Steel Panther Article

31.07.2014 Steel Panther

Wacken Open Air XXV

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

So and after solid Swedish heavy metal it was getting hot on the True Metal Stage when the glam rockers of Steel Panther entered the stage. Meanwhile it was quite well crowded and the audience was speculating on something that is guaranteed on Steel Panther concerts: tits! For the four US guys there is only one thing absolutely of importance and that is that hair and make-up look perfect all the time which was why they hurried from time to time between the songs to a dressing table specially positioned on the left side of the stage to refresh the make-up or tame the flowing mane.
Basically the band is caricaturing the hair-metal phase in the 80s and their lyrics are simply about party, girls, sex and drugs. They did not leave any cliche aside, lyrics were slippery so that you could slip on stage and again and again there were saucy innuendoes exchanged between the songs. In the end the guys insisted on getting lots of girls onto the stage to show their tits while the guys were celebrating themselves during the song “It Won’t Suck Itself”.
You might think of that guys what you want but they really know how to cast a spell on the audience with crude means. They played a cross section from all of their released albums that were really easy listening, that lyrics were also funny but did not really knock me of my feet. Never mind, it was a funny interlude just before it was getting to the climax of the evening: Saxon.


  • Pussywhipped
  • Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
  • Asian Hooker
  • Just Like Tiger Woods
  • Gold Digging Whore
  • Girl From Oklahoma
  • Community Property
  • Eyes Of A Panther
  • 17 Girls In A Row
  • Gloryhole
  • Death To All But Metal
  • It Won't Suck Itself
  • Party All Day (Fuck All Night)