Tonight, at the swanky, sultry and superlatively beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland, California, Metallica completed phase one of their WorldWired tour. This one has not just waltzed into stadiums, it has taken on the sorts of venue we have all dreamt Metallica might one day play again, the smaller places, the more curious ones. The Fox is a gem, with it’s bright-eyed Buddha’s and ornate ‘20s ceiling, and critically it has a large, seemingly-sprung dance floor which allowed the sweaty frothing throng of humanity packed upon it to celebrate the night like happy Metallica fans will; with plenty of ‘cheer’ and a lot of sweat. Classics mixed with new favorites, and everywhere I looked, people were grinning or smiling or laughing or cheering. It was festive. And, as a certain man we all know likes to say, it was cozy.