Ever.

The last concert ever at the Omni (in downtown Atlanta) was Metallica. April 23rd, 1997. It was a kick ass show. The stage was set up in the center of the coliseum with seats all around. We were way up in the nosebleeds anyway, but that’s OK. I am older now and have no illusions about getting in the mosh pit.

Toward the end of the show, shit started catching fire around the stage, and equipment started falling over. The band just kept on playing. One of the guys that handles the lighting way up high had his equipment “break” and came swinging down through the air just hanging there, and even more stuff caught fire. They just played on anyway.

About that time the wife grabbed my hand and dragged me out of the show hollering. Damn. I was mad for days about that one. It was a very cool show, and obviously all part of the show. Even so I will remember that one for a long long time.

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