January 18, 2009

Getting Re-Acquainted With Hetfield and Ulrich

Last night I went to see Metallica at the Wachovia Center, my first time seeing the band since their infamous tour with Guns 'n' Roses in 1992 (which, oddly enough, may sson be repeated.)

Now, the "Some Kind of Monster' documentary made it all but impossible for me to take Metallica seriously for a period of several years, but their album last was pretty good, and when my friends invited me, I figured why not.

It was a good show- the band still plays with a ton of energy and gets the crowd into it, and they played a combination of old stuff and new. But at the end, James Hetfield called up his 4-year-old daughter to the stage, told everyone it was her birthday, and had the crowd sing "Happy Birthday." That's not the sort of thing I would've expected the "Kill 'Em All"-era Metallica to ever do.

The crowd, for what it's worth, seemed a lot more fired up for Sunday's Eagles game than for the show, although in fairness Metallica was much less of a disappointment than the Eagles were.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 18, 2009 09:21 PM
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