April 25, 2013
Metallica Live in Cape Town: Photos
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
It was the night many of Cape Town’s metalheads been waiting for, for more than seven years ... legendary band Metallica’s return to the Mother City, live in a rocking concert at the Bellville Velodrome on Wednesday 24 April, 2013!
Despite a wait of more than two hours to get into the massive indoor venue, which is a rare performance setting choice for Metallica as band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo prefer stadium and outdoor stages these days, fans' fervour to see their favourite band was undimmed.
Even the supporting act, local rock group Van Coke Kartel, couldn’t compete with the iconic headbangers, as concert-goer David Platt attested to on Twitter:
“Reckon Van Coke Kartel should just los ( leave) it. Everyone here screaming for Metallica and NOTHING else #MetallicaCPT” – David Platt @Platzky14h
Never ones to disappoint their loyal admirers, Metallica thrashed the Bellville Velodrome with hits like Creeping Death, Fuel and The Day That Never Comes. This is what you guys had to say about it:
“Awesome concert #MetallicaCPT success is when you still can't hear the next morning ...“ – @Rokatana
“Shiiit @metallica were epic. Second time round & better than ever. Goosebumps when they played One. Wow. Go see them tomorrow! #metallicacpt” – Darryn van der Walt @darrynvdwalt
“Lugosi and Karloff? Loved Kirk's classic horror guitars and every second of @Metallica's incredible performance. #metallicacpt” – David Platt @Platzky7h
Check out these mind-blowing images from the Metallica concert:
The second Metallica concert will be held at the Bellville Velodrome tonight, Thursday 25 April, 2013. Get your tickets at Computicket.