Originally Posted by Maiden33
Regardless of setlist content... couldn't they somehow have managed longer setlists? I know they're the "bottom" 2 bands, but if the show started at like 5, how did they figure Anthrax only could afford 9 songs?
They could have, but there's two discerning factors to these big shows:
1) Long set up times. In a big show like this a lot can go wrong, so everything must be checked accordingly.
2) The headliner having an ego. In this case, the only reason these shows are this big, is Metallica, and I would lay wager they said in no uncertain terms that its only happening if they headline and get the biggest timeslot.