Holy shit! This video is just sad and hilarious all at the same time. I don’t know whether to laugh or ask, “Is that poor kid OK?” I mean, here’s my question: It’s a Metallica concert and sure, I know the kid is frontman James Hetfield’s son…but what the fuck was that kid doing on that stage during an ear-punishing concert? And why was Kirk Hammett kicking those balls so bloody hard?
On November 11, the band was playing in Sydney, Australia, when Kirk Hammett started kicking these huge black beach ball-type deals all over the stage into the crowd. Again, is it me, or has Metallica been in Australia since February? Anyways, you need to peep this video, which follows after the kick…I mean, jump.
Watch the first 20 seconds. You will see James’ kid in the yellow pants, on the right hand side of the stage. Kirk is walking around, rocking his balls off, and kicking the Metallica-emblazoned beach balls like he’s fucking Pelé. One of the balloons or beach balls rolls right in front of James’ boy, and Kirk kicks the balloon hard. This kid is whipped back by the force of the kick, and falls backwards. Poor kid. I hope he was OK. Nice going, Kirk. Now he’s never going to want to get on a stage ever again.
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