20 years later, Metallica reunites once again with The San Francisco Symphony for blending their music. Which IMO sounds pretty good. It makes me wonder why there are not so many new bands that makes this kind of thing. It would be interesting to see guitars, cello, keyboards, and violin on stage at the same time more often.
Anyway, let’s go straight to the point here. I would share curiosities that you’ve might miss in the concert of Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.
- There was a ton of familiar people both on stage and in the crowd
- I bet you didn’t notice the small diamonds that James had in his shirt
- Lars wanted to start playing, but he needed te approval of the boss, James
- James had to help the conductor
- By the end of the show, the director forgot he was working. He drank too much.
- Michael wanted to hang with Lars, but the percussionist was not interested
Now, let’s get a bit more serious. I want to point to one thing that I liked about this concert. There was a ton of collaboration between the bands: the Capella performance of James, Pingel honoring Cliff playing Anesthesia, the Scythian Suite played entirely by the symphony, The Iron Foundry played by the symphony and Metallica… I think that this time the symphony had a lot more to say, and I like that.
Another thing that I saw was the number of emotions that James showed. check out with how much anger he sings this line in Confusion, and how emotional he gets during The Unforgiven III. This says to me that abe he was already battling with his demons already in this show, which was recorder in Agust 2019. It was announced that James entered rehab one month later.