Tales from the pit
My son and I drove to this show from Nashville , TN; 511 miles. The drive was decent. The pizza was very good, props to Giordanos on Van Buren!
*Testament ripped! Closing with INTO THE PIT and PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH! Testament were recording a live DVD! I got a Testament guitar pick and lost my ticket as I was picking up the pic.
*MegadetH was dead on all night, shredding through the entire RUST IN PEACE album without stopping, a momentary pause between songs; I could have been listening to the album. They closed with Peace Sells, my sons favorite MegadetH song! Right on!
*Slayer opened with a brutal rendition of WORLD PAINTED BLOOD, the pit literally exploding to twice the size it had been all night (which was already BIG). Although brutal as the pit was, the Chicago fans were all about lending a hand; not one person hit the floor for more than a single second before 6-8 hands were ther to pick them up. I learned to love the people of Chicago this evening. Slayer went on to run through the entire SEASONS IN THE ABYSS album perfectly! They closed with HATE WORLDWIDE followed by RAINING BLOOD.
It was a long ass drive for a concert, one I would never do again but am oh so glad we did this time!