October 7, 2023

IRON MAIDEN & GUNS N’ ROSES Open Power Trip Fest

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Powerful Day 1 with two legendary bands!

The inaugural day of Power Trip Festival was a rock and roll extravaganza that left fans of all ages exhilarated and begging for more. Headlined by two legendary bands, Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses, this festival promised an unforgettable experience, and it delivered in spades.

The festival is happening this weekend at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA organized by giant promoter Goldenvoice (Coachella, Stagecoach, Desert Trip, etc) and the whole experience has been surreal.

The two bands during day one rocked the stage in front of thousands of fans who traveled from all different parts of the world to witness this one-of-a-kind experience.
Power Trip - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

IRON MAIDEN

Iron Maiden took the stage with their signature energy and theatricality. Bruce Dickinson’s operatic vocals soared through the night air as he commanded the audience’s attention from the moment he stepped on stage. The band’s iconic mascot, Eddie, made appearances in various forms, adding to the visual spectacle. Hits like “The Trooper” and “Fear of the Dark” and “Wasted Years” had the crowd singing along at the top of their lungs. Iron Maiden’s musicianship was top-notch, with bassist Steve Harris and blistering guitar solos from Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers that left jaws dropping.

“Scream for me Indio!” Dickinson asked the crowd a few times during the show to an audience that was excited to see this incredible band live.

They proved once again why they are considered one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time.

Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip
Credit: Power Trip

SETLIST

Iron Maiden Setlist Power Trip Fest – 10/06/2023

  1. Caught Somewhere in Time
  2. Stranger in a Strange Land
  3. The Writing on the Wall
  4. Days of Future Past
  5. The Time Machine
  6. The Prisoner
  7. Death of the Celts
  8. Can I Play With Madness
  9. Heaven Can Wait
  10. Alexander the Great
  11. Fear of the Dark
  12. Iron Maiden
  13. Hell on Earth
  14. The Trooper
  15. Wasted Years

GUNS N' ROSES

Guns N’ Roses followed, and Axl Rose, Slash, and the gang showed that they’ve still got what it takes to rock the house down. Axl’s distinctive voice was as powerful as ever, and Slash’s guitar solos were nothing short of mesmerizing. The setlist was a perfect mix of classics like “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “November Rain” and deeper cuts that pleased die-hard fans.

The chemistry among the band members was palpable, and it was evident that they were having as much fun as the audience.

The band played for almost 3 hours and fans loved it!

Guns N' Roses - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

SETLIST

Guns N’ Roses Setlist Power Trip Fest – 10/06/2023

  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Bad Obsession
  3. Chinese Democracy
  4. Slither
  5. Pretty Tied Up
  6. Mr. Brownstone
  7. Welcome to the Jungle
  8. Hard Skool
  9. Absurd
  10. Double Talkin’ Jive
  11. Reckless Life
  12. You Could Be Mine
  13. Estranged
  14. Live and Let Die
  15. Down on the Farm
  16. Rocket Queen
  17. T.V. Eye
  18. Better
  19. Anything Goes
  20. Civil War
  21. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  22. November Rain
  23. Wichita Lineman
  24. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  25. Patience
  26. Coma
  27. Nightrain
  28. Paradise City

Power Trip Festival Day One was a rock lover’s dream come true. Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses proved that they are still at the top of their game.

With a well-executed production and a passionate audience, this event was a testament to the enduring power of rock and roll. If Day One was any indication, the rest of the festival promises to be an epic celebration of music and camaraderie. Rock on!

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