Rod's diary - JUN 2 - SEATTLE
Usual email catch up in the morning then early pm off to airport to fly up to Seattle for the show at the White River Amphitheatre, which is about 30 miles out of Seattle and is another "shed" type venue. As soon as we are in the air Nicko gets the cards out and he, Gaddsy, Ian and myself get going again at 10 card brag. Rest of band read or listen to music, though Bruce is soon in the jump seat behind the cockpit.
Gaddsy's shocked he didn't lose a hand!
The car ride to the venue was long as we had to detour to get round the heavy traffic going to the show, in all about 13,000 attended with many arriving from all over the area by commandeered school buses! But we went through some beautiful scenery much of which was very "small town America" with farms (llamas!! -- thought I had seen the last in Peru for a while) and white picket fences, it was very emotive and straight out of the movies. This north west region around Seattle has some spectacular scenery.
Another solid show and excellent audience, though it was bloody cold, on stage too. Especially sweating under the lights the dampness of the clothes makes it appear even colder. Not the best of weather going north so a great turnout on a cold Monday evening, the fans seemed to keep warm and active though. A lot of cool banners in the audience with one claiming to go back to 1987!! And a lot of "welcome to Iron Maiden" banners - thanks everyone. We had a really good night.
Hope he does better than me.
With IM.com moderator ALF.