Metallica, Danzig, @ City Hall,Sheffield , 30-9-88


What a show. The place was defo over sold (such a difference to the Puppets tour where it was half empty). In the late ’80s there used to be a guy in Sheffield who filmed gigs at the City hall (Magnum, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden etc) I was looking forward to going to the next record fair & buying his Metallica recording. But it never happened…or maybe he got caught ? A video of Danzig did circulate.


Metallica, Danzig, @ St Georges Hall,Bradford 26-9-88


 (Cheers to Neil for letting me scan his ticket. 29 years later)

This was a hell of a gig ! Absolutely brilliant stuff. I also saw them in Sheffield on this tour. Stand out memories of the night : I hadn’t been to Bradford since seeing Maiden there in ’86. I kinda remembered the route into the city & to the hall. I couldn’t work out why so many people were looking at us as we drove past St Georges hall. Then i finally realised i was driving the wrong way down a one-way street ! They’d changed it since last time 😉 Also remember seeing Metallicas big silver tour bus. It wasn’t your typical UK style tour bus. There were a bunch of Americans in the crowd & they were literally throwing people in the crowd. It was like when you get a leg-up from a mate by putting your foot in their hands which are cupped together. I’ve never seen anything like it before or ever since. Dunno why, but i also seem to think around the time there was a documentary on UK tv & it featured these Americans. The Metallica show was just bloody great. Whilst the album had great songs, it just seemed to be a very “dry” mix. No power. In the live setting, it sounded so much better…yeah, you could hear Jasons bass 😉 Another funny thing was that both myself & Neil were down the front, next to the PA & both running the Sony Pros. A certain Mr Mensch was briefly stood near us 😉 Finally, shouldn’t laugh, but, a mate who went with us had recently had a small operation so was “tender” & couldn’t really get amongst the thick of things….” Keep away from my dick ! ” lol