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SF Weekly: Like It Or Not, Metallica Is the Perfect Opening Band For the Chase Center

Sep 9, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a corporate band playing in a corporate environment and ate up every minute of the spectacle. On Friday, I witnessed essentially the same exact thing, and, because I’m apparently a shameless hypocrite, I walked away with a bad taste in my mouth. On Friday, thrash metal titans Metallica played the opening night of Chase Center, the new luxe home of the Golden State Warriors. As part of a rehash of their legendary 1999 live album, S&M, the band was once again paired with the San Francisco Symphony. It made total sense to have two revered Bay Area musical institutions open the curtains for what will surely be an iconic addition to the San Francisco skyline, but something about the whole night just felt off to me.

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