Highlights of Iron Maiden's Maiden England Tour, 2013, at the O2 Arena.
Saturday August 3, 2013.
Back in 1982, when I was 10, I bought my first 7-inch single; 'Run to the Hills' by Iron Maiden. Ever since I have been a huge fan, seeing them in various venues across the country.
However, it had been quite a while since I had seen them live, due to a growing family, work and the like.
Thankfully, an old work colleague, David, put on social media that he had a spare ticket to the concert and was looking for someone to go with. I jumped at the chance.
We arranged to meet in London, near Kings Cross, and make a day of it.
Considering that we hadn't seen each other in around 15 years, it was like we had never been apart. Meandering our way down to the River Thames, via a few pubs, we headed for the Thames Clipper and made our way to Greenwich Peninsula.
After a few drinks of Trooper inside the dome, we made our way in to the Arena proper.
We had deliberately missed the support act, but that was of no real concern as they were not who we, or any of the other Maiden fans, had paid to see.
Suffice to say, Iron Maiden were on top form and were absolutely amazing.
Roll on the next tour.
Up the IRONS!