Metallica at Glastonbury 2014

Last night the metal band Metallica were the headline act on the main Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival.  It’s the first time that a metal band have played the headline slot since about 1970 (I read today). I saw most of the performance on TV and I really enjoyed it. I’m a fan of the metal genre anyway so it’s not like I would ever have disliked the music. I’m glad that Metallica’s set went down extremely well with the audience. People were worried that it might have given the festival a different vibe but I don’t think that transpired. The audience seemed to enjoy the music and their enjoyment brought them together. As an encore Metallica played two songs, the first was Whiskey In The Jar, the old Thin Lizzy song and the second they played was Seek and Destroy from their first ever album “Kill ‘Em All”. Just because Metallica played Glastonbury, I don’t think that this along will change the perception of the majority of people about metal. I think it’s likely to remain a sub-culture for practically ever and I’m not sure that this is a bad thing. I like being in the minority.

 

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