Satan's Empire headlined the upstairs stage and it was a truly stunning set
It was a lovely moment and when the band started several members of the group donned Satan Empire shirts and were seen down the front really enjoying themselves
This is what Mearfest is about and the band gave a performance of their lives
A great set commenced with a brilliant light show and excellent sound
A very lively audience participated and all the classics were played much for my and everyone else's delight. The whole day was an exercise in giving and this band have given Mearfest everything they possibly could.
They drove a 550 mile round trip, donated the backline and drum kit for upstairs
Set everything up including full drum kit
Garry Bowler helped with everyone's drum set ups between bands
Paul Lewis and Sandy McRitchie helped with guitar setups and loaning out amp heads
Alison Metcalfe was brilliant as always with her firm but professional stage management
Derek Lyon is always the life and soul of our event but it's fair to say I value his presence and friendship very much, so does Amélie our 17 month old daughter who has to have her photo taken with him at every event.
They refused to accept a penny for all their expenses which was very humbling
Satan's Empire to me are the perfect NWOBHM band the set was perfect but the generosity, warmth, invaluable assistance and love we all receive from this band is out of this world
We love you.
Scores are in : a perfect 100/10
ALL HAIL THE EMPIRE
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