[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Friday, November 18, 2011 7:49:41 AM
Budred, I was at the same show that you were. You said that people were "laughing at Rob when he tried to hit those notes". Well, where I was, people were practically falling to their knees at how incredible he still is. The looks on everyones faces around me when he hit them said it all. Rob knew that he was on - I loved that look he gave the crowd after some of his screams as if to say to everyone "Yeah - what did you think of that?!" He is moving around the stage so much more than in the past and giving it everything that he has, for almost 2 1/2 hours each night! If I were fighting with you, you would KNOW it. I just don't agree with your review of the exact same show that I was at. You want Priest to hang it up and you said that they should have done so after the British Steel tour. Well, I don't agree with that either - I am so incredibly thankful that I was able to see them 3 more times and hear Rob sing some of my favorite Priest tracks that I had never heard done live before. Richie does make them sound different, there is no getting around that. I can totally see where fans would be upset by that, it's a hard pill to swallow.
All I'm going to say is that there is a core group of people (about 6) that I do everything in
my power not to offend or get into a back and forth with. (I respect them)Three of them left posts
after mine that in my opinion sounded angry. One had F**ing included in the post, another wondered
what planet I'm from and another just seemed to be joining the frenzy so how can I not take
that as angry. There was "these pseudo fans" and "Never Satisfied" comments. I said that 14 out of 17
times they were amazing. That's never satisfied? I've seen them every time they hit this area since 1981
and bought every album they've released but because I thought this show lacked a little I'm a
I didn't agree that they were that awesome but I didn't leave a single post referring
to any person who did. If you guys think it's just me I even had a private message telling me
they thought that it was funny that people get angry with me because my opinioned differed
from the others. I learned (thank you Jimmy) to not let myself get out of hand and almost
everything I do on here is tempered or thought out (usually) so as not to do what I did my first
year here. So I'm not going to do anything stupid. As negative as my post may be all I was saying
was that it wasn't what Priest has gotten me accustomed to over the years. I didn't say they sucked.
I didn't suggest anyone not go.