It is March 20th 2015 as our journey to Middelburg Zeeland is about to begin. We are invited to play a gig at Bar American for a charity event for ‘Rock voor de Molukken’.

The last time we’ve played this venue was in 2006, the early days of Somewhere On Stage, we’ve had some good memories about this place.

An email from our drummer Erik concerns us in the early afternoon, he is stocked at the airport of Munich Germany because of the Lufthansa strike and very unsure if he is able to get a flight to Amsterdam Airport. Fortunately, at 15:00 hrs. we’ve got the  got the good news that he is on a flight.

In the meanwhile we took off to Middelburg where one of the organizers Wilfred was waiting for us. We met the venue owner Kees Petit and he still remembered us from nine years ago. After unloading our gear to the back stage room of the venue he took us to his place where his wife Karla and some friends offered us a delicious  Asian meal. The food was excellent and the atmosphere felt like a birthday visit with family.

After a nice chat with the band members of our support ‘Friends’ it was time to take a walk back to the venue to do some preparations for the gig.

The guys from ‘Friends’ played some high level Rolling Stones classics and the audience was in for a party tonight. We were a bit afraid that the contrast between Rolling Stones and Iron Maiden would be a bit to much for this audience but fortunately we were wrong.

22:45 they cleaned up the stage to make some room for us. Playing a gig without a soundcheck is always risky but it turned out very well, with all the credits to the sound technician that night. As soon as we got dressed we hit the stage starting with The Evil That Men Do followed by Two Minutes To Midnight. From this point on we knew this was going to be a great.

The audience went crazy when we played the Iron Maiden classics like The Trooper, Fear Of The Dark, Hallowed Be Thy Name, The Number Of The Beast and Run To The Hills. This was definitely the loudest crowd we’ve played for in the last couple of years. We left the stage but came back for the encores of this evening, Wasted Years and Iron Maiden. We left the stage with a satisfied feeling and so the audience did.

Back in the car we were enjoying the Asian snacks Karla had put in a doggy bag for us earlier on.
Hopefully our return to Middelburg doesn’t have to take another nine years.

Thanks a lot Middelburg, hope to see you again soon!

Wednes May 13, 2015
It is Wednesday May 13th as we are heading for a venue called Gryphus in Vierlingsbeek , the South East of Brabant, NL. We were all a bit late because of the unexpected traffic jams, the Thursday will be a national holiday in the Netherlands and lots of people spend their extended weekend in the Sou... Read more
Sunday March 22, 2015
It is March 20th 2015 as our journey to Middelburg Zeeland is about to begin. We are invited to play a gig at Bar American for a charity event for ‘Rock voor de Molukken’. The last time we’ve played this venue was in 2006, the early days of Somewhere On Stage, we’ve had some good memories a... Read more
Wednesday July 31, 2013
We'll celebrate our 10 year anniversary in the Stairway to Heaven in Utrecht, on friday the 6th of september this year! Free entrance so join us to throw a nice party!... Read more
Wednesday July 2, 2012
Flash! We'll be performing on the HobNob festival in Almelo upcoming Saturday! Showtime at 23:00 hours. In 2011 we have played her already before a great crowd on a big stage. We're gonna ROCK again!  ... Read more
Monday April 8, 2013
We had a great gig in café De Fles in Spijkenisse, with a very enthusiastic crowd! Thanks everone for shouting with us, and hopefully see you next time!      ... Read more
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