Originally Posted by AnthG
They're opening for the Rolling stones dude, so that sort of does matter and explain why that setlist was the way it was. Based on bootlegs i've seen from both shows, even songs like One and Master of Puppets got piss-poor receptions. I don't think busting out Whiplash and Hit the Lights would be great additions given the situation.
Actually all the more reason to...
And in the 1980's they had a reputation for always blowing away the headliner. Though I would joke about it on the Stones board, I never heard a single report, even from Metallica fans, of this happening at either of the shows.