[guidogodoy] Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:05:15 PM
"Laughing at him?!?" In MY packed section in Detroit there were people practically falling to their knees to praise the Metal Gods! It was universal! Rob was simply outstanding in both shows. Hands down and I have a ton of vid to prove it! Vocals were just spot-on!
The long time Priest fans around us in Cleveland/Detroit/Hammond were all in complete awe of Rob as well. No one was laughing at him around me. There was only praise and a lot of holy shit's that was AWESOME, the best I've heard him since the '80s, etc. I also didn't know if Rob could perform that well in Detroit after absolutely KILLING IT in Hammond the night before, but holy hell, he NAILED IT AGAIN!! The entire band KILLED IT both nights! In Cleveland, Glenn wasn't jumping around quite as much, but he was still giving an incredible performance. Ian was strong as always, Scott blew me away as he always does and Richie really did a fantastic job. And if you decided to not go see them, well, I THANK YOU because I was able to get closer seats! HA!
Personally, I think they are playing a certain song on this tour that sums up some fans: NEVER SATISFIED!
My two cents here is that Priest absolutely SLAYED in Chicago. The energy to the sold-out crowd was fantastic and Rob was pitch-on fucking perfect!!! It was on par with the greatest concerts I have ever seen in my life. Here I thought "no way they could do it the following night in Detroit" but, again, BALLS OUT fantastic yet again!
Now, I know it isn't just me as I had one of the most judgemental of people at my side: my brother. That is why I named him the "official photographer / videographer" of the show. Hell, he was the first to admit that he had never seen such a thing. A live band who brings down the house with extremely demanding shows two nights in a row. He even had a hard time holding the camera steady as he, too, was caught up in the emotion of Rob and the boys tearing it up again in Detroit.
Final point is what others have said here before: anyone who chose to sit out on this concert had no idea what they were missing. Fucking AWESOME!!!!