Well, I was
born dec 11th 1975 somewhere in
. First time I heard Metallica mustíve been somewhere in 1985. We loved it, headbanging like the older Ďcoolí kids were
doing. Ever since then Iíve been a fan.
My other passion is Choppers & Custom bikes.
I own/run a Custom Bike shop in
(www.hbs.be). Been a
Metclubmember since 2000.
Metallica life over 20 times. And will continue to do so till the end of
my days (I hope).
Nothing beats a
live Metallica concert.
|Favorite Metallica songs
Nothing else matters, this song has a special meaning to me.
It was played on a good buddyís funeral after he died doing what he
loved (riding his bike). The emotion that was send throughout the church with this song was
I burst out in
tears at every live show with this song and am glad that they played it
at every concert Iíve been to. RIP Jeanke, you will be missed forever.
Other favorites are Fade to Black, Seek & Destroy, One, Blackened,
Turn the PageÖ. Do I have to write down every songtitle ??? I love em all.
|Favorite Metallica live show/shows
|Trabendo, the last one of June 11th 2003 in
Paris, the day they did 3 shows in 1 day. The venue was soo small, the
crowd was real mellow, everybody was in front of the stage. No
unnecessary pushing & stompin. Paris Bercy in 2003 was very good
|Metallica gigs attended
|Before 1993 itís all a bit blurry, Iíd have
to look the dates up.
Werchter, Belgium, 1993
Orlando, Citrus Bowl, 1994
Monsters of Rock tour, Kievit Hasselt, Belgium.
Gent, Belgium, 1996
Paris, Bercy, 1999
Werchter, Belgium, 1999
Rock Am Ring, Festival, Germany, 08/06/03
Paris, Trabendo, France, 11/06/03
Werchter, Belgium, 28/06/2003
Arnhem, Holland, 06/12/03
Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France, 09/12/03
Cologne, Germany, 16/12/03
Antwerp, Belgium, 16/12/03
Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 10/06/04
Ajax arena, Amsterdam, Holland, 21/06/04
Parc des Princes, Paris, France, 23/06/04
Werchter, Belgium, 02/07/04
contact was made, doing security at Werchter 2003.
Belgium, December 2003 - At
concert on Dec 17th 2003, I had won a Meet & Greet with the
Boys. Finally I had the chance to let James sign my arm and again Skin
& Bones (since June 2003 specialist in Metallica Tattoos)
immortalized James' signature. Kirk again refused to sign (it's
against his religion). I'm hoping to change his view on the subject and
make him understand that he is part of my Metallica religion. Yes, my
body is a temple, dedicated to my Gods "METALLICA", that's the
only reason I'd like him to sign my arm. So people can tell that I'm a
true believer of METALLICA, a dedicated "Deciple" as he has
stated in the past. During the Meet & Greet I brought 'offers' for
my 'Gods'. James got a wooden scale model of a Harley Shovelhead engine,
Lars a box of chocolates saying he's #
Dutch on it, Kirk got a Horse's head statue, which took him by surprise
as he claimed it looked just like his own horse. And Robert got a
'Funny' looking hat in the Belgian Colors. I stated that the hat is from
the Belgian National Soccer team and that he should wear it on stage.
The resulting reaction of the audience would last forever in his memory
I assured him. He answered: " We'll see !! " And yezzz, after
Fade to Black, James introduced the band members, Robert emerged from
the backstage with my hat on. The feelings it gave me were indescribable
!! The whole 'Sportpaleis' exploded with energy and emotion. The
audience chanted the Belgian Soccer 'Warhymne'. He played 'Bells' with
the hat on, but near the end of the song it fell off, then Lars was so
courteous as to pick it up and slip it on Kirk's head while he was
playing his solo. The best day in my life after the birth of my daughter
and my marriage. I hope they kept the hat as a souvenir of this
My bike being signed by the
band in Amsterdam June 2004 was another amazing experience see www.met-ster.com for the pics and
story on this incredible event.