Sux u had to go through that dude! Ive got 2 young kids myself (and a 3rd on the way) so I completely feel your pain
First time to Metropolis? It is a great venue and place for shows! Ive only ever had one bad experience after I dunno how many shows Ive been to there, seeing Tool on the Aenima tour with no alcohol as it was an all ages show!
Luckily tho, I had enough pot to keep me satisfied
Glad u got to see yur fav band though! If anything, that is the salvage point for the whole wknd. After waiting so long and then going through what u did to finally see them...makes it all the worthwhile! Just remember those 45 mins or so while they were on stage and you can at least have a smile on yur face