Although I've seen Judas Priest many times over the years, this was the first time since 1988 that they'd played Newport. Then, as a 19 year old student I had a real buzz of excitement about seeing the band and 23 (!!) years later it was no different.
They really are masters of the stage and have performed their brand of heavy metal successfully since 1969 (a vintage year).
On this, their final tour, appropriately called 'Epitaph', they played a vast array of material for well over 2 hours right across the back catalogue, some oddments but plenty of crowd favourites.
If it is the end, then what a way to finish.
Heading Out to the Highway
Victim of Changes (video)
Diamonds & Rust
Dawn of Creation
Turbo Lover (video)
Beyond the Realms of Death
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
Breaking the Law (video)
Hell Bent for Leather (video)
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Living After Midnight