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Heavy Metal Stories

fuckyeah
Sun, 19/03/2017 - 23:24

I have been collecting heavy metal stories from people who are metalheads, In the hope of collating them and compiling some sort of book of heavy metal stories..tentatively titled AT THE ALTAR OF METAL. I am after any stories that have heavy metal as the centre of the story or stories about metal..the most common story is how a person first got into metal but i would love to hear any heavy metal stories you have to tell..these stories are told anonymously so as the story holds interest and not the person telling it..the stories i have collected so far have grouped themselves into loose categories so as i have tentative chapters being...1. Initiations Into Metal ( stories about 1st geting into metal ) 2. Heavy Metal Education ( stories about learning about metal ) 3. Horns Up For Metal ( stories about love of metal) 4. Metal Is More Than The Music ( stories about shirts merch etc ) 5. Heavy Metal Is A Winter Sport ( stories that are a bit cold and dark ) 666. To The Extreme ( out there stories ) 7. Metal Is Just Rah Rah Rah ( the critics )..if you have a heavy metal story you would like to contribute or share they would be greatly appreciated or any advice with publishing and that side of things i also would be very thankful for as i am only a dickhead metal fan with an idea and not a professional writer..can also e mail me stories at hellsenvoy666@gmail.com thanks heaps and look forward to hearing peoples metal stories...https://www.facebook.com/Hells-Envoy-1889702237954930/ link to Hells Envoy facebook page with example stories on there


fuckyeah

Example story.......the first ever record i ever ordered was Venom At War With Satan. I had to wait over two months for it to arrive at the local music shop. I didn't know anything about Venom except that i badly wanted to know them. I could have ordered Welcome To Hell or Black Metal but i had randomly chosen At War. The next record i chose to order was Celtic Frost, i ordered Into The Pandemonium. Again i should have chosen To Mega Therion or Morbid Tales....thank fuck Cold Lake had yet to be released.

Nater90

Nice idea mate, I'd be more than happy to contribute, Will type some stuff up.

fuckyeah

Your a bloody legend mate cheers

Nater90

All good mate.

bad_american1992

Ask me about drug abuse and heavy metal hahaha I've got some tales. Ever watch a mid-40's junkie couple eat nachos off the floor at a GWAR concert?

fuckyeah

Hahaha sounds funny as..must of been hungry

kaspersoldal

How about flying skulls at a festival? I was at a festival with my mom... okay you can stop laughing now. She must've been around 50 at the time. She's a small chubby little lady with a temper. Anyways we're seeing this folk metal band called Huldre. She knows their violinist so we agreed that we had to see it (I love folk anyways so hey win win situation). So we're there and suddenly I just hear a "thump" and see her very surprised. Turns out the band has a habit of throwing out animal bones and the lead singer had hit my mom with a sheep's jaw. I had a hard time reducing my laughter to a light giggle just for the sake of allowing others to hear the music.

Der Todesking

I actually think it's very cool to go to a festival with your mom, really! She must be awesome! I'm a bit jealous right now...

kaspersoldal

I do like to think she's above average. It's nice to bond with metal.

Piss

Reckon she's above average? Can you send us some pics?

kaspersoldal

sorry mate no pictures. Just got a new phone after my old decided to burn a hole in my pocket.

fuckyeah

Thats awesome festival with your mom, i have two other stories featuring mums at gigs so must be a good thing..must be some cool mums out there into metal is great..thanks for sharing mate awesome story

kaspersoldal

I have to admit it's a special experience in many ways.

Scaryterri

Wow, I wish my son viewed having his mom liking death metal and being by his side at concerts in the same positive way that you do. My son loves metal music but my preference is more extreme than his. Anyways, he turns down my car radio when I pull up to his school to drop him off because he's afraid someone will hear Obituary blasting from my speakers and says it would be embarrassing. All I know is, when I was growing up, I wish my parents would have listened to heavy metal music. It's like some kind of weird backwards world these days sometimes.

kaspersoldal

We've always been close and since I have no metalhead friends nearby I just figured it'd be more fun than going alone. I mean they got me into rock and metal so it's only fair I get them into some other bands. Have to admit that yes she does have her embarrassing moments but it's still fun for both of us. I guess it depends on the age of the son. They're pretty much the only close family I have left and I'd rather spend time with her now than regret not doing it later on.

BlueDemon

My mom always called metal "headache music". So yeah having a metalhead mom is awesome.

fuckyeah

Got a good story today, had to share as most people on here can probably relate......It was a Mayhem shirt and i had to have it. I put it on lay-by, left the shop and started walking down the road. I turned around, went straight back and bought it. Fuck it i would just eat toast till next week.

Scaryterri

Can totally relate.....I was in college living in the dorms on campus. All I had was $10 to my name to buy groceries (yeah, it was a long time ago, although even back then $10 wouldn't get you much)....Alice Cooper had out a new release and I really wanted it. So there I was torn between spending the last of my money on food or the new Alice Cooper cassette. Guess what choice I made....I jammed Alice Cooper right through the middle of campus as loud as my stereo would go. I needed to lose some weight anyways.

fuckyeah

Hahaha nice story..understand was no choice at all..plus food is overated anyway lol

Thrashattck94

At Brofest last month I went a bit brave and wore my Demonia boots to the afternoon show on the Friday. I got a good load of compliments from people and I think at least one person said she had the same pair, and was amazed at how I was walking in my pair. :D

formezzano

Well i have a nice story for you:
Last year during foschfest here in italy I was looking at the pit for a second (I think It was Sacred Reich,maybe destruction,i have to ask my friends...can't remember ) and all the sudden I see a bright yellow shoe fucking flying above everyone's head right onto the stage and then,after the show I see a really pissed off guy searching for his shoe...no one told him where it was.
I like to think that he is still looking for it at nights,haunting the place for his stupid bright yellow sneaker

ProphetFx

Ahahaha I think it was during Sacred Reich, when everyone just got into the pit. I also saw a drinking horn somewhere on the ground.

nameless_rites

I have a story:
In 2015 I saw Watain/Mayhem (terrible show, dont recommend) but there was this hipsterish looking fellow in the front row who thought it would be cool to drink some of the stage blood Watain were pouring out. Unfortunately, it was real blood - and rancid from being stored unrefrigerated on the band's tour bus.

I saw him running for the bathroom 10 minutes later, and when I went in he was curled up around the *filthiest toilet I have ever seen* vomiting Watain rotten stage blood into the toilet. He spent the next 20 minutes wallowing in urine soaked toilet paper, rancid blood, and spattered feces as he puked his guts up. If anyone recalls the cover to "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" by Impaled, it looked something like that when he was done.

Nater90

Can't remember what year it was but a few years back my brother was dating this girl, She noticed my band tops and said I'd get on with her sister and her boyfriend because they like the extreme side of Metal where she only liked Ozzy Osbourne and few other Heavy Metal bands.

Few weeks went by and she asked if I liked Cradle of Filth, I said fuck yeah their one of my favourites so she asked if I had the "Jesus Is A Cunt" shirt, I said no but would love to get my hands on it one day, She said well...You're in luck, My sister has it but doesn't want it, It's yours if you want it, So I said fuck yeah of course, The next weekend she brought it over for me and I had a local gig that night so thought fuck it, I'll wear it!

Back in the day I used to help out at local / youth gigs of bands up and coming, Some of them weren't to bad...Some were pretty shit, Though we still had a great night out.

Walked in the door one of my mates was like, Mate! Wicked as fuck CoF shirt (he's a fan also) I span around and said read this, He cracked up laughing and couldn't believe it! I got quite a few looks and because there was people under 18 and some of them between 12-16 year old's their parents came with them, Some of the parents complained about it, One woman came up and started to preach to me saying how God and Jesus saved her life, I said, That's your choice, I have mine.

The woman in charge said would you mind if we censored the C word because of the younger youth...Nothing against you or what you wear just don't want to get in trouble being as we are paid by the local council we can't risk losing funding, I said no problem put a sticker on it, The comity is called "Freezer" so for the rest of the night my shirt read "Jesus Is A Freezer".

Ravishing Grimness

My story begun when my dad got me in metal in the first place,buying up 3 Metalshirts for me and my 2 older brothers when i was a kid, being into metal himself.Destruction for me,the Exploited and The Damned.Later on on my birthday he got me a Scorpions cassette.First live gig was a local one in which the festival took place at a restaurant outside.Real serious show was GOREFEST in the mid 90's.From what i can recall they played really some old school stuff from the Mindloss record and False.

fuckyeah

Some great stories..grateful to everyone for there time and effort and sharing stories

fuckyeah

Got another t shirt story thought to share here.........On lunch one day walking back to my Audio Engineering class, and i hear someone yell at me "hey punk loser!" I turn around and see my teacher smiling at me. It took me a couple of seconds to register as to why he was calling me a punk loser......I had only just bought my Nailbomb shirt a few days beforehand and had forgot that "feels good to be a punk loser" was written on the back. Another time, years later (a lot of years),while out shopping, i was crossing the street with my partner and her 18 year old daughter, when from the car going past us someone yells out "hail Satan!" with their arm out the window 'horns up'. This time, i was wearing my Metalion shirt which has an inverted cross printed on the front of it. My partner and her daughter had a stunned look on their faces and seemed shocked. I casually acted as if getting hailed as Satan was the norm and we all laughed.

fuckyeah

Another shirt story.......First year of high school, first free dress day (where if you paid 20c you didnt have to wear the compulsory school uniform you could wear whatever) and i remember this boy came to school wearing an AC/DC Fly on the Wall shirt with a flannel over that and tight black jeans and ugg boots. I loved his AC/DC shirt. I knew a little of them having bought High Voltage on cassette tape and i had heard Back in Black at my uncle's house. And now here was someone else who liked the same music as myself. I didn't know this other boy at all.....but i knew he was seeing a girl i went through primary school with so i asked her to intoduce us. We became friends, confirmed when i made him a copy of my High Voltage tape and he lent me his Who Made Who tape.

First day of college, i was wearing my Carcass Reek of Putrefaction shirt, and myself and two other metal mates (also displaying death metal allegiances) were walking through the school when we crossed paths with about a dozen or so other boys. Amongst these other boys was about 3 or 4 metal dudes. Now my mates and i had seen a few Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer shirts around the school that day but these boys had Obituary, Deicide and Morbid Angel shirts on, and we stared at their shirts as they walked by. My friends and i excitedly talked about how we had to meet them. Later on, after we all inevitably became friends, i remember one of the boys mentioning to me that when they saw us that day, and saw our shirts, they too had all said the same thing about us having to meet.

When i first moved interstate with my parents, i didn't know anyone here except a few cousins. And they weren't metal. I went to a few different pubs about the place to try and meet people (a girl), and one night while i was at the local having a couple, i noticed another dude at the bar wearing a Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon shirt. Only i didn't know it was that at the time as i didn't know Darkthrone. I just knew it was a metal top. I am not sure what shirt i was wearing but it was some sort of metal shirt and after a while this dude came over and complimented whatever shirt it was that i was wearing. We talked about metal and he was the first person to introduce me to Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum and the whole Norwegian Black Metal scene. I have met a lot of good friends and good music through heavy metal shirts.

Metaldemon

If have to say our stories are very similar except we would beat the shit out of the fucker that wore a Poison shirt or a Motley Crue shirt or tackle them to the ground and rip there shirt or patch off this was back in High school folks in the 80s so do not dispare! Where not out there anymore some of us now are in our mid late 40s or 50s and couldn't run down a fuckin Sloth. But we did have some common ground with people that liked Deep Purple, Rainbow, Elf or Cream or the Misfits after all those where the bands all the thrash metal and early black metal bands looked up to.

Der Todesking

Yeah, back in the days - when it was pretty rare to meet ppl in (underground) metal shirts - it was like a uniform. Every guy wearing a cool shirt immediately became your friend. We only thought & talked about what we do have in common, & not like nowadays what we DON'T have in common! Like politics, who has the cooler shirt, who's longer in the scene blablabla! I miss those days!

Metaldemon

You hit it right on the nose brada!! That's why usually when you see a battle jacket from back in the day like ours we only wore patches or talked about the badass bands that where making there mark and shit. Like you I also miss those days. No Internet no cell phones. Ha Ha Ha!! True old metalheads. Stay metal my brother.

Der Todesking

\m/

Metaldemon

Duuuude!!! where do you want me to begin man? I was born in 1969 been through the whole transition and emergence and continued fame of some of the most famous bands out there. I've got so many fucked up stories and shit from back in the day. My story starts with my Dad who's a Vietnam vet he used to listen to a lot of the beginning hardrock and early metal bands. I grew up on a lot of that kinda of music a lot of us kids back then had Dads that where Vietnam vets and Korean war vets so they all had some fuckin aggression in them. I went to Lakeside High school in Kirkland one of my school mates would later be the front man for Alice in Chains Layne Staley. We where all metal heads and we all had a grudge against the fuckin planet!!. There weren't a lot of sub genres except Glam which in my day was a bunch of FUCKIN SHIT!!! So there it begins with the big 4 and some of the original metal bands taking there devoted fans and starting a battle with the makeup wearing, hairsprayin fags of the metal scene. So our attitude towards anyone that liked those bands were considered Posers. A lot of it started with M Tv in 1981 and metallica back in 1982,1983 those guys hated those bands even if they opened for one another it was some funny shit! There would always be a fight no matter what. Our only way of knowing stuff back then was what you read in metal magazines in the news maybe or on TV so our influences where from those types exposures. Where I live is in Seattle Wa. USA and we used have major fuckin keggar parties and bong parties on beaches, parking lots, parks back in the day and all you'd hear is loud fuckin Iron maiden our Manowar or what ever was deatructive! and a lot of guys and girls fuckin around too. The thrash and heavy metal scene was slowing down around if say late 80s early 90s when Seattle sound (Grunge) emerged and a lot of us started getting married having kids and shit throwing aside our metal ways for awhile till the new metal took the scenes. I'm writing a fuckin book here let me know what else you want to know man!!!

Scaryterri

Great story.....glad to see that someone else from the same generation as myself is still around with the same attitude and devotion to metal. I have a similar "life" story but I wasn't in Seattle, I've been in Kentucky and Tennessee all my life....talk about feeling somewhat isolated. It's interesting that you went to the same high school as Layne Staley as I've been reading an unauthorized book about Alice in Chains. Didn't know if anyone else on this site listens to or knows about them.

Metaldemon

We are becoming a rare breed my brother!! Ha Ha Ha!! . Layne and a friend of his started this band back in Highschool called the Sleze 1985. Layne looked more Glammy than anything else back then but was a all out metalhead. Kentucky Tennesee! I have family from Owensboro Kentucky and some family from Virginia, I think the only difference for me and most of the metalheads in my area is we qhere right in the middle of Grunge central and witnessed the hostile take over firsthand. Very kool Scaryterri it is nice to talk with somebody as well from our generation. Stay metal my friend.

Scaryterri

Yes, the AIC book I am ready describes how Layne joined the band, Sleze, and tells of his early life. The writer is very accurate. Btw, I'm a dudette, not a dude! Yes, I am one of the few females that could be found wearing combat boots and moshing in pits back before there were any chicks there! Will ALWAYS stay metal!

Metaldemon

Ah maaan!! sorry Scaryterri. Yeah it was just a High school band a mutual buddy of ours Johnny started it didn't really think it would've amount to much except at the talent contest. Lol!!!!. Yeah the girls back then wouldn't really participate in a Moshpit brawl at least from my observation back then. Was kinda of a rights of passage for the guys ( bragging rites ). Combat boots and high top sneakers and a cartridge belt around your waist, your one of the privledged few Ha Ha!!. Me and you are kinda of a rare breed at it is.. But a girl metalhead Moshing it up!!??? Now that's reeaal rare! Very Kool Girl! Its an honor!!

Der Todesking

I heard all these Glam posers immediately started to run when former Exodus singer & poserhunter in person Paul Baloff showed up haha!! R.I.P. brother!!

fuckyeah

Nice little story from person at Gape gig last night.....my son got a guitar for Christmas and although he listens to top 40 pop music, the same as all the other kids, and rap, he secretly you tubed Slayer and has been practising,South of Heaven, to show his appreciation because he knows Dad loves Slayer.

Scaryterri

Very cool!

Nater90

Legend!

Metaldemon

Ha Ha. Little metal dude!!!! My daughter is aliitle bit country and R&B oh well!!! Love her to death! Even if I can't stand her music! Lol!!

Nater90

She still has a passion for music which is good, But her taste is a bit on the shit side for my liking haha.

Great father \m/

Metaldemon

You know I cant argue with that really!! Ha Ha Ha

fuckyeah

A big shout out to all my awesome t shirt slayer friends who have taken the time and effort to personally message and e mail me sharing their stories and experiences, is much appreciated, very grateful to everyone for all the stories they have shared. Thanks to all these amazing people there is now a wide variety of stories covering a good cross section of the Metal community. hellsenvoy666@gmail.com if want to e mail stories and again a big thank you to all.

Morbid_Welshman

There were some great ones from my first festival; Some guy going around the circle pit for Kreator the wrong way and totally naked :L Someone from our camp running the entire length on the rooftops of the Porta Crappers, and the last one caves in and falls over with him inside :L And anyone here who's been to Bloodstock will of
Course be familiar with Bin Jousting! :L

bad_american1992

Hahahaha those are pretty good

andermatten

shitcomet open air concert

saw a band once live by accident on that main square in copenhagen, around 2006 or 2007. I was in copenhagen for one night bored in my hotel watching discovery channel and suddenly felt an urge to eat KFC hot wings. on my way to KFC I needed to cross the main square near the station but there was a huge crowd which initially pissed me off, but hearing music I thought let's grab a beer at a 7/11 and watch. this strange but pretty cool punk-hop band played before them on the main stage, then they played on the side stage. fucking best act I'd ever seen! I pogued for the first time in my life!! then someone turned the sound off and someone else said the police had done so due to complaints. nevertheless a couple of other apparently well known danish bands played on the main stage again and I went to get my wings. spent the next day sick in bed - the wings were great except for the very last one (of 20).

streetcrust

Its not really that good of a story but.... A few weeks ago i ordered some new blasphemy merch ( a tshit and a hoodie ) After a few days i got a email from the merchguy telling me he lives in my area and wouldn't mind meeting me so i can save of postage costs. So we exchange emails agree to meet up. While waiting at the location we agreed on i was expecting a gnarly satanic skinhead dude who would kick my ass in every way shape and form ( Tbh i was just expecting a super intimidating guy ) As i was waiting i noticed a dude in a wheelchair rolled by looking around and he spots me. And let me tell you I have personally have never met such a genuinely nice dude ( He seemed super excited on me being into Blasphemy). We talked a little bit and he gave me some things to look forward to on incoming merch/colector items. I wont name to dude but if hes on this site let me say, Thank you. You are fucking awsome dude.... This might have been the best merch pick up ever.

fuckyeah

Not really that good of a story you say?? Great story i say..and now you also have another merch contact..cheers mate

Der Todesking

Really cool story, thx for sharing!

fuckyeah

https://www.facebook.com/hells-envoy-1889702237954930/ link to hells envoy facebook page..example stories on there

Der Todesking

Dynamo Open Air 1994/Eindhoven Netherlands... I was totally wasted on Acid. Ran around +4 hours looking for my tent till I finally found it! It was on Sunday during the last band was playing, after they finished a lot of the visitors left, packed their tents & went home, the place started to look totally different than in my remembrance + I was heavily tripping! Shit I already thought I will never find my friends again, & that they probably will leave without me next morning!! When I made my peace with this thought, out of a sudden I realized I was standing besides our tent, god was I relieved!! I entered the tent & was so happy! First thing I heard from my friends: Dude, roll a joint!! Haha! Damn! :D

fuckyeah

Hahaha great story funny as fuck..sounds like your mates relieved you found your tent too as you had the weed lol..cheers man

Der Todesking

They were just being lazy & stoned as fuck lol! In case you don't know, weed is legal in the Netherlands. Good old times haha!! ;-) Of course they would never have left w/o me, but in my condition I was sure they would. :D

fuckyeah

Sounds like it was an awesome time dude

Der Todesking

Yeah it was funny!

Der Todesking

One of coolest stories happened back in 1990. I was about 15 years old & me and my buddy been totally dedicated to the Death Metal Umderground. We discovered the demo scene through a few fanzines & immediately been addicted to ordering demos, fanzines, tape-trading, gigs etc. Our fave band was Carcass, Symphonies of sickness was their actual album & we loved it! So when Carcass came on tour with german Atrocity we Of course had to go. I only had been to one Death Metal concert before (Autopsy & Pestilence in 1989), & my dad drove us to Frankfurt where the concert took place. We got to know that it was the birthday of Atrocity singer Alex 'Krulle'. Between & after the show we had the chance to talk to some of the Atrocity members. Back home we listened to the 7" EP from Atrocity (they didn't have their album out yet), & we noticed a phone no. of Krulle (vocals) on it, which wasn't unusual back in the days (no internet). So we decided to call him & be like 'Hey man can you remember us from the gig blablabla, for your birthday would you mind if we show up at your apartment with a box of beers?? We never thought he would agree, but he said 'sure, anytime! Only thing is I don't drink alcohol' & I replied 'no big deal, we will get some of your favorite drink no matter what' & we made an appointment. My dad (again) drove us the (about 1 hour Long, they were from our area) way to where he lived & we brought a big box of the orange juice he requested (LOL!!!!). It was an awesome day, we got to listen to the advance tape of the forthcoming album, we got to see the cover, & of course lots of stories! Later he drove us by car to Nuclear Blast Rec. guys, which at that time was a very very small independent label. In the evening we drove home by train & it was an unforgettable day! When the album came out, we couldn't believe we appeared in the thanx list, as 'the 2 orange juice boys Thilo (me) & Andreas'!!! You can check if you own the album! He was such a nice guy, think about we were so young!!

fuckyeah

Mate that is a bloody awesome story..thanks for sharing..your dad sounds cool as driving you to gig and to singers house..that would have been so cool to hear advance tape and spend time with him and bloody awesome of him to invite you round his place to drink juice..what a great story so much awesomeness in it..old school days you got to love them much simpler time cheers dude

Der Todesking

Thanx & yes it was an unforgettable day! So nice from him, almost unthinkable nowadays! Of course, they weren't a big band back then, but that was another example of what I stated in an above comment - back in the days it was like family! And yes my dad was/is still pretty cool. :) It was also great to meet the Nuclear Blast guys, as this was THE adress in germany to buy vinyl & shirts back then.
And also he knew we would go nuts if he put us in the thanx-list of the album, we young kids! That was awesome of him too!

Nater90

Oh man that's fucking so cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Der Todesking

Thanks for reading Nater! Can't believe this happened more than 25 years ago haha!!

Nater90

Anytime mate, I'm really enjoying so many of these stories!!

Haha, Yeah I quite often look back and be nostalgic.

fuckyeah

Again just want to express my sincerest gratitude to all my awesome t shirt slayer brothers and sisters who have shared their stories and personal experiences with Metal and taken the time and effort to contribute both on this forum and through personal e mails..so much appreciated

Snaggletooth

I have many,but will put this one as so much shit happened on this day.

Iron Maiden:Piece of Mind Tour
Madison Square Garden,N.Y.C.

This was the first time I would see the band but on this same day my gf at the time said she was done with me,so she was a bitch thinking it would ruin my day,didn't do a dent told her have your shit packed when I get back.but I had an extra ticket so as I didn't really know any other people into metal,I asked my friend from work and he was from California and he told me he would go, but here is where it got strange he tells me I'm gonna go in a three piece suit,I told him you do that and you're asking for problems,and I begged him but fuck it let him find out the hard way and I knew I had to stay on alert to watch his back on the train we were about to board.

So we get on the train and this thing is packed with metalheads getting drunk, smoking weed you name it and just the vibe I could tell this wasn't going good and maybe a few towns down the conductor comes in and says "There are women and children on board" and someone yells fuck the women and children!

I could tell by the look on his face he wasn't pleased at the sametime me and my friend were near the door of the train but as I was talking to some people I heard some guy say let's get that guy with the suit and they used some kind of excuse to hit him so they did but I threw myself in front of him and told these guys you fuck with him you gotta go through me and they were stunned as they didn't expect that at all then I just went into a rage and challenged anybody on the train that had thoughts,those guys got pissed and started kicking out the windows on the train and that was it.

Next stop you look outside and the cops are all there waiting to bust people,everybody was ordered off the train,I was new to this area so I didn't know about the open container law so as me and my friend are watching people get busted,I was about to take a swig of my beer and then a cop came from behind and said you're coming with me,I was like wtf is this and my friend was drinking as well and nothing happened to him because he was wearing that suit.lucky for me the jail was just a block from there and it was packed I could see they were strip searching everybody but then they call me and say someone bailed you out and my friend came through,we jumped on the next train and I only missed Quiet Riot who opened up but he bailed on me and said he was going back home,I said ok and enjoyed an excellent show.

A couple of years later some guy I knew told me this chick in the town that all this went down at had the local paper and that my name popped up in the article haha

fuckyeah

Great story mate cheers for sharing..liked how you stuck up for your mate and loved the bit about your ex at the start..at least you still got to see Maiden that would have been awesome..cheers again for sharing mate

Snaggletooth

No problem, I have tons as I was there in the beginning and when it really had an effect on people compared to now.

fuckyeah

Recently went to a gig and 1 of the bands playing that night, Anaal Nathrakh, were keen on everybody involved with the show, so the singer asks, between songs, "would anyone in the crowd like to come up onstage and masturbate?" After the crowd cheered a girl got up onstage and the singer handed her the microphone "has anyone seen a Sony Experia around i have lost my phone?"
Earlier in the set, after encouraging people to start stage diving, a blind dude with a cane got up onstage and after saluting the crowd with his horns up and unleashing his death growl into the offered microphone, he blindly dived into the pits waiting arms. There was a mighty cheer. All involved seemed to enjoy the show. I did.

Der Todesking

Damn cool, that blind guy wouldn't let the fact of being blind stop him from trashing his ass off on a Death Metal concert!!!

fuckyeah

Yeah man a blind dude with a cane stage diving was a definite highlight of the night..great night

Nater90

Man that's really cool that people helped the blind guy, Respect.

Influx

Got just a few minor stories to share:

It was at a Dark Tranquillity concert about three years back now? I mean the venue wasn't very big nor very full so the band was really helping pull people up onto the stage to jump back in, the poor suffering security at that show just gave up after a little bit. But then near the end Mikael decided he wanted in so he took a jump off the stage. Since the venue was so small we all caught him and we were all shaking hands with him as we ran him around the floor before throwing him back up on stage.

That to date was one of my favorite shows since I learned a few things that night but mainly that it is perfectly acceptable to shove someone who is giving you a hard time into a pit.

Secondly however,

This is a story about my dad. My dad has never been much of a metal head but he's a good guy. Without fail...to every metal show he has come to...which is I think over twenty at this point...he wears the same exact shirt. Its a Bob Seger shirt. My dad owns no other band shirts but this one and he said it felt appropriate. Without fail though my dad has made friends at every single show he has been at. I think at this point I'd feel bad to get him a new shirt but my sister and I got him into metal and we've made sure he's gotten to almost every Amon Amarth show in town in recent years. He is a very dad dad so he doesn't quite get it all even after being dragged to shows for the past ten years but he is so enthusiastic about each and every one.

He still has pictures of a guy in a wheelchair being crowd surfed on his phone.

Thirdly,

I was at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival years ago and saw a guy walk into the pit and everyone scatter. He well over six feet and built like a truck but that was not the impressive part, the impressive part was that he found a Christina Agulera shirt to fit.

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Great stories mate cheers for sharing..what a great dad going to all the gigs sharing experiences awesome as..legend

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