Explosions. Lasers. Flames bursting from the back & sides of the stage to heights of 30 feet. This is one of the best shows I've ever seen. After a few minutes of gems like, "Master of Puppets" Metallica burst full force into The Black Album. In the whole of my life combined I've never thrown so many devil horns as once the dudes got rolling on this. My knees pretty much hit the ground on, "Sad But True." I had a secret copy of this tape stashed in a drawer with a bunch of bears in it so my mom wouldn't find it when I was in 6th grade. Guess it all worked out. In your face mom! (Don't send this to my mom, y'all.) Hit 'read more' for more photos.
This gal was so sick. Not only is this a full shoulder Metallica tattoo. It's a homemade full shoulder Metallica Tattoo.
Rad bad kids
Omar giving me the stink eye.
Mike Muir & Kurt Soto
This kid's tattoo looked like a painting on his arm. I didn't think it was real so I tried rubbing it off. Awkward.
Avenged Sevenfold was such an utter shitfight that there was no way I was getting anywhere close to that stage. An insurmountable congregation of loyalists thousands deep relegated my show watchin' to the top of our ramp. It's cool though. I could see the pyrotechnics from there. Fiyah! Made the rounds of the festival grounds again and eventually met a super nice vampire.
Robert Trujillo from Metallica & Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies were hanging at the Vans demo.
Every metal head at the festival has been rad with letting photographers get in & out. We're all trying to have fun. Leave it to this mom to shove me & yell at me while I'm working. Hey lady! I'm coming to your office & shoving you the whole time you're trying to send an email.
Met these guys in the pit at Black Dahlia Murder. Best day of their lives. They were psyched!
Black Dahlia Murder was a solid new discovery for me. I didn't know about them until yesterday. I managed to eeek in for two songs. Pretty lucky.
Yesterday was the third time I've seen Titus Andronicus. Hanging over the barricade, the crowd crushed in immediately as the first notes were struck, wild fists in the air. This band has an insanely dedicated fan base, and they showed up in solid numbers in Atlantic City. Thanks to those guys for a great show. I'll brush up on my lyrics so I have more for the sing along the next time around.