Review & Photo Gallery – Steel Panthers at Rock City Nottingham

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Steel Panthers in my hometown, with a photo pass; thank you kindly.

I am so glad they are touring and not doing arenas they work so much better on a smaller gig level, so Rock City was born for this!  The crowd really turned out in force for this one with another sell out event; very much standing room only but not as heavy as other sold out gigs I have been to here.

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That said photographing from the pit is always an interesting area to be; between the crowd and the reason they are here. This was even more unusual with the long introductions before Asian hooker which led to all the photographers having a little sit down while this happened. But the energy that flowed after was brilliant.

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The set list was short but they kept the crowd going with the insults to the crowd and each other that make a Steel Panthers gig what it is. It’s hard to believe that this is a turned down version of their older banter which, having had the pleasure to see them in their home town was very much restrained to this audience.

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The main ingredient of the songs were the older crowd favourites building to a trio of Death To All But Metal, Community Property and Party all Day.  With 17 Girls in a Row having the stage filed with girls.  If you see a Steel Panthers gig and leave with anything less than a high you really didn’t get it.  I just wonder what next for the band, I am not sure they can shock further but they can sure play.

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Words & Photos by Chris Marsh

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