Its Cedric777 from France, Paris, the guy that give U STRYPER show review Lorca Rock Festival (Spain June 2005), ATARFE Festival (Granada Spain March 2006)
Here now a review of the Madrid show Saturday 10th November 2007!!
My 3rd STRYPER show, once again in Spain ;o) 2005, 2006, 2007. Hope see then now in Spain 2008 for the next album tour, hopefully before July 2008 (after Ill move in Guadeloupeforever with my wife ;o) )
OK ok ok, I stop to speak about me and I start to speak about the saison 3 of Prison Break Okokokokok, understood, lets go for STRYPER!! Forgive me by advance for all the fault and bad sentences My English isnt yet perfect ;o)
So, for this 3rd time, I wasnt alone to make the travel Paris to Madrid, was with my cousin, Nicolas, another STRYPER fan ;o)
We arrived in Madrid on the Saturday morning, 10:00 am. Then, blablablabla..
15:45, afternoon, we arrived on the street where is the hall JOY ESLAVA.
At about 16:00, we have the chance o meet the guys on the street, walking, going to the hall for the sound checking. We can say hello to the guys, speak quickly 30 secondes with Oz & Michael, letting us know that we come from Paris (Michael answer to me something like yeah, I remember of U and Oz agreed ;o) Cedric (me) very happy at this moment JAJAJA)
At 19:00, there are already a lot of fans staying on the street, waiting for the open door, standing in a long queue (file) growing.
At 20:15, its the opening doors ;o) Everyone enter. The place is small, but for about 1200 people. Let me explain
The scene is really intimate / small. About 300-500 people (to my ming) can be massed on the ground behind the scene.After, there are 3 big floors/balcons on arcs of circles on the back ground (one on the same level than the scene, the 2 others on the same position, but on floor 1, then floor 2)
The first part is SACRED, a Spanish (christian?) band that sing in English. They played from 20h45 to 21h30.
STRYPER begin to play about 22h15, for a 80 minutes show, including the rappels / encore songs.
Here the tracklist :
1 - Battle Hymn Of The Republic
2 - The Way
3 - More Than A Man
4 - The Rock That Makes Me Roll
5 - Reach Out
6 - Loud 'N' Clear
7 - Loving You
8 - Peace Of Mind
9 - Calling On You
10 - Free
11 - Honestly
12 - Makes Me Wanna Sing
13 - Oz Fox Guitar Solo
14 - Open Your Eyes
15 - Soldiers Under Command
16 - Abyss (To Hell With The Devil)
17 - To Hell With The Devil
18 - Winter Wonderland
The Battle Hymn Republic begin, all the people sing!! Really greeeat!! Oz, tracy and Robert take place on the scene They attack the song the way, and Michael arrive in running on the scene!! The guys are at their best, its their third show in Spain. The final Michael screaming hight note is perfect as always!!
Then, the show go on!! I was at the first line, and there were no space between us and the scene!! So, at first line, you can put down yours elboys on the scene, craaazy!! I was between Oz & Michael!! The guys come often seen us, hit their hands on ours hands, and they were totally excited on the stage!!
Peace of Mind sound great in Live, I cant wait to heard the studio version on the next album!!!
Oz gave us a cool guitar solo before that the band play Open Your Eyes. A different solo style than the one done in Granada 2006.
Some regrets, no bass & drums solos when Michael introducing the band and Michael havent his beautiful fly (V shape) guitar yellow & black
On the end of the show, Oz said to Michael something like we have time and so, they played the last song Winter Wonderland ;o)
Hum, Im tired to write in English So, forgive me I stop here
Hum, OK, you want more so, here for U PEACE of MIND!!! Check the link, and download the song. Not listening, you can take it and listen it where you waaaant!!!
Not pro record, remember I was first line
Take care everybody, God Bless U STRYPER and all of U!!!