There is nothing like the experience of your first concert. We sit down with a couple of young adults to find out how they feel about experiencing an Iron Maiden concert for the first time, and maybe the last.
Iron Maiden has been captivating the minds of people around the world for more than thirty years. Their trio of riff slinging guitarists, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers, alongside the hard thumping bass playing of Steve Harris, the sextet’s founder and leader, have inspired many musical talents of old and new. Their music has transported through time as one of the most memorable in heavy metal corners and landscapes throughout the world. This concert promises to be an epic event for Jacob, Jonathan, and Justin. They have been fans for several years and have even performed some Maiden songs in a cover band, but now they get to experience their heavy metal forefathers live for the first time.
So you are going to the Iron Maiden concert in Miami Florida’s BB&T Center, what are you planning on doing once you arrive there from Tampa Florida?
Justin: Probably find a place to eat.
Jonathan: No idea to be honest. I guess just to enjoy the show?
Jacob: Well I plan on going several hours early. Time to poke around and get a bite to eat.
Have you ever been to other concerts? What is so special about this concert?
Justin: Been to a Jars of Clay concert before. This one is special because it’s Iron Maiden, plain and simple.
Jonathan: I’ve been to a Jars of Clay concert several years back. As for specialty… it’s an Iron Maiden concert, instead of a Jars of Clay concert?
Jacob: I went to a one republic concert before, that was it. This is a band I actually like so I guess that’s special.
How did you start listening to this type of music or this particular band?
Justin: Through my dad playing in an Iron Maiden tribute band really got me to like this type of music.
Jonathan: Either from hearing similar music in some video games I’ve played in the past, or the fact that my dad used to play Iron Maiden CDs when he’d drop me off at school. Most likely both, though.
Jacob: I discovered them when searching for songs to play on electric guitar.
How do you feel about attending an Iron Maiden concert?
Justin: Pretty excited and a bit nervous.
Jonathan: Excited and terrified.
Jacob: I don’t really know, I will probably find the atmosphere very contrasting to my personality.
There is no waiting left, well, maybe just hours to see this bunch of guys takes on the BB&T Center down in Miami Florida, how does that feel?
Justin: Not a day went by that I didn’t think about it, so I’m looking forward to it.
Jonathan: Anxious to be honest.
Jacob: I can wait, I’m not extremely excited.
The Book of Souls Tour, what are your expectations from any other concert experience you may have had or watched this band in?
Justin: I expect Iron Maiden to entertain in more ways than playing music.
Jonathan: I have never watched Iron Maiden perform live until now.
Jacob: I’ve seen them live on youtube, mainly when they were a lot younger. I think it will be a pretty typical rock concert.
Do you play any musical instruments? Which one?
Justin: Played bass for a bit.
Jonathan: I played the keyboard for a while. Not that much, though.
Jacob: The electric guitar.
Do you think Iron Maiden is one of the best guitar bands to listen when learning how to play the guitar? If not, which one is your favorite band to listen when learning how to play the guitar?
Justin: One of the best that I know of.
Jonathan: I’m not sure about that. I never really practiced with a guitar.
Jacob: Still thinking
There you have it folks. The brutal honesty of three young men going to a heavy metal concert. Actually, not just any heavy metal concert, but probably one of the best show, best heavy metal concert still around. Iron Maiden, Book of Souls!
Iron Maiden is Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, and the incredible, Nicko McBrain.
TO BE CONTINUED.