This is going to be my unprofessional review of the August 25th Metallica show in Vancouver. I went to the second of 2 shows at Rogers Arena on Saturday and ya, ummmmm… it was super kick ass. Best concert I have ever been to and I’m almost certain the best I will ever see. It was the concert of all concerts. If you ever wanted to see a rock concert just for the experience that would have been the one.
I think the reason why it was so freaking awesome was because for whatever reason Metallica decided to film the Vancouver shows for their 3D movie so they had to go all out and my goodness they went all out.
Show was suppose to start at 7pm but it didn’t get going until 8:30. They wanted everyone seated and that wasn’t going to happen at 7pm cause everyone gets all beer crazy. $8.50 for a beer! That’s like an all time high price.
As we went in one of my friends got searched and inside his cigarette pack he had a few joints. That got thrown out but luckily for them our other friend had one on him. Not sure why they only searched the one friend. Must have looked like an asshole or something.
The opening act was some dude who I think was suppose to be some sort of stand up comic or someone to get the crowd all reved up. I guess he was alright. It was somewhat entertaining. He brought a 12 year old on stage for some shits and giggles. I thought that was kind of fun. I’m sure the kid pissed his pants with joy.
Once Metallica came on it went nuts of course. They had a couple very sophisticated cameras on huge metal arms going back and forth around the arena all night. I flashed my tits but I don’t think it will make it to the movie. I think my nipples are too small.
The stage was this huge platform and Metallica played all around it for all angles of the arena. The pyrotechnics were pretty rad and they had giant props from some of the album covers like the blindfolded statue, the toilet with the thingy coming out of it, coffins and a bunch of crosses coming out of the stage. Trust me, I’m not doing it much justice with my lame description. If you saw it you’d be in awe.
They played a lot of the favourites like Fuel, One, Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters and quite a few more. But ya the stage work was crazy. They had a stage crew on doing stuff all the time while the show was going on. There was so much stuff going on.
I’m somewhat ashamed to say this but I was high on something and ya, it made the show even more spectacular. I can’t say I regret doing it either though. The row behind me had some cool people I interacted with all night. Oh crap, how can I forget to mention this. 2 rows behind me was a chick who decided to take off her top and exposed her tits for quite a decent amount of time. She was pretty sexy too and I must admit she had a nice pair. I must sound like a sicko. I’m just a guy who was high and likes titties. So sue me.