Sunday, September 21, 2008

Metallica: Death Magnetic Launch Party

For those of you that don't know, I am a huge Metallica fan. Also, for those of you don't know, Metallica released a new album called 'Death Magnetic' on 12th September. Being the first release for 5 years, I was pretty excited anyway, but I also managed to get tickets to the launch party that was being held at the o2 arena (That only cost £5 each!!).

So me and Rich, along with 20,000 hardcore Metallica fans went to celebrate...

The o2 arena is actually pretty impressive, if you've don't know anything about it - it was the Millenium Dome, a much better use of it me thinks.

The stage that was used was a central stage i.e. they were surrounded by fans! - 4 front rows.

After over 2 hours of music (and 5 songs from the new album) the crowd get covered in cheezy inflatables with Metallica printed on them. Very Iron Maiden :-)

This was one awesome gig, leaving me a little over excited and 3 hours sleep before work the next day.

Interestingly enough... they didn't play Enter Sandman or Nothing Else Matters (Hardcore Metallica fans would not be bothered by this as they have seen/heard it a million times - although I think a girl behind us was upset about it)

So, if you don't have the new album, go and buy it


Ben Neal said...

Cool cool. How'd you get the ticks??

Matt Rowley said...

I signed up to 'Mission Metallica' which was a daily update/downloads/free stuff area during the making of the album... then they offered the tickets to us.

The full Fan club members got first dibs on the 1st Sept (all the standing was gone by the time we got to it) and then we got 2nd Sept seated stuff. Cool eh?