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At 85 years old, this Metallica fan is ready to rock



Meet Margaret Priebe: Knitter. Cancer survivor. Eighty-five years old.

Metallica fan.

Yes, Priebe will be in the audience (though maybe not the mosh pit) when Metallica hits the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday night. She discovered the band through their 1999 live album S&M, and says cranking them helps soothe her nerves.

"I like Metallica — there's nothing wrong with them," says Priebe, who knows she's likely to be the only person at the concert born during the Coolidge administration. "People think I'm weird. But I'm sorry, I like it loud."

For more on Priebe's fascination with Metallica, check out Sean Daly's story here.

Photo: Douglas R. Clifford, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]


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