Going to a Metallica concerts has always been a dream of mine – ever since I was a teenager and discovered their amazing sound and lyrics. They did have a concert in Bulgaria at that time which I sooo wanted to attend but I was not allowed to go, because I was only 14 and my parents thought it would be dangerous.
Fastforward to nowadays, I was checking out their tour dates in Europe one day and the ones in Italy when I realized, there is nothing to stop me from going. And a few quick clicks later, we had plane tickets, concert tickets and I was trying to find videos from recent concerts online to get an idea what to expect. I was so excited, it had always been a dream of mine as I mentioned above but I think somewhere in the back of my mind, I did not really believe I would ever have the chance to go.
On the date of the concerts, we arrived in Milan a few hours early because we had to take our tickets at the venue. There were long lines of people at all entrances and lucky us, we did not have to wait at a very long line, as we had purchased tickets for the “Golden Circle”! One of the perks of a 100 Euro ticket I guessed 🙂 The concert was at San Siro Ippodromo (not to be mistaken with the stadium).
We had Golden Circle tickets which turned out to be great as we entered from a separate entrance and skipped the long lines. 🙂 After we entered, the fun began! We got some beers, bought really nice WorldWired T-shirts these really cool beer cups that say: “And Beer for All..”
Prior to Metallica, we enjoyed the other acts: Ghost and Bokassa and the actual concert began around 10pm. What can I say about it – it was simply amazing!! The sound, the multimedia, visual effects, sound effects, the stage…it was all mind blowing! They played mostly classics and a few songs from their new albums! The crowd (me included) went nuts when they played The memory remains, Sad but True, Master of Puppets & Seek & Destroy. Even the heavy rain could not bother me – I had my rain coat, of course, but it really did not make any difference, at the end we were soaking wet and muddy.
It was really an amazing experience I dreamed of all my adult life and Metallica did not disappoint!