Iron Maiden in Prague

Was invited last minute with some friends to see Iron Maiden at Eden Stadion here in Prague.

Iron Maiden fans in Prague

Besides having the worst sound of any live stadium show I've ever seen, the concert was most excellent. A giant Pharoah's head split open to release evil-eyed Eddie over the band, shredding in all their elder statesmen glory. 35,000 people turned "Run to the Hills" into a mantra. The whole crowd wore their best, oldest Maiden shirt. Jeans. Long hair, short hair. Fireworks inside. Singing on the trams afterward, as if the whole world were for metal fans.