This weekend, Metallica closed out the Glastonbury festival’s second night in epic fashion — making it the first time a metal band has done that in the fest’s history.
Of course, Metallica’s booking drew protests from butt-hurt indie rock fans who didn’t want the tang of metal staining the sanctity of their uptight proceedings. Most of those who signed a survey opposing their appearance stated they felt frontman James Hetfield was a heathen for narrating a show about hunting in the states.
The following video pokes fun at all that undue controversy, and introduced the band’s set.
The attached image is of the merch the band were selling this weekend at the fest, which, again, highlights the whole hysteria over them playing.
According to reports, Hetfield said at the end of the band’s set: “Metallica. Glastonbury. Together at last. That felt good. You made us feel so good. Thank you for having us.”
Added drummer Lars Ulrich over the mike: “There’s no place on this earth like this beautiful Glastonbury festival. Thank you for letting us be part of your experience and we hope to see you one more time.”
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