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Old 10-17-2009, 11:55 PM
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Metallica -- Charlottesville, VA -- October 17th, 2009

Source = Me.

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Creeping Death (DIE DIE DIE)
Fade To Black
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Sad But True
My Apocalypse (US debut, I believe)
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Stone Cold Crazy
Trapped Under Ice
Seek and Destroy

Blah blah blah it's already been posted. I was there so I'm posting it too dammit.

My first Met gig and it was amazing. Me and a lot of other people with GA tickets went through hell (looooooooong story, short version is that the venue is the most unorganized I've ever seen in my life) but most of the guys I met before the doors opened managed to get rail like me (although I owe it to a Metclub friend for holding a spot for me). Gojira was first and they were pretty good and they seemed like cool guys. LoG was next and they were kinda disappointing. I'm no LoG fan by any means but I saw them open for Megadeth in '06 and they were pretty good back then. Tonight they seemed to lack the energy that made them good a few years back. Oh well.

Metallica hit the stage and they were amazing. After the first two new songs James said "I hope you like the old stuff", and that's when I knew I was in for a great set. The "die, die, die" part of Creeping Death was insane. I was extremely happy they played Fuel too as that is my favorite post AJFA song. I know a lot of people complain about how many DM songs they are playing but I thought those songs were really fun live, especially My Apocalypse. I was with some friends who follow Metallica around the country and they went absolutely berserk when the intro to MA came on. After the gig I asked them if they'd ever seen it played before and they told me it was the first time it's ever been played in the US. The pyro during One was unbelievable. I saw Kiss earlier this week and Metallica still blew my mind with their flame jets. Kiss had more explosives but Metallica had bigger fireballs so I'm not sure who wins there, both were though.

I was really pulling for Dyers Eve (my favorite Met song) in the last rotating slot of the main set but Blackened is awesome too so I was happy with that. Trapped Under Ice was awesome and Seek And Destroy was a lot of fun. I caught one of the beachballs. The guys are awesome performers. They were so chill, they'd goof of, Lars would have his tech bring him drinks between songs (one of which he threw on me), and Lars even grabbed a kid out of the audience and got him to play the cymbal intro to SaD.

At the end of the set I caught a pick thrown by Kirk but it says Lars on it. Anybody want to fill me in on that one? It's white and has a weird face on the front and says Lars on the back. Do each of the guys have a different face pick?

Overall, a 10/10 show. Metal up your ass!
6/17 - Meshuggah
6/28 - Iron Maiden - Bergen, Norway
6/29 - Blaze Bayley - Bergen, Norway
7/1 - Iron Maiden - Luxembourg
10/31 - Fleetwood Mac
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