get back from Rock am Ring and what do you know the deceitful bastard
aka Steve won us tickets to the St.Anger listening party in Manchester.
So we extend holidays and what have you and drive the 300 miles up
there. We get there on time and notice we happen to be queuing next to
some old boys waiting to see blue Oyster Cult next door. We get in after
a short wait and a good chat with some fellow 'tallica fans. They are
playing the album which by this time we had heard a good dozen or so
times so nothing too new there. Everyone was very friendly as you expect
from Metallica fans. They draw a raffle for the album and the St. Anger
double CD promo. Neither of us won but that hasn't held us back from
owning either piece obviously. They then played a message from the boys
which some people had heard before on MTV, followed by the DVD live in
the studio. The night was great but just done a little too late, not so
much a launch party but a reinforcement party. We then yielded to a 300
mile drive home the same night ... commitment.... Full commitment.
Review by Ed Glenn