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At last, my first Priest concert
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A silent fan finally gets to see his favorite group


[RobynDcradle] Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:22:58 AM 
Hi all, Did anyone notice at the vegas show rob was not walking well. My buddy ran the pyro for the show and said rob needed oxygen a number of times. As usual they kicked ass tho. :)
[methib] Monday, October 24, 2011 9:07:52 PM 
I'm hoping to go for my 'first time' on Nov 22 in Toronto.  I don't have the tickets yet though!  I'm New to Priest, and only this year I've found the confidence to come out as a metal fan!  I let other people discourage me all my life from listening to the music that spoke to me. "Girls aren't allowed to like metal". Just like Roosterdude, I don't fit the profile of a metal head, I'm a middle aged woman, look conservative, but I admit I've always been outside the box.  I started with Iron Maiden this year, when a friend kept insisting I get into Priest.  I do love IM, and I'm loving exploring the metal world, but Priest does it for me, man. 
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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, October 24, 2011 11:26:09 AM 
Greetings, fellow SoCaler!

I also went to that concert on Saturday. I believe you were thinking of Blood Red Skies? They did show the Epitaph creature as the backdrop, but the song isn't new (it did sound as though it was a new song, though, didn't it?). You can find it in JP's Ram it Down album (released in 1988). No new songs from the Epitaph album yet.

Also: welcome to the Noticeboard!
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[rusljimkris] Monday, October 24, 2011 9:19:33 AM 
Me too, at last (literally) my first Judas Priest concert!  I have seen several times a local tribute band, Just Like Priest (a very worthy rendition!) but to finally be able to see the real thing (minus K.K. Downing) on Sat. Oct. 22nd at San Manuel Amphitheater.  With Thin Lizzy as the opener and Black Label Society second it was one fuckin heavy metal show tht was perfectly balanced betwixt classic and newer metal music. I must say that Zach Wylde was fuckin' amazing on his guitar, surprised me! Priest played what I think to be a new song off Epitaph but not sure. Anyone confirm this?
[acolyte55] Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:56:14 PM 
oct 30th for myself as well!
[Stratovarius217] Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:48:01 PM 

I'm gonna see Judas Priest on Oct. 30!! It's gonna be my first time seeing them and it will be EPIC. Judas Priest is the best band ever LONG LIVE PRIEST \,,/

[Brian_Evans] Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:12:53 PM 
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[MetalRattlesnake] Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:51:11 AM 
I got to see them live sunday for the first time, and it was AWESOME!!!!!!! I was in a good seat and sanng every lyric. ^-^
[RoosterDude] Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:52:27 AM 
Last night I purchased tickets to see the Epitaph tour.  Seems like a long time coming.

When I was 14, a friend put a vinyl on his dad's hi-fi turntable.  I had never heard of the artist or heard their music.  Then this quiet music of two guitars picking fast, high, intricate notes began to build into the crash of classic metal that began my journey.  Victim of Changes was that song.  I never heard before such power and beauty.  I connected with it immediately and had to hear more.  I have never stopped listening to Priest.  No other music or artist has had my devotion.

Well, that was a long time ago.  I'm nearly 42 years old now.  I have every Priest album/cd.  I have every song, lick, and lyric memorized in my mind.  I listen to nothing else but Priest.  I like other types of music but it has always been Judas Priest that has truly nourished me musically.  They are all I listen to anymore.  The only ones that provide more would be my wife and family and Christ.

To see me, one would think, "no way does that guy like heavy metal."  I can see how one would think that.  I'm clean cut, church going, don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.  Don't use foul language.  Conservative views.  But I've never been ashamed to say I listen to Priest's music.  I wish I would have see them perform in my younger days, but circumstances just never allowed it.

I'm sure there are many who would call themselves "the biggest Priest fan ever."  But does one have to see them to perform to be such?  I don't think so.  My devotion is one that is personal and intimate.  I know their message - I hear their words.

I'm not sure why I had to post this.  I've just felt the urge to do so.

Thanks for reading.
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