Over the 3 days we saw : Tyketto, AC/DC, Taking Dawn, Hellyeah, Flyleaf,Reckless Love,Genitortures, Megadeth, Y&T,Skin, Michael Monroe,FM, Saxon,Cinderella,Slash, Billy Idol,Steel Panther, Airbourne,
We even had Rob & Rijkels with us at this one! The journey there was so funny when we got to Grantham….round & round that roundabout whilst they caught up with us 😉 We were still outside when Queen Adreena started. I was gutted about that. But, we did see a little part of their set (I think)
I guess Andy was tired…& i decided to stick my finger up his nose 😉 (Cheers to Ady for photos)
The biggest, the best & unfortunately the worst also 🙁 The biggest ever attendance at Monsters. Unfortunately, it got too dangerous. During Guns set the whole crowd towards the front moved. 2 people got crushed under foot & died. It’s the most frightened i’ve ever been at a gig. Was hard to keep stood up & not get trampled even towards the side… Maiden were fantastic.
After the tragedy in ’88 there were lessons learned about crowd safety. There was a full inquiry about the events. You can view this online here :
This resulted in “The guide to health, safety & welfare at pop concerts & similar events”. In the industry, it’s referred to as “The Purple Guide “. There used to be a copy of this online & it was free to view, but now, it seems you have to pay.