Monday, 17 August 2009


Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by CaptainTripps on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:42 am

The Good

Pretty much all the bands I saw, with special mention to Europe!

Generally having a good time when not watching bands.

Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Joho on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:31 am

The good - Europe! 

Celesty! Get them for the main stage next year please! They blew the sophie stage away

Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by someone else on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:51 pm

The Good:

Top people

The Weather

Candlemass, Saxon, Entombed, Europe and Kreator

Deli Kate's Baguettes

Re: BOA 09 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Ms 80s on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:56 pm


The bands, particularly Sabaton, Turisas and Europe who were all incredible

Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by callumascott on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:43 pm

1. Europe, so shoot me

2. Blind Guardian

3. Satyricon

4. Kreator

5. Either Saxon or Sodom

Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by a_p on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:15 pm

Blind Guardian




Amon Amarth

Nefarious - Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Unsigned Stage 

Vintage Testosterone Fueled Metal!

Saturday 15th August

Re: Top 5 bands this year...

by glen_quagmire on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:23 pm



Uncle Rotter


Blind Guardian


by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:58 am

Anathema nailing Maiden's Phantom Of the Opera  

Europe just an amazing live band

Re: Bands who converted you

by Calibur on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:21 pm

The main one- surprisingly had to be Europe. Really great performance.

Re: Bands who converted you

by someone else on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:28 pm


For me not really a convert, more of a re-awakeneing, ENTOMBED were just superb, i hadn't seen them since they supported Type O negative on the October rust tour, am a very liberal listener of them , but after that performance i bought 2 cds' and am well and truly a fan again 

We talked about this before they played, and I agree with you - a great performance.

Kreator were probably the band that I was expecting to be bit 'meh', like Sodom were on Friday, but they were awesome.

I'm liking the love for Europe - due to the reaction to the band, I think Bloodstock has been vindicated for their booking.

Re: Your band of the festival

by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:24 pm

Lick Mars wrote:

Its so hard to choose this year! Its between Saxon, Blind Guardian, Kreator, Anathema, Turisas and Europe. Maybe Carcass, Arch Enemy, and Sabaton as well...gah too many good bands!

One of the best overall linups i have ever seen at a metal festival tbh, and europe have probably sold afew best of albums on the back of this too  

Hopefully will sell a hell of alot of the new 1 aswell 


by Joho on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:15 am

I never thought i'd say a classic rock band was better than whitesnake, but europe were better than everyone... Wow. Thats what a live band should sound like. Apart from the few people who are best not spoken of it was amazing. It was great to see so many people go there only knowing final countdown and watching them slowly start loving europe, and singing every chorus from after hearing it once. 


by ANDREWHALL28 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:49 am

I was a fan going in, i'm an even bigger fan coming out, one of the best live rock bands i've ever seen 


classicalmusic said...

So it seems it was a triumph...
Very nice.

grim_jim said...

Awsome! That´ll show them!

Ednéia(Brasil) said...

Congratulations! It is the result of a good job and deserved!

Karin said...

Så det så!

Deni said...

Seems that you had a great time, enjoyed the gig as much as the fans did, and I'm so happy to see that you had such great reaction and support from all the media! You really deserve it, after the good work you did with the new album. Great to see your names in magazines, TV, radio...And it's going to be even more huge! This is it! Enjoy!

Eva said...

Have you seen this?

How f***ing cool are you? People are running out of superlatives, amazing!

ALUAP said...

Guys, you deseerve all this words. YOU are just great!

Tempestgirl1970 said...

Very nice guys, congratulations!!!
You are the BEST

Tomorrow said...

Certainly Europe es a great band of rock and roll !!!...The fans already we know it...I hope that the new albúm comes to many people..

Sylwia said...

Congratulations! You are THE BEST!!!!!1!!

Jenny said...

Yes, its time they believe the hype and they seem to do so!! :D

GOD Im being a proud fan now!!!

Really really good times in the Europe-camp now.
Dont wake me I must be dreaming =)

All the positive reviews, reports and commnets such as these. They will be like waves on the water.
What will come out of this...?

Take care guys and see you soon
You ARE the best!
BIG hugs from the little house in the swedish woods.


marykarmen said...


Tone Irene said...

enjoy this, you've earned it :D

Fernanda said...

I guess a lot of people have to shut their mouth from now on..... Congratulations guys!!!!! You deserve it, for years of hard work and beautiful music!!!! I´m so proud of you!!! Fer

MT and TM said...

Wow, great news! The best basis for your next concert in Berne! We can't wait to see you there...
So very welcome to Switzerland!

Dear Joey, happy birthday and all the best for you! We hope you'll be able to enjoy your day...

Love and take care!

simona scorza said...

Happy Birthday my dear Joey this day, as in every other day, I always wish you the best of the life...with my little but sincere heart...Simona....

Tomorrow said...


happy birthday ...

Health, love, and good luck!!!

Sylwia said...

Happy Birthday Joey :)))

Clair said...

Better than I had hoped for!
Congratulations, guys!!! :)


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simona scorza said...

BERNA, 22/08/2009....
THANKS THANKS AND THANKS....for the fantastic concert, the smiles, the looks, your autographs on my body, the photos, the words, your splendid souls...thanks Joey for that small kiss deprived hand with hand...See you soon....Simona (Italy)

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