A blistering set from the Maiden lads that was taken from their classic Maiden England setlist - from Moonchild to The Evil That Men Do, via Run To The Hills, Can I Play With Madness and more.
As expected, it was delivered with style and swagger, as a General Custer Eddie, a factory-load of pyrotechnics and more lit up Donington. And, of course, the blisteringly fast right foot of Nicko McBrain was powering it all, his monstrous beats and huge metal grooves getting the crowd pumping their arms and banging their heads.
Even those not popped up on the band’s own Trooper beer couldn’t deny the spectacle of a band still delivering. Bruce Dickinson promised that they would be back for a London show later this summer.