Classic Concert Stream of the Day: Iron Maiden, Flight 666 (2008)
You’re all cooped up. We’re all cooped up. Everyone’s friggin’ cooped up! You’re scrolling through our social feeds, texting with friends, eating, drinking coffee, watching TV, scrolling through our social feeds again, eating again, playing that dumb mobile game you downloaded from an Instagram ad and can’t stop playing, eating again, chatting with friends on a Zoom call, scrolling through our social feeds again, all while worrying about where your next paycheck is gonna come from. These are tough times, people.
To help pass the time, we’ll be sharing a classic metal concert every day. Watch some of it, watch all of it, watch only one song… we don’t care! As it long as it provides you with a bit of entertainment.
To start, today we’ll take a look back at Iron Maiden’s Flight 666 DVD, which actually isn’t one concert, but a compilation of several filmed on the band’s 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by Bruce Dickinson himself. Flight 666 is a powerful statement on metal’s popularity and relevance the world over, depicting the band performing for tens of thousands of rabid fans everywhere they go. True story: when MetalGF and I first started dating, she didn’t believe me that metal was still a thing, so I showed her this DVD.
Watch below. Scream for me, internet!!