.... Janick's Toronto Gig Report
Hi, everyone just a quick
word about the gig in Toronto. This concert was one of the ones
that Adrian would have to miss because he had to fly back to England
for personal reasons. Therefore the mighty Maiden were reduced
to a fivesome.
The gig was great fun as always with a fantastic audience
reaction even though we were pyro-less [due to fire restrictions
in the hall] and due to a rather smaller stage than usual without
our ginormous stupendous stage show. Regardless of all this we
all had a brilliant time. There were only a few problems; one
being me mistakenly nicking some of Davey's solos in mistaken
belief that that they were Adrian's. As the neo fascist, slightly
to the right of Attilla the Hun, tour dictator Dickie Bell has
often said "Janick will solo [or twiddle as Dick sees it] over
anything, even another solo", [oops sorry Dave!]. Anyway with
Adrian not there, I was just a little dazed and confused as to
which solo was whose.
After the gig as always, the Dave and Jan show started
in the bar of the hotel, where we met some fans from Mexico who
had flown in for the gig, and in a show of true loyalty, promptly
bought Dave and I a beer which I rather craftily downed immediately
when I saw the arrival of the legendary Rodrick Smallwood, unfortunately
for Dave he did not feel the immense presence of the great one,
and thus lost his beer to the burly legend with the words "CHEERS
DAVE"! Now beerless, we headed out into the night to find another
bar somewhere on Young St. but that's another story.
I must say though, Dave took the fact that I nicked some
of his solos very well, although I must admit that last round,
the one Dave bought, just after the tequila shots, did have a
very strange taste to it. It tasted and smelt a bit of stale p---!
Nah he wouldn't - not DAVE!!!!!!
[Cheers mines a Corona and can you get one for me mate?].