"Sneaking out to watch Iron Maiden" Story
In 1984 I had only just discovered the joys of metal, and the first gig (of any sort) I went to was Iron Maiden when the venue was known as the Gaumont. I didn't have metal-minded friends so had to go on my own, and my parents were less than understanding (about anything really), so I had to sneak out and get the train from Eastleigh. The gig blew me away and I've been a metal fan ever since (I'm writing this in an Iron Maiden t-shirt by sheer fluke). Getting home again was interesting but that's another story.
This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.