Monday, July 18, 2011

How do you top that?

Wow... just wow.

So... on Thursday I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Halifax (about ~2 hours from where I live) with my brother and a co-worker to check out a live music event happening there.

Seether did the best out of all the opening acts. I don't know a lot of their songs, but what they did do was decent. They even preformed a version of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box', which put a smile on my face :)

Other opening acts included Matt Mays, Protest the Hero, and Coheed&Cambria... but IMO they all did piss poor jobs in comparison to the main event.

The last, AND BEST, to take the stage was none other than:


Yay fire! and Metallica! :)

They blew the fucking place up, to put it bluntly. Last fall, I got to see Lamb of God perform live and I thought that was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen... and while I still have major love for that band... Metallica puts on a show like no other. The place was filled to various capacity through out the day of music, but when Metallica showed up the place was PACKED. The entire area filled with tons of people whom had come to see the band who last visited the area 18 years ago.

Young, old, the crowd was all over the place, but they all were there for the music. Beer and food were insanely expensive, but were still bought in mass quantities. I managed to pick up a shirt, hat and poster at the merch stand - but lost my poster somewhere in the crowd once Metallica came on stage (which is a bummer as I carted that damn thing around during the entire event (the event started around 3pm and finished around 12) but I've got my shirt and hat sitting on my bed next to me :)  A nice memento of the event.

An even better way to remember the thing tho, is video! :D I've got quite a bit of the band performing via my phone (brought my camera but left it in the hotel accidentally) and while it's not the best quality and the music sounds muffled due to how loud it was, it's still there :) Take a look at this compilation I threw together from the various clips I took:

Links for the 2 part video:

Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Also, check out some (kinda crappy) shots I took:

This was pretty early on, not a lot of people.
A few more people showed up once Seether took the stage
Singer for Coheed and Cambria - crazy hair! :P Didn't care for the singing tho.

Mr Hetfield I believe.
Most of my Metallica pictures were blurry and crappy... so just watch the video :P Which is still a bit blurry and crappy, but works better than the pictures :P