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Metallica the greatest band in the world ever
came back to Stockholm on May 28th 1999 for an
indoor show at the famous swedish arena the Globe.
As Metallica was on a European festival tour this was
one of few indoor headlining shows they did this summer.
I arrived at the arena an hour or so before the opening
act (which was Monster Magnet) hit the stage. Me and my
friend bought some t-shirts and some beer and took our
seats. In Sweden we always have general admisson shows
on the floor which is great cause the crowd can go even
more nuts than usual. Around the 7.00 pm Monster Magnet
hit the stage (editor's note: gag) and they actually
got the crowd going.
They were a good opening act (not as good as COC was
the last time) and they got the crowd going especially
in the "hit" song SpaceLord. They played for about an
hour or so.
The Metallica crew took the stage to prepare for
Metallica and crowed got even more heated up and the
famous wave (which is kinda popular in the Globe) made
several rounds around the Globe and peolple started
clapping screaming and so on. The mood was great.
And after some wait finally the lights went down
and Ectasy Of Gold started. Everyone in seated
area stood up and everybody went nuts. This intro
is great, the atomsphere it createst is just
awesome. Well the intro fades out and finally
there they are kicking it in with "Breadfan" and
the place went nuts. After Breadfan they went into
the full version of "Master". After that we got
to have the heavy "Thingy" and "Wolf". In the
fifth song "Fuel" we got the first pyro of the
evening and it was great. After Fuel Jaymz asked
the crowd to help him sing and "Memory" began
and it was absolutley awesome, the crowd sung
louder then Jaymz on this one especially on the
La la part, great. The selection of songs were
great even if I miss "Fade to black" and "King
Nothing" needs a break. "Fight fire With Fire" showed
that Metallica still has it.
They played lots of
old shit like "Horsemen" "Bellz" and so on.
"Nothing Else Matters" was awesome, Jaymz voice
is just getting better and I think he shows it
best on this song with a really good help from
the crowd who knew every word to this song.
After nearly 2 ½ hours Metallica played their
last encore which was the always awesome "Battery".
My thought after the show was that this was the
best Metallica concert I have ever seen, Jaymz
was wilder then ever and Kirk seems to be more
on these days and Jason is always a maniac on
stage. Lars was a little more laidback than
before but it must be boredome or the age, but
he still plays well.
This is a short review of the concert, I could
have done it with a song by song but I'm sure
you all know the songs and its over 2 months
since the concert were and I can't remember every detail.
Johan Hult aka "Mippu"
(edited by wolfie)