I headed for Sydney this afternoon to see Helloween in concert at the Metro Theatre. After many people had initially shown their interest in attending, it ended up being only me and Bono - again - who made the night. No real surprise I guess in this day and age... but anyway...
Bono met me at Cheers on George Street - $6 pints! That was a win! - where we stayed until 9.00pm, before heading up to the Metro. We didn't see the first support, but watched Lord do their stuff as the second support.
Helloween came on after 10.00pm, and were brilliant. Just brilliant. Everythig sounded great, but songs such as "Waiting for the Thunder" and "Russian Roule" were two of the best, that came across as some of the best, so much better than the studio versions. The band even carried on when Sascha's guitar and microphone died, meaning that both "Where the Rain Grows" and "Lost in America" were played without him, leaving Andi Deris to comment "For the first time ever, a song written for two guitars, played with one!".
I had to run for the train or risk waiting for four hours for the next one, but managed to do so after a quick leak in the park next to Central.