. i was on double purple barrel 2 friends were on like 6 hits each.t i swear there is some energy other  than the priest there. p.s. they still sound great. i r
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[debb] Monday, May 11, 2009 10:52:24 PM 
no i couldn't tell you that- it was only the 2nd time i had seen them live- 1st time palladium and i had never gotten front row tix before- i think i paid like $150 back then to get those 2 seats which considering $13.50 was face value it was a lot of money.i was so excited to be there takin pics with my little 126?? camera lol. my heart was pounding the whole night lol. i used the same guy for quite a few years whenever i needed seats and he always knew when they were coming that i would be an easy sale :-).  great memories -can't wait for this what was the song?
[MARK IN THE DARK] Monday, May 11, 2009 10:08:11 PM 
well then im sorry  deb. do you remember the 1 major song they didnt play at the nassau col. or m.s.g.? i was a little pissed ! my friend made a large banner with the name of the song on it and they didnt play it.  there were 8 uf us .we were all trippin and had to split up because we bought tickets last minute.. Edited at: Monday, May 11, 2009 10:17:52 PM
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[MARK IN THE DARK] Monday, May 11, 2009 10:08:03 PM 
well then im sorry  deb do you remember the 1 major song they didnt play at thenassau col.? i was a little pissed !
[debb] Monday, May 11, 2009 7:29:24 PM 
ha ha thats pretty funny- even still have the stubs- was not even going to bother to respond but how ridiculous that i would bother to write in - some people are quite strange in their ways of thinking- really quite funny
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, May 11, 2009 10:34:13 AM 
GOD I WISH!!! My first Priest show was Turbo. That's why seeing this tour is a MUST for me!
[MARK IN THE DARK] Monday, May 11, 2009 1:22:42 AM 
humm thats funny deb they were hard seats to get. for some reason i dont think you were there. sorry dont want to be mean  . im new  here too. but i wont bullshit anyone.         atsau1 was there i know.   i am a fan too .i had seats in boon docks on the floor and 2,3,4,17 etc. i think you really wish you were there. sorry babe!                                                   
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[debb] Saturday, May 09, 2009 11:43:30 PM 
defiantely one of my favorite tours- had front row at nassau colliseum and 2nd row at the garden. fans were crazy... girl at nassau got her finger hit by fireworks right next to us- she got taken away over the barrier- we were terrified from that point on but stayed anyway lol couldnt miss the show. the garden was hillarious. went to meadowlands, binghampton and bethlehem that year too- cant wait for this tour!
[makvstrom] Saturday, May 09, 2009 2:04:14 PM 
i wasn't even born!!!!!!!!!!
[Necroticist] Friday, May 08, 2009 7:12:25 PM 
In '80? yes - if ya count 'monsters of rock festival' - only band never to make the album...sad management probs.....awesome show - almost as good as Hammermith Odeon in '81...which i have a nice bootleg of :D
[MARK IN THE DARK] Friday, May 08, 2009 7:06:57 PM 
hey atsau1 yea it was the nassu col. then and it was dangerous too. people were flipping out all around me. its not like that today.herein n.y. anyway. i always buy tickets last min and seem to get very good seats.just get floor seats .dress in code of 80s .leather vest snake boots etc. and it seems the ushers let me anywhere. jones beach that is.get there early keep it in red solo cups and the cops dont care. but what a mellow crowd today.ozzy is the only one i saw who everyone was standing up.somewhere i might still have a recording with firewoks in backround i snuck a small recorder in the show .it sounded shitty but what the hell .gonna go nuts looking for it. if i find ill let you know..5th row on glen side last year got kicked out for standing in isle.then walked over to kk side 2ed row my original tickit was like 26 rows back. cool huh? i did the same thing at ozzfest and velet revolver. works every time.
[ATSAU1] Friday, May 08, 2009 5:48:28 PM 
Mark that had to be Nassau Coliesum ...I saw Priest twice i that tour ..... The Garden and The Meadowlands....I think it was called Brendan Byrne Arena back then..... The Garden show had No Fireworks.....but the seats....It looked like a friggin snow storm.... I remember Ron Halford had to go on MTV and apologize and tell promoters that this doesnt happen at all Priest shows it was just an isolated instance......2 days Later the Garden had Billy Joel for 6 nights in a row and the couldnt repair the seats in time..... There were some pissed off Billy Joel fans...heheheheheheh

We're All Defenders Of The Faith!!!!!
[MARK IN THE DARK] Friday, May 08, 2009 4:34:52 AM 
yea on 2 hits of purple double barrel too. do you remember fireworks or was that at nassau col.? that was really bad.i thought i was gonna go to hell. but i was loving it at the same time .
[ATSAU1] Friday, May 08, 2009 4:27:06 AM 
Hey Mark,

I was at the Garden that night.......holy cow was that unbelivable ,  The Band had to finish Hell Bent For Leather  on top of the speakers.... you could no longer see the motorcycle on stage cuz of all the seat cushions..... That was a hell of a show!!!!
[MARK IN THE DARK] Friday, May 08, 2009 3:55:12 AM 
defenders of the faith nassau col. mad sq garden 1 day later.what a show both were. fights breaking out all over the floor firewoks, i have to admit i was a little spooked blockbusters before show.and at the garden everyone ripped out seat cusions like frisbees piled on stage at least 6 ' high at end. great white open up and got boooooooed off. at least 20 blockbusters went on the floor and went off.people did get hurt. there is no recording of that .more bras n painties than aerosmith and ive seen them 6 times.there is more to tell but im new and dont have a point of entry. did anyone see these shows?                         the crouds are very mellow today . in my area anyway.
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[Jayman71] Thursday, May 07, 2009 9:49:55 PM 
I would've went, but I was only 8 years old at the time. Luckily there's a few good bootlegs I got from that tour
[ATSAU1] Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6:02:51 PM 
First Priest Show was at the Palladium in New York City on the Point Of Entry Tour...... opening act.....Iron Maiden on the Killers Tour.....

The Show Stealer that night....You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise..........

Great Tour......
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[tedzo] Friday, April 17, 2009 11:56:24 AM 
missed it, just a little too young then. 11yrs old and my parents were more into CSNY and the Eagles n such.
I did see Screaming for Vengance tour- That really kiked ass!
[TheElectricEyedRouge] Friday, April 17, 2009 11:18:20 AM 
I wish I seen a Judas Priest concert but damn, my parents and my bro watched Rising in the East with my bro and I didn't go when I was younger and they thought that if they played Painkiller (my favorite song ever!! ) it would scare the crap out of me.
Maybe I'll see the 30th Aniversary British Steel concert...  Hopefully or then I'll get em by trying to make a Painkiller sculpture and see how they react. Mwuahahahahahaaaa....
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[Lisa Samarron] Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:13:09 PM 
I've been checking out different topics here.  It seems that there are a lot of negative people hanging out!!!   Why would be???
I don't go to the U2 site.  I respect their music, but I don't like it.
I don't go to the Pink Floyd site.  I respect their music, but I don't like most of it.
From what I can tell... This is suppose to be a site for the fans.  Not anything like a political site, where everyone should have a say in the matter.
If you don't like Judas Priest... I respect that....  Don't listen to them...  And don't tell me about it... I got enough of that from my parents...30 years ago!
[Lisa Samarron] Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:55:41 AM 
One thing I knew for sure, after that first British Steel Show, was that Judas Priest was gonna was gonna be a huge hit.   Their energy is contagious. Their proformance is tight.  Their music is kick ass. 
[Jeanine] Sunday, April 12, 2009 10:01:30 PM 
Lisa, thank you for sharing your experience. My first tour was Defenders of the Faith. 1984. I first fell in love with them when Screaming came out but Mom wouldn't let me go to the show  can't wait to see them this summer.
[mgdman] Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:55:37 PM 
Great story Lisa! I don't know if they came into the area
I was in that year (1980). Fresno CA. was still a small market 
at that time. I did see them in 82' which you 
know was Screamin for Vengenance tour!!
[Lisa Samarron] Sunday, April 12, 2009 3:02:31 PM 
The set list That was 30 years, many bottles of Jack Daniels, and many brain cells ago  Not to mention, I have seen Judas Priest many time.
I do remember they played Victim of Changes, The Ripper, Sinner, all the main songs from Hell Bent and British Steel.  I want to say they did Beyond The Realms Of Death, I'm sure I've seen that one live once. 
Maybe Brirose can remember some, he was there too.
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:42:13 PM 
Sounds like you had a great time, Lisa!! Too bad I wasn't around back then. What was the setlist?
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[Lisa Samarron] Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:13:12 PM 
What a trip.. Coming across someone that was at that same show.
Can you believe it's been 30 years???
Do you remember who opened up for Priest?

My sister has already purchased 4 tickets for the Aug show. She got section DD.  That show in 1980 I was in section AA.
I now live in Humboldt County, California, which is 800 miles from San Diego.   I'm going to do my best to get my butt down there.

Last time I saw Priest was at 4th & B.  Scott (The Ripper) was the singer at that time.

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[brirose] Friday, April 10, 2009 7:41:06 PM 
last time i saw them was in vegas at peal theater at the palms great show 
[brirose] Friday, April 10, 2009 7:39:20 PM 
lisa i was at that 1980 show in san diego your right . i was down by the stage and moved  forward when we all pushed down that barrier.that was my 1st time seeing them also i wiill never forget it .i was so close i felt the bass drum going through my body it was awsome .ive seen them now 12 times and will be there aug 4th hope to see ya there 
[Lisa Samarron] Thursday, April 09, 2009 7:40:19 AM 
Priest is showing no signs of slowing down.
I'm sure you will get a chance to see them.

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[Lisa Samarron] Thursday, April 09, 2009 7:35:04 AM 
You got a chance to meet them???
That is too sweet!!!
Were they as down to earth as they appear to be?

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[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Monday, April 06, 2009 5:17:41 AM 
That was really nice to read, Lisa.  I'm envious!   Though I did meet Rob, KK and Glenn at an in-store promo they did last May! 
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[Steve Clark is God] Monday, April 06, 2009 12:36:31 AM 
That was fucking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I could see them once in my life......I'm 18 years old.
[Lisa Samarron] Saturday, April 04, 2009 2:29:32 AM 
The date was Sunday June 15 1980. San Diego State Open Air Theater.
It was my first Priest show. I was 17 years old.
The show was not even close to being sold out. After the first song, Rob looked out at us. He could see our excitement, our love of the music. He looked at wooded barrier between us and the band. I remember him looking up at us, looking down at the barrier a couple times. He then said something about it being a party, why the gap? I remember the bouncers looking like "WTF". We then closed the gap. I found myself a place kneeling on that wooden barrier.
I loved Priest's music before that show.. I loved Priest by the end of the show...
The following year... Priest's show was sold out... The crowd outside wanted in so bad they broke down the gates. (Stupid move in my book) The show was cut short.
I remember the news said that Priest was never allowed back at SDSU... Never Say Never
Priest will be back at SDSU this August. I now live in Humboldt County, CA, 800 miles north of San Diego.
Sure I could catch British Steel 30th tour up north here somewhere.
I want to be there, in San Diego!!!
I will be there!!!!

Thank You Priest,
Lisa Samarron

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