The beautiful and friendly venue Lucky, close to the German border, is not far from Blind Guardian 's home town Krefeld. Blind Guardian is extremely popular not only in Germany but especially in this part of The Netherlands too. Exactly 10 years ago, and his succesful power metal band Blind Guardian, performed on this same stage at Lucky. I myself and many fans with me still remembered how mesmerized we had been, back then, to hear the new songs from A Twist in the Myth.Therefore it was not surprising that the venue was sold out. The concert started with a very good performance of the Dutch prog metal band Cirrha Niva, who have not been around as longs as BG, but still for a respectable 23 years. The experience showed: Cirrha Niva gave a very well balanced and musically sound performance.
When BG finally entered the stage, all fans were excited to welcome the aimable singer Hansi Kürsch and his fellow musicians after a much too long period of absence. The enthusiasm was mutual. Hansi reveiled that Lucky is his favorite stage in Holland. Many of the popular songs of the 2006 concert were on the set list now as well. Of course with some later additions. The audience sang along most of the songs with Hansi and the atmosphere in the hall became very intense and overwelmingly pleasant. The band was called back on stage twice and played an impressive 2 hours and a quarter.
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