I’m skipping Metallica on their “Black Album 20 Years” tour.
There’s many reasons for this.
First of all, the piglet is only three weeks old and an evening-long absence is definitely not appreciated (the most interesting of the warm-up bands, Ghost, started at 1700).
Second, I saw the Master of Puppets-nostalgy tour back in 2006, and there’s no way this can be a better experience. The Puppets concert was in Tallinn, in a great natural amphitheatre with a very relaxed officials, this is on nothing but asphalt.
And, third, it’s organized by the Sonisphere guys who did their utmost best to ruin the 2009 gig in Pori.
Fourth, Metallica’s not that interesting any more, the on-stage raps feel canned and the band tries to accommodate a much wider audience at the expense of their long-term fans.
But yeah, I’ll still check the setlist tomorrow, and may end up picking up the official bootleg anyway.