Childhood dreams were set to come true when I found out I was going to be in New York for the Big 4 show. Odds are against Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer & Metallica playing one big show up on the Northcoast; my inner 14 year old demanded to go.
I was late catching a train from Manhatten, so I bought a sketchy TicketFast ticket off the first scalper I saw. I managed to talk him down to 90$ & got his cell number so I could harass him if it didn’t work. ProStylez!
Got to my spot not too long after Anthrax hit the stage; they were pounding out Madhouse as far as my earz remember…
.You’ll have to tru$t me that they’re in this pic.
After a quick changeover & and a Budweiser (ehk) break; Dave Mustaine et el hit the stage. At first I thought the sound guy was sh!ttin’ the bed; but after ~3 songs Dave announced he needed throat surgery and shouldn’t be on stage.
hmmm…. Well, gotta pay them bill$.
If you’d like to hear a blown out voice version of the new single; I took the liberty of posting one here. << With that !SLAYER took 2 (& destroyed) the stage. I could bore you with another upper-deck shot of Yankee Stadium; or just show this guy…
Ultimate SLAYER fAN nOMINEE
The bro beside me was gettin’ pissed that’ the Ultimate Fan was belting out Allllll…. the words; I told him to shut it. He made us all look like pu$$iez*!
Then Metallica played. It looked & sounded like every MetallicA festival show you’ve ever seen on DVD. They did play Blackened (which was a surpirse) but over all this comment on Brooklyn Vegan summed up their set.
Rating By 14 Y/O Me: 11/10
Rating By Current Me: 6.5/10 – left during Nothing Else Matters to beat the Subway traffic.
Were you there? What did you think? Hit tha commentz…