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Apr 13, 2018Fifth Member Reports: Geneva
After four long years since their last gig in Basel (under an epic and raging thunderstorm, which transformed the snake-pit into an Olympic swimming pool and “Orion” into a mystical experience), Metallica were finally back in Switzerland for the last show of the second European leg of 2018. This time they hit the French part of the country (for all who doesn’t know, Switzerland is formed by three cultural areas, where four languages are spoken). This was the second time the band played in that corner of the land and the very first time in 37 years they performed in Geneva.
Apr 11, 2018Fifth Member Reports: Stuttgart Night Two
After a long wait it was finally time again. After seeing the 2nd show in Cologne on 16.09.2017, it was now the 2nd show’s turn in Stuttgart.
The meeting point was at our house at 4:30 pm. From here, Kevin and I from Rhein Inc. 473 Cologne Chapter, my wife Anja and my friend Dave started the approximately 100km long car journey to Stuttgart. The approach ran smoothly, no traffic jams or other traffic disturbances; even the passage through Stuttgart up to the parking lot of the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Hall went flawlessly.
Apr 8, 2018Fifth Member Reports: Stuttgart Night One
After a rough time, this was the first big event I attended [for a while]. Time to start something new. The circumstances seemed perfect, and the week after Easter were still “holidays” in my job. The weather-forecast was promising – dry and sunny with a balmy breeze and rising temperatures up to 23° C, which was perfect for spring. We met with almost 20 friends the day before the show in “Carls Brauhaus,” which offers delicious local food and their famous, privately brewed beer. The party grew better and bigger than expected because we met some other metal-heads form Belgium, Ireland, Austria and Australia…we got home later than planned!
Apr 6, 2018Fifth Member Reports: Budapest
And Metallica has finally arrived to Budapest! Of course I’m very excited to see them again in my country…the fact that I just saw them three days ago cannot change this! It’s been a long time since the last Hungarian show in 2010. And just like then, now it was also a really unique experience. So many friends could never gather in any other case quite like they do for a ‘Tallica show!
Apr 1, 2018Fifth Member Reports: Vienna
Metallica live in Vienna?? Honestly, I don’t really know where to start. An Austrian show is always something special, and not only for me. Bought my ticket nearly one year back and I really started freakin’ on show day. I had to meet so many friends, not only from my Met Club Chapter, but also from many other countries like Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Switzerland.
Mar 16, 2018FROM DONCASTER TO DRONES - A CHAT WITH TARA BOUGHEY
"My general way of getting along in life is asking questions and learning things. No one ever offers to teach you anything so unless you ask."
Tara Boughey explains to Steffan Chirazi how she arrived at the epicenter of the WorldWired drone operations.
The wonderful women who prepare the backstage explain what it takes and how they got there to Steffan Chirazi.
Feb 21, 2018The Early 2018 Metallica Round Table European Chat
“Whaaaaat, that is the round table? It’s too small… it isn’t round… how are we meant to sit around that?!” chuckles Lars Ulrich as he surveys the small, four-legged cup holder about two feet off the floor that serves two small sofas in the corner of the band’s backstage Lisbon dining room. Truth be told, I’m delighted to get the four members of Metallica around any sort of table for one of these chinwags once again.
Feb 19, 2018CLIFF BURTON DAY: FEBRUARY 10th, 2018
The first annual Cliff Burton Day was celebrated at an event in Castro Valley, CA. Brian Lew – who has seen it all with Metallica – reports and Ray Ahner snaps some pix.
“You all know Cliff Burton over here. Everyone say ‘Hi Cliff! How ya doin’!’”
Feb 19, 2018FIFTH MEMBER REPORTS: MANNHEIM
Our journey together has been long, and it continued with the next stop for me: Mannheim.
Since my first gig in Dusseldorf in 1993, I have had the opportunity to see Metallica again and again, depending on holiday time permitted, bank account balance and health. And like so many Metalli-friends all over the world, I'm always still eagerly looking forward to the next gig – even after 25 years. Addicted to the flame.
Feb 13, 2018FIFTH MEMBER REPORTS: BOLOGNA NIGHT ONE
Here I am in Bologna, two days after the Turin show (when Lars took my banner, the "Cliff Burton Day" one published on Instagram by the drummer himself). It had been my 25th show since 1991, a personal achievement celebrated with being in the front row and harshly gained after 10 hours of chilling cold. But my energies came back and tiredness disappeared...I was now alive!
Feb 12, 2018FIFTH MEMBER REPORTS: TURIN
Ever since the dates for the WorldWired Tour were announced on the Metallica website, I knew that this gig would be “my gig,” taking place in my hometown (the last time Metallica played in Turin was September 1996) and most importantly, on Cliff's birthday. It made me smile and made sure it would be a special show for me, even though I have seen the boys 77 times so far [wow, very cool! – ED].