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30th Anniv. British Steel Setlist 2009
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[spapad] Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:28:06 PM 
Yeh, to be in walking distance is a great thing. My friend and I got our rooms in Nashville as close as we could get. We walked less than a mile there. Always good not to involve a vehichel in the ingredients of an outstanding metal evening! LOL
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[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:24:54 PM 
I live two minutes from the Post, which made the experience even better for me!
[spapad] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:57:44 AM 
I went to Nashville, which is a long haul, but only an hour or so shorter than traveling to the Post. Of course, where I live, travel will be involved if I plan on seeing any good shows! LOL Do you live in MD or VA? if you don't mind me asking?
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[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:53:36 AM 
Yeah, I would have liked to have seen JP earlier in the tour, but this was the closest to me.  Even with Rob being ill maybe, it was a great show and the crowd gave JP much respect.
[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:48:30 AM 
During Rapid Fire, Rob forgot about the break and kept singing which threw the band a little but you wouldn't have known it if you didn't know the song as the boys kept the beat and got back on track without any real problems.
[spapad] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:47:47 AM 
I wish I could have afforded to go to that show as well, but August is "back to school time" and last year going to Bristow put me in a bind for the back to school issue. Better I went earlier, but still I wish I could have gone to both!
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[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:44:30 AM 
A lesser person (like me) would have said "no mas" and thrown in the towel if I was sick.  Rob is a true pro and other then having to exit between songs, he gave all he could - a true METAL GOD!
[tasnam1] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:42:19 AM 

Too bad to hear that.

When you say the Rapid fire was off - what do you mean, please be more specific?

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[spapad] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:39:24 AM 
he's performed under those conditions his whole carreer. Sounds like he truely was sick that night. A virus perhaps. But as testement to their true professionalism, the show went on.
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[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:31:59 AM 
Yeah, it was quite humid and Rob kept his demin & leather gear on all night and he was also  under those stage lights,he must lose 5lbs after every show just from sweat!
Edited at: Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:32:27 AM
[spapad] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:18:59 AM 
Sure sounds like Rob might have been sick that night. Poor guy, hope he gets to feeling better. With the amount of crowds they are exposed to constantly it's amazing not one of them has succum to swine flu durring this tour.
Sounds like the show was great though.

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[doggiedogma] Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:13:40 AM 

I saw the show last night at Merriweather Post, here are some notes:

-           The weather was bad as thunder storms were forecast; it did rain on and off and it was quite humid in the pavilion area. The Post holds about 17,000 and I would estimate the crowd to have been about 7-8,000; the pavilion was ¾ full and the lawn area about ¼ full. I know the weather had a negative influence on the attendance but the numbers were still strong.

-          Popevil opened – I missed them

-          Kix - opening again for JP as they did 30 years ago in Baltimore. The lead singer was very excited to be playing at Merriweather in front of a large and home crowd. The band drew a nice number of fans and they gave the band a good “pop”.  The lead singer was very outgoing but a little juvenile; he repeatedly grabbed his crotch and made sexual remarks, which was a little weird coming from a guy who has to be pushing 60. I will give the guy credit for keeping in shape as he had zero body fat and looked like Iggy Pop.  The band had some technical issues but it didn’t keep them rockin’ out. They played well and gave 100%, and the lead singer hasn’t lost any vocal range at all, has he even aged? 

-          JP – of course, the crowd was here to see JP and they let the boys know it as soon as they set foot on stage with loud cheers. Rob forgot the structure to the 1st song (Rapid Fire) and KK was looking around trying to get the band back in synch. Rob also appeared to be having some sort of problem as he had to leave the stage after every song. He would only re-appear when the lyrics started and after the song he would exit again. The band even took a short break right in the middle of their British Steel set; I wonder if Rob had some back problems which required rest or treatment throughout the show. Besides this, Rob sounded great and hit all the high notes with piercing clarity.  KK took an ended solo during Victim of Changes and Glenn even teased the crowd during Victim as if he was going to do his solo. What can I say, the band was awesome, the crowd was wild and JP are the true masters! You can never go wrong seeing JP in concert!
Regarding the merch - shirt sales were strong, the most popular was the one with the British Steel logo on front w/ tour dates on back, all of the XXL and XL sizes were gone when I bought mine during Kix's set.

Edited at: Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:29:56 AM
[67gemini] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:48:28 PM 
Doggiedogma: Yeah, Ticketmaster called about 3-4 days prior to the show and left a long voicemail giving multiple options for refunds. Like you, I had no interest in a refund so I didn't look into it further.
[doggiedogma] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:12:48 PM 
67Gemini - Ticketmaster actually  called you and offered a refund? WOW! I am seeing JP at Merriweather on Saturday and they haven't called me (not that I want a refund).  There is nothing about a refund on Merriweather's website (or Ticketmasters)
[Dan Marshall29116] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:13:49 PM 

Soooooo how did the DVD recording go last night? I hope you Forida fans showed much respect and love to the Metal Gods!!!

[67gemini] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:40:42 AM 
On the refunds issue: I bought my tickets through Ticketmaster and about a week before the show I recieved a phone call explaining the situation and offering full refunds to those who wanted them.

As far as the Florida crowds are concerned, the show I went to in Tampa was not "weak" at all. In spite of the cancellation, the crowd was in the 10,000 range and they were loud and crazy. Not sure where you heard that the Florida crowds were going to be "weak".
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:35:21 AM 
I checked out a couple of Florida performances on Youtube and the crowd didn't really look that good which is a total shame. Why would you go to watch a band knowing they are making a DVD and not cheer for them, it's tragic. However Priest sounded great so i have high hopes for the DVD. If anyone was there last night i would love to know what they thought of Priest.
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[Screamin' Demon] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:02:27 AM 
Wow. Reading that, I can imagine how pissed off Judas Priest must be about the fact that they were so excited to capture the crazy audiences they expected to get in Florida but turned out getting a really shitty weak crowd.
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[doggiedogma] Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:32:57 AM 
IMP - where did you see that JP or Whitesnake have offered refunds? I can't find anything that says this.
[I.M.P.] Monday, August 17, 2009 8:03:10 PM 
I do believe fans have been offered full refunds. 
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