As the lights go down, the long-haired guy two seats over sparks up a reef and casually smokes his brains out.
I guess "Mr. Friendly" missed him on the way in.
Unlike in '84—and again in 2008—Maiden doesn't open with the famous wartime speech from Churchill and "Aces High".
I didn't recognize the first song; maybe it's a new one. Or maybe the Blue Ribbon is taking effect.
Georgia Straight music writer Steve Newton is posting items of interest from tonight's (June 24) Iron Maiden concert at GM Place in Vancouver. Check out the full review tomorrow at www.straight.com/music.