Friday, January 16, 2009

Metallica Still F****ing Rocks!!!!

I have a few nice posts coming up about the Pros and Cons of the NFC and AFC teams left winning it all. Hopefully you will get a good laugh out of it.

But I had to stop early on one b/c last night Metallica came to town and yours truly drove down to the Verizon center with the Mrs. to catch them.

I've already seen Metallica once during the 2003 Summer Sanitarium at the former hellhole known as Veterans Stadium (be thankful it was torn down and the Linc. was built). And they were just amazing to watch live.

(There were some draw backs about going to Philly- 1. It's Philly: The City of Brotherly Hate. 2. You're around Eagles fans who like to chant E-A-G-L-E-S during sets. 3. Some A-hole left wads of gum on our car).'s a taste of what we listened to last night Broken, Beat& Scarred (this song was NOT from our concert but from one in 2008 on the World Magnetic tour):

and here was the entire play list (approx. 2:04:33)

That was Just Your Life
The End of the Line
The Four Horsemen
Harvester of Sorrow
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Sad, But True
Wherever I May Roam
All Nightmare Long
Kirk Solo #1
The Day That Never Comes
Master of Puppets
Kirk Solo #2
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Die, Die, My Darling
Seek and Destroy

Nice variety and normally when you see a band you'd rather hear older songs than the new stuff which you either don't know as well or like as much. Six Death Magnetic songs however were great and actually were better live than studio. Also note the highlighted Wherever I May Roam.......this is actually my favorite Metallica song and that alone was worth the cost of admission (and it wasn't played in Philly in '03) for me. Thanks Metallica for coming to DC and like many of the Redskins games, I have lost my voice singing along and shouting.

1. If you're a fan of the Capitals, Wizards, Hoyas or just want to see a show playing at the Verizon Center take my advise and GO. The Verizon Center is a really nice venue. Good food (that was reasonable in price), friendly staff, clean bathrooms in a nice location of DC (with alot of bars and restaurants next to it) and parking was easy and pretty cheap as well. Getting there off of Rt. 50 was cake.
2. Lots of Ravens fans showed wearing their gear. Saw a nice verbal sparring match between some Ravens fans and a Steelers fan (also in Steelers colors). Not as many Redskin garbed fans (I wasn't wearing Redskin gear- I came to see Metallica and was wearing Metallica gear).
3. Even though this was a DC 101 sponsored event, 98 Rock played the entire playlist of the we basically got to hear the concert for a 2nd time on the way home.

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