March 10, 2004
Another day off yesterday. Today we travelled about 2 hours to Sacramento, CA. The crew was already here setting up, early as usual. Loadin started around 6am. Tonight should be a little more "low key", when it comes to backstage action. We had a lot of family and friends coming to the shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. I regognized a few faces, and probably forgot a few too. Here are a list of other artists & entertainers & others that I remember seeing at those shows:Nicolas Cage (actor), Lemmy (Motorhead), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rob Zombie, Vinny & Dimebag (Pantera/Damage Plan), Ron Jeremy (?), Sum 41, Mike "Puffy" Bordin (Ozzy Osbourne), Jerry Cantrell, Whitfield Crane. Sorry if I forgot anyone, and I am SURE I did. As you probably know by now, the crew is travelling around on tourbuses. Most of you have probably not seen the inside of any of these buses, so I took a photo and sending it up in a few minutes for you to check out. Normally those buses are anything from 4 to 15 bunks. On this Metallica tour, we normally have 12 bunks, and sleep about 9-10 people on each. On this tour we have 6 crew buses, and 14 trucks transporting the stage.