ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL
|Twisted Sister is one of the best live acts in rock music.
They donít tour that often, so when I saw that they were playing in Europe in the summer of 2008, I thought that it would be a great idea to go a show.
|I choose the Milan Rock Of Ages / A September To remember for 3 reasons:
1- The bill was great, with 3 bands I had never seen.
2- Low cost airlines make it cheap to fly from my hometown to Milan.
3- I’ve got two great friends living in Northern Italy and a few in Southern France, so we would all meet there.
|Extreme's show was announced as the only european show for 2008. Finally they did a tour after that, but it still was Extreme's first European show in more than a decade.
Gotthard was scheduled to play but they cancelled at short notice, just a few days before the festival. Bad luck.
|Most of my friends went to the RaismesFest in Northern France. Saxon, Gamma Ray, Uli Jon Roth and other bands were playing there but I prefered to go to the Rock Of Ages.
From the five bands playing I had seen only two before. Twisted Sister is like no other on stage, Duff McKagan is a legend, I had a lot of expectations for Extreme and Quireboys is a band I love... so for me there was no hesitation.
|I caught a low cost Volareweb flight, slept at Ricardo's place, and ejoyed a great week end. Moreover, my birthday was two days before, so let's say it was my birthday party.
Enjoy the pictures, the reviews and the setlists!
Bands: Pino Scotto / Quireboys / Duff McKagan's Loaded / Extreme / Twisted Sister.