Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thing I've learned: Metallica edition



  • When going to a concert have a confirmed number of people you're meeting. Ours changed as people cancelled, appeared, resolved fights with significant others (and therefore un-split the group). 
  • Keep this number below 10. Get to 12 and you'll be herding cats.
  • DO introduce separate groups of friends together and watch them discover the awesomeness. Do not be confused when they are surprised that you pick good friends. 
  • Wear flat shoes, it's quicker to get away when running into significant other's exes in the bathroom.
  • Do not go to the bathroom after the start of the show. Besides the fields of passed out/tripping people on the access stairs, you may have to watch a random stranger pee in the sink (with several open bathroom stalls).
  • If someone walks past, trips and pours a glass of... hang on that's warm... yip, a glass of pee down your front... I don't know. Enjoy the show. Then get the heck out of there and take a very hot shower. VERY hot (shudder).
  • The guys in Metallica may be twice my age, but they're still cooler than I'll ever be!
  • try not to lose friends, finding someone in a crowd of 60 000 people with blocked cellphone networks is tricky.
Good show! Now to de-angst in time for Bon Jovi next week!


8 comments:

po said...

Cool, you got to see Metallica! Sorry, I have been away from bloggerdom for a while, trying to absorb the newness of being a student and dealing with super young Honours students and generally feeling overwhelmed. But am still reading!

Kath Lockett said...

You know, similar advice can also be given to a 44 year old chaperoning six very excited thirteen year olds attending a Lana Del Rey concert. :)

Helen said...

Po: Yay you are alive! I tried to find your blog but it said I wasn't invited and special or something :( how is the masters?

Kath: I REALLY hope you didn't get peed on at Lana Del ray. It was understandable (albeit disgusting) at Metallica,but a show with a bunch of teenagers?

Prixie said...

You were at the Metallica concert? So was I! Maybe our paths will cross at Bon Jovi...

Prixie said...

You were at the Metallica concert? So was I! Maybe our paths will cross at Bon Jovi...

Helen said...

Prixie! We are totally going to Bon Jovi! General Standing, you?

Hoping to not get pee thrown over me again (that one will take a while to recover from )

Prixie said...

I have seated tickets - I cannot stand for long periods because of my bad knee. **Old woman tendencies LOL**

Having urination spilled on you must have been so traumatising! Shame!

Helen said...

I wanted seated tickets, but they were 30% more expensive than standing, so figured I'd tough it out! Good thing too or I wouldn't have had the money left over for Metallica!