Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
Yesterday Metallica played in Vienna to one of the largest audiences any concet can take, as part of their Sick of the Studio tour. No wonder they're still around after 25 years. They sounded absolutely awesome, vocals were amazing, lead and solo guitar, drums, and their new bassist. The band was tight, and simply blew the stage away for 2h30min, never saw an enthusiastic audience like that, people were flying around The audience was like a turbulent sea, where periodical massive waves of laughing "pushers" carry you 20 meters away in one second, I moved some few hundred meters from the beginning to the end due to these sudden violent crowd "waves". Even they were very impressed, and in the end they lingered much longer before leaving. James couldn't hide his surprise and didn't stop praising the audience, it was singing the songs louder than him.
Now I understand what makes them rock on for so long with continuing success. It was obvious that off stage, they're very clear headed professionals who get things done with no nonsense.
It's the biggest concert I've been to, and I've been to alot! It was a sea of mad people. I mean, when Metallica themselves are impressed with the enthusiasm of the audience...
No unfrotunately, as much as I would have liked to, I couldn't get around the fact that 3 days was a bit too much for me.. Now Nuke, on July 13/14 in St. Pölten, THAT would have been the next thing, with Prodigy, Beastie Boys, Wir Sind Helden, Die Fantastischen Vier, Silbermond etc.. but I'm travelling
Next concerts in Vienna this year. The Police, and for the g/f.. Gwen Stefani
Steve332 From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2654 times:
I was supposed ot be going to Metallica on Sunday im Wembley but other commitments have come up so I cant go, Iv seen them twice before and they were amazing both times so obivously im very gutted that I cant go, Ah well I'll have to make do with The Goo Goo Dolls tomorrow at Oxegen instead:D
AC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
I've seen many videos from this SOTS tour on Youtube and the band definitely sounds tight. Everyone across the board has improved dramatically, and you can tell they've rediscovered some of that fire from the late 80s and early 90s. I also like that they've tuned the guitars back up. The songs sound like they should again.
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1903 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Quoting Kay (Reply 2): No unfrotunately, as much as I would have liked to, I couldn't get around the fact that 3 days was a bit too much for me..
3 days was certainly a lot. You wouldn't believe some of the (disgusting, weird, horrible) situations people were living in there! I slept with 4 other people in a tent designed for 2 people (plus all our bags and food and stuff)!!! We had 2 Austrians, 1 Canadian (me), 1 American and 1 Norwegian!
As for Nuke in St. Pölten, I won't be in Austria anymore (leaving on the 10th), so not possible for me.
Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 6): I slept with 4 other people in a tent designed for 2 people (plus all our bags and food and stuff)!!! We had 2 Austrians, 1 Canadian (me), 1 American and 1 Norwegian!
nice mixture I can only imagine. Will you be back or is your studying program finished?
Quoting AC888YOW (Reply 5): Everyone across the board has improved dramatically, and you can tell they've rediscovered some of that fire from the late 80s and early 90s. I also like that they've tuned the guitars back up
I'm reading reviews on the web right now that confirm that they're many times better than a couple of years ago. Yesterday they sounded like they should and much more, sound quality was amazing and my shaken chest can attest to it. I can only imagine how much it costs to put a gigantic stage like that with such crisp and pounding sound, guitar riffs and drums never tore through the sky (and people's chests) more than last night. There was also thomping fireworks around a few songs. Add to that giant screens, Kirk's solos, James' vocals and you're there.