Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:36 PM
Same here, I waited because I was deciding between Sabbath and Pentagram and by the time I made up my mind, the lawn seats sold out. There was a ticket on ebay earlier today with a buy it now of $65, hopefully passing up on that wasn't a mistake...
Anyway, about a week or two ago I saw Dio Disciples at Mexicali Live in Teaneck. Dio Disciples is a cover band that consists of some of Ronnie James Dio's former bandmates and they play a bunch of old songs from Rainbow, Dio, and Black Sabbath during the Dio years. It was great to see such famous people performing in such a small intimate venue, I was literally right up against the stage, there wasn't even a barricade or anything like at most concert venues. Even better is my coworker's band, Lethal Affection, opened for them so it was cool to see my buddy's band opening for these guys he grew up idolizing. They finished their set with a cover of Judas Priest's Painkiller which they did a really good job with. You can listen to some of their songs on their facebook page, my favorite is Taste of Anarchy.
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