Seeing this again, I’m only now realizing how old school Maiden is. Look at the entire staging, it’s all Classic Arena Rock. They have just a little bit of theatricality. The stage is the rockin Egyptian theme, Bruce Dickinson tearing around in some random war-related shit, the rest of the band running around in band T-shirts.
And you can see it in the lighting and pyro as well. The rig is mostly Parcans, the standard car-lamp-in-a-can stage light, and a couple of moving lights. And no pyro used here, just a couple bursts spread out over a couple of songs. It’s all enough to show polish, which matches how goddamn good they are. But it’s not over the top.
Normally I prefer studio songs to live versions with Iron Maiden, but the audience singing along with the guitar in this song is so amazing I never even listen to the studio version at all. I think the live version’s one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs because of that (I realize there are multiple live versions, any with the singalong will do).