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Mexico City Journal: Metallica [Jun. 17th, 2009|04:10 pm]
Troy Swain: Black Box Miasma

Mexico City Journal

Last week a friend asked me if I liked stadium concerts. No, I said, I avoid stadium bullshit. The bands are too big, their crowds too massive, and the whole thing sucks.
What if it's a band you love, he asked, like Metallica?
Fuck Metallica, I said, They're old; they're past their prime; and they pissed me off with the whole Napster bullshit.
Hmm... Well, he said, Dave got us tickets to see them on Sunday.
No shit?
No shit. So you still uninterested in going?
Well fuck yeah I'm interested in going.
You pinche puta.

So we went and it was awesome. The Mexican crowd knew all the words (I, on the other hand, forgot everything except for the chorus) and the crowd was totally into it. Oddly, there weren't many pits, but that was a nice change of pace. The few pits that did spring up were unpopulated. We rushed into one, but there were only about 5 people in the pit. As F and I rushed in, we saw two guys facing off, ready to start fighting - for real. Both had their hands up in fighting position. F and I didn't talk to each other, didn't look at each other, but each of us ran to one guy. F ran into his guy football-style, and I ran into my guy and hugged him and bounced around with him. Soon, were all dancing around, fight averted. Soon after, F tells me to get out of the pit. There's a big guy taking wild swings, but I grab him and pat him on the shoulder. A few seconds later I get sucker punched in the jaw. But other than that, the tiny, calm, and temporary pits were great, the show was great, and I wanted to go back and slug my naysayer-self in the jaw.

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[User Picture]From: uberdionysus
2009-06-18 07:52 pm (UTC)
This trip has been all about Boys Adventures. I need a little aquamarine and peach in my Mexico City life.
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[User Picture]From: wring
2009-06-17 11:31 pm (UTC)
that's awesome :D shit I wouldn't turn down a chance to see Metallica for free. my cousins got to see them when they went to Manila :P
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[User Picture]From: uberdionysus
2009-06-18 07:53 pm (UTC)
They were amazing. They ended with "Seek and Destroy" which is one of my favorite Metallica songs.
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[User Picture]From: lostcosmonaut
2009-06-18 08:28 pm (UTC)

sometimes all dogs need is to be distracted

fuck yeah ♥

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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-19 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: sometimes all dogs need is to be distracted

Hi Troy !

We are friends of Delphine from Paris. We are coming in NYC this week end, for 5 days and she tell us WE MUST meet you !!!
We will be happy to meet you actually. We will sleep in hostel in Upper West side.
You can send me a mail on nicolas.piedallu(a)free.fr
or call me on my canadian cellphone (1?) 514 885 2482

See you man !!!

Nico & Xavier.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-22 08:39 pm (UTC)

Nico & Xav in NYC

Hey Troy !

I'm a friend of delphine from Paris.We come at NYC This Week-end. Delphine really recommand to meet you !!!
PLeasecontact us by phone on my canadian Cell phine 514 885 2482 or by mail : nicolas.piedallu(a)free.fr


See you !
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[User Picture]From: pugofwar
2009-07-26 03:40 pm (UTC)
I hate Metallica's drummer but love the rest of the band. Lars needs to ride a flamingo into the sunset and never return.

Hi, Troy!
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