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Bruce Dickinson says “You only deserve fan admiration as much as your last gig”

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Bruce Dickinson says “You only deserve fan admiration as much as your last gig”

Bruce Dickinson talked with Goldmine Mag about “what’s it feel like standing on a stage and having thousands of people focused on you and cheering your every move”.


Read what he said:

“I think if you stop to admire your own reflection, you’re not really serving the audience. In effect, when we hit the stage, we’re not looking at it like, ‘Wow, look at all those people there for me. I’m looking at this audience like, this crowd is hungry and wants us to entertain them and we have to deliver. We’re all too busy in the moment to sit back and say, ‘Isn’t this cool?’

Bruce Dickinson singing

“What’s cool is just being there, being in the moment, delivering all that energy. Towards the end of it, when you’re offstage, having a drink of water offstage, you get some idea of the scale. But when you’re onstage, you’re in it. And you can’t step into the backseat and put your feet up and say, ‘This is cool.’ You have to be there and be fierce – 100 percent.”

Still, that feeling of adulation must be overwhelming.

Yes, but it’s transitory. You’ve got to deserve it. And you only deserve it as much as your last gig.

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