Last week (Wednesday 3/27) I got to do some head banging at the Metal Alliance Tour 2013 in Hollywood’s House of Blues with my buddy Grace.
She’s a pretty lucky gal because she won two VIP tickets (meet&greet + goodies) to the sold out Metal Alliance showing featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Holy Grail… and my favorite Municipal Waste! Thanks so much for inviting me to tag along!!
We both ended up taking a half day from work so that we could get ready for the concert and go there early for the meet and greet.
This is my make up that I did.. LOL. Nothing very different from the norm ey?? Hahahaha~
I don’t have a photo of my outfit, but I wore all black…
- Black jeans
- Black shirt with cross cut out on the back
- Borrowed Grace’s Dr. Marten boots
- Black beaded cross necklace + bracelets + ring
After arriving at the venue, what was supposed to be an awesome night out ended up turning into somewhat of a disaster.
- We couldn’t find parking anywhere and ended up valeting it for $20
- Went to the box office to pick up our free tickets and our names weren’t on file
- Missed the meet and greet with the bands
- Didn’t get our goodies bag (poster, beer koozie, hot sauce)
- Had to wait 2 hours to get everything figured out before we were able to get in (waste of a half day)
- We were promised to be made up for the free ticket screw up, but the guy’s cell ended up dying and he didn’t hook us up in the end
- Two beers cost $25 and the Blue Moon on tap tasted like sh*t
Oh well.. the guy called back the next morning to apologize for his cell dying and said that he would mail over a box of goodies and more concert tickets.
Here’s the first band that played, Holy Grail. They were not very thrash metal in my (very ammeter) opinion, but they were great none the less!! Actually, I really loved all of the bands that played that night.
One thing about metal is that it sounds 10000000x’s better live. If you are skeptical about metal music, I would recommend that you listen to it live first before you decide that it’s not for you. Most people I feel don’t give things a chance or they automatically judge or assume things.
Here’s the band that I was looking forward to seeing again. This is only my second metal show, but Municipal Waste is already one of my favorites. I think it may have been because they made such a huge impression on my the first time I saw them. Municipal Waste is gonna F*CK YOU UP!! ooOooo~ <3
At the end of the show, Anthrax finally came on stage and wow they were great! They played soooo many songs. I am amazed!
They also had two guest performances!! What a friggin’ sweet surprise!
- “T.N.T.” (AC/DC cover featuring Slash)
- “Bring The Noise” (Public Enemy cover featuring Chuck D)
Here’s a super duper useless short 6 second clip of the song Bring The Noise.
Ahhh this show was just amazing. Words cannot express how great of a show this was! If you are into thrash metal and you wanna read more about the show or see the set lists for all of the bands, read it here.
And finally… Here’s a photo of my tattoo!! This is actually a photo of my tattoo the day after I got it. I’m kind of too lazy to take another photo and I already had this one readily available on my phone because I showed this to a couple of friends.
Since I got my tattoo last Tuesday, it has already finished crusting and has shed. Now my tattoo is pushing out a new layer of skin and it will be completely healed! Yay! It only took a little over a week to completely heal.
Ahh but since I got this tattoo the day before the concert, it was such a pain!! I couldn’t go in the mosh pit or get too wild because I didn’t want to damage my new ink.
R.I.P. Anemone & Goby…. I am sad to say that my anemone died because it got sucked up into my wave maker. Wow, I’m so sad for it. Also it poisoned my water and my goby died as a result. Two deaths in one. Sad sad times for my salt water tank.
Alright, thats all I have for today. See you all next week! Yay, btw, I’ve also ordered my eyebrow mascara already. Oh and this Saturday (today) I’ll be getting my permanent eyeliner tattoo! Yes! Too much to be excited about. Theres so much more but I’ll just let you all wait and see.
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