Hello. My name is Stan. I grew up in Pennsylvania as an Amish. I know it sounds crazy to some of you, but this is true. In my village, we had guitars, banjos, drums and various instruments but it was always acoustic. We usually wrote our own songs and usually they were of a praying or religious nature. I was exposed to very little electric or outside music. I was given the opportunity the last few months to come to LA and view the outside world. I have a relative that lives here, as he left the Amish lifestyle many years ago. I needed to see what else was out there so I made a commitment to give myself 1 year here and see if I want to go back. My elders allowed me because they saw how discontent I was at home. Well, my cousin took me to Paladino's last Saturday. He said he wanted to "blow my mind". I showed up and there was no band on. I was delighted to see pool tables, as I am an expert pool player in my village. Then my cousin bought me a beer. I have drank some cans of beer before, but I never had one that came from a fresh spout. It was incredible! Then an opening band came on and it was the most incredible thing I've ever witnessed! I could not believe the power coming off the stage. My cousin has long hair and he was banging his head in which I did also. The first image I ad in my mind were enormous black horses running so fast in rhythm. But it wasn't until the last band, The Iron Maidens came on, that I really felt I went to heaven! I have heard of heavy metal, but I always heard it was evil bad music that people listened to and then vandalized or did other bad things. I never once thought girls played it. I also didn't know it was not evil. But then, these beautiful girls come on stage and play the most incredible sounds I have ever heard in my life! Every song, every note, every guitar solo, every drum beat, every bass thump and every note sung was so amazing, I felt I may fly away like a bird! I thought, if I can just see this concert everyday, then my life would be very grand! I wish I had the courage to go up and say thank you for the best night of my life, but I didn't know how to say this. I didn't know, but my cousin told me there is a band called Iron Maiden which is the original band. He then let me listen to his CDs when we got home. I listened to about 5 Iron Maiden albums all night without stopping. I think it is my favorite band now. He then played me a band called Death Angel which I thought was also great. I want to know when I can see this band again. I hope one day my village will be open minded and you can come play at our Amish village and show them that you are not evil, but provide quality clean fun. Or maybe I will never go back and just start a heavy metal band in LA with my cousin. Thank you Iron Maidens!