June 13, 2008
Metallica Is Totally Here
Little known fact about my groom-to-be: John LOVES Metallica. That's right, Metallica. Somewhere in between all the Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson & Billy Bragg, a little Metallica seeped in. The mental picture of him at 14 with bad skin, a pompadour & a Metallica t-shirt, rocking out in his basement to "Ride the Lightning", like every other boy in Middle America, cracks me up. It's just so unnatural.
Well, last night John "rode the lightning" on down to the Basement to see Metallica play a secret show. "For whom the bell tolls"? Apparently it tolls for John & a very few select others who were lucky enough to get on the list. I was midway through my 3 hour Statistics class when I received this text:
METALLICA IS TOTALLY HERE
I was afraid I was going to get kicked out of class because I immediately started giggling & trying to covertly show the text to my friend, Jessica.
John said the area around the Basement was like "Metallica City". Apparently they had 8 tour buses, plus all the rigs holding their equipment & then each of them drove up in individual black Ford Expeditions. Metallica City indeed.
John had the time of his life. I asked him how Metallica fit on the Basement's tiny stage & he just said it was insane, so I'm not sure what that means. I'm still having trouble wrapping my mind around it. Metallica, at the Basement? So bizarre.