Metallica wrapped up their North American tour in Edmonton, Alberta on August 16th. The entire show was professionally shot and is on You Tube. You should check it out. I saw them when they passed through Houston June 11th and to quote the late Wesley Willis, “It was a great rock show.” Metallica delivered the goods and killed NRG Stadium. However, there were just a few questions I had about the Houston show:
1. Why the hell was there a DJ playing in between bands? It was terrible and I didn’t come to see some dude spin records. He would play pieces of all these old metal songs and go “whicky whicky” on his DJ scratch pad thingy. I honestly feel 94.5 The Buzz had something to do with it. I can't say for certain that they were involved, but anytime there is something lame in Houston involving music, I feel they are to blame.
2. Why is Avenge Sevenfold so terrible? Seriously? If you ever have to sit through their set, you can pass the time by trying to name the Metallica song they ripped off and put into their watered down soap opera metal. This will not keep you from having to experience that crap, but it helps pass the time.
3. Why are Houston’s crowds so well behaved and New Orleans crowds don’t know how to act? New Orleans’ crowds lose their damn minds at a big stadium show! I guess they don’t get enough big rock shows and when they do, they go for broke. Nothing better than seeing a 40 year-old piss ass drunk BEFORE the doors even open! Good job, Houston.
All in all, I would love to see Metallica do away with opening acts all together. Nothing against Volbeat, but no one goes to these shows to see the opening bands. Or a fucking DJ splice old Pantera and Rage Against the Machine songs together and then go "whicky, whicky, whicky".