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Old 04-09-2007, 09:25 PM
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Hi Everybody,

Takes me a bit of time to put together bits for the site, but it's easter and i have a break until tomorrow, so here goes.

Both setlists were the same for both shows, with what it seems to be reduced shows from what i have seen of the German reviews. The sets being : State of Grace, Feel the Power, Heavy Metal Thunder, If iI Was You, Strong Arm of the Law, Great White Buffalo, Travellers in Time, To Hell & Back Again, Red Star Falling, Requiem, Princess of the Night, Crusader, I've Got to Rock. Encores Being : Power & The Glory, Wheels of Steel, Denim & Leather and Ashes to Ashes. also believe Atila the Hun was in there somewhere too, but am taking the info off the setlists that Torben gave to me.
Both shows were fantastic with great sound ( again well done to Torben ), both venues completely different too, with Barcalona sold out with around 1500 people all going crazy, and Valencia only selling around 500 tickets ( strange place being an old disused factory )
Spanish crowds were great, hands aloft all the way to the back of the halls, very different to UK crowds where we seem to go mad for the first 5 rows only.

My thanks go to the band for the shows, to in particular Nigel, Nibbs and Doug who i spent 4 hours with in a bar in Barcelona, for the invite to the Soundcheck in Valencia. also to the crew including John the Builder, English bus driver who's name escapes me and to Torben again for great sound, looking after my pack for me, and offering me the use of the backstage area to change and shower. Cheers Torben. Thanks also to Thomas who i spent half of the Valencia gig with, sharing beers and stories.

All in all a great un-forgettable trip, after following the band for 28 years, i feel more attached than ever before. Can't wait for UK shows now, the band seem to be going from strength to strength.

Martin ( from Leicester in UK )
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:43 PM
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cheers martin ! seems that you had a lot of fun ! that what saxon stands for

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:52 PM
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Cheers Saxonator,

Yes got to say one of the best couple of days in my 44 years of life, and did not go into the detail of getting propositioned by two princesses of the night for money in Barcelona or the trip back to Valencia on the back of a scooter ridden by a spanish guy ( Enrique ), whom i met at the show.

As i said in the other message, the band treated me sooooooo well, they were as surprised that i had made the trip, they thought i lived there.

Thanks Martin
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:54 PM
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so: do you join the london gig too ?
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:00 PM
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Hi Again,

Am working on it at the moment as i would like to get together with the majority of the forum crew and introduce myself.

am down for Nottingham and Wolverhampton and have talked a further 3 converts into joining me at Nottingham.

Have a plan for London and if i can sort will get down in time to join in for a drink and meet.

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:21 PM
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so cu there ! the more known faces the better it gets
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..... i would like to get together with the majority of the forum crew and introduce myself.

am down for Nottingham and Wolverhampton
Hi Martin. Thanks for an excellent review and sharing your memories of a very special trip to Spain ! Look forward to meeting you for a few beers in May !!

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Old 04-10-2007, 06:04 PM
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Cheers for the reply Goss,

would enjoy getting together with what seems to be a healthy group of fellow devotees, i am planning to try to get to the Astoria as well, so that will be first show for me on UK leg.

I will read the various entries with respect to meets, has anything been decided yet for London, and are you planning to be at nottingham and wolverhampton for same ?

Not long to go for tonights broadcast too, if nothing else, it is hopefully "good" publicity which may bring in a few more for the british shows? ( we shall see ).

Thanks Martin
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to get to the Astoria as well
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Great review of your trip Martin.

Looking forward to meeting at London and Nottingham.
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