Not much to say about this–here’s one of the best power metal bands in the world, Blind Guardian, doing one of their signature songs, “The Bard Song,” at the Wacken Open Air metal festival in Germany, 2011.

I’m somewhere in this crowd, though in 2011 Wacken was so crowded that I was way far back from the stage. That tends to happen when there’s close to 70,000 people trying to watch the same band at the same time.

Originally I wanted to find a clip of Blind Guardian at Wacken 2002, which was an ever better set than this one was, but it’s hard to find high-def video clips of Wacken going back that far. I remember in 2002 shuttling between Blind Guardian on the main stage and Unleashed on the Party Stage, which I also wanted to see.