Review: Metallica (and one 85-year-old fan) crash the St. Pete Times Forum
The world's most famous 85-year-old Metallica fan, cancer survivor Margaret Priebe of Largo, was in the house for Saturday night's Metallica concert at the St. Pete Times Forum -- and not only that, she got to meet the band, too.
Sean Daly was also in the house, and he says Metallica's ear-splitting talents were on full display all night.
"Touring behind latest album Death Magnetic," Sean writes, "Metallica excelled at ferocity, the ear-meltier the better. Drummer Lars Ulrich was a master of the Uzi beat, and singer James Hetfield, stalking to various microphones so everyone could get a good look at his creepiness was like a carnival barker of the damned."
"Tampa," the 46-year-old Hetfield said, "we are here to kick your ass."
Photo: Willie J. Allen Jr., tbt*