Hi Budred, I've found the way to give you an answer quoting your message. I was only a stupid 'maiden', but now Judas gave me knowledge!!
I've mentioned it a few times on here already but I am so glad I live where I do when it
comes to music. I've had the opportunity to see nearly every band that I've wanted to see.
There are more beautiful places to live in this country as far as landscape but the concert
atmosphere around me is fantastic.
Nowhere on this list requires more than a 5 1/2hr drive with most of these places being within two hours of me.
Nearly every touring band hits one of these places.
it's good for you to stay in the States. Here in Italy if you talk about Metal you have only Maiden or some Black/Trash/Sped and so on.
I had few possibilities to see them (4) in concert but everytime is a great experience and I really hope to continue.
I've a dream. To see them playing in Birmingham (UK) !!