About 9 pm ESP took over the stage and as ussual it was from the start a party, Chuck a.k.a. Hellvis is always great to rock his bass and his Gene Simmons impression is often hillerious, John joked a lot with his funny stories and one-liners. Of course Bruce guitarplaying was excellent and Eric rocked behind his drumkit.
The band was in a great spirit and it was great to see them perform live again here in Holland.
The only complaint was that there wasn’t allowed to take photo’s during the show! I don’t understand why, because in the past you were allowed to take photo’s at ESP shows.
Parasite (KISS), Love (Union), Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper), Unholy (KISS), Live Wire (Mötley Crüe), Domino (KISS), Highway Star (Deep Purple), Master and Slave (KISS), Power To The People (Mötley Crüe), Master & Slave – Continue (KISS), I Wanna Be (Union), Man in the Moon (Scream), Helter Skelter (Beatles), Ace of Spades (Motorhead), I Love It Loud (KISS), Black Diamond (KISS) & Tie Your Mother Down (Queen)
After the show they did a signing session and this time it was better organised than I witness at previous ESP signing sessions, however it seems that they (management?) stopped before everyone got their item signed. Only 1 item was allowed to let signed. Bruce was as always a gentleman and made a comment about my girlfriends Paul Stanley tattoo, Eric signed our photo with him backstage at Alice Cooper from last november.
On monday februari 16th we went to the ESP gig in Verviers, Belgium. It was only a 30 minutes drive for us. The venue, The Spirit Of 66, was small and I guess around 200 people were there. We got a front spot at the stage, before Bruce and this time it was allowed to take photo’s, but only for the first 3 songs. So I took as many pics as was possible.
Again the spirit of the band was great and this evening, we stood so close at the stage that, if we wanted, we could thouch Bruce or John.
After the show was over they came out to do a signingsession on the stage. We had a few things with us for signing, as photo’s, ESP CD cover ect. Everyone signed our stuff. All were very nice, especially Bruce, who was thankfull to us, we got each a guitar plectrum from him! He’s still a great guy! We had a blast!
All we can say, if you can catch ESP live, do so!
Enjoy the pics…
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