738 days later…Metallica play “secret” hometown show in San Francisco

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Snooze you lose: Metallica fans in San Francisco who weren’t paying attention to the band’s social media yesterday missed out on the opportunity to see the metal giants rock their hometown at a tiny venue, for 20 bucks.

The group announced the surprise show at the San Francisco Venue The Independent on Thursday: It required proof of vaccination, as per a mandate by the city.  The show sold out in 30 minutes, but there is footage posted on the band’s Instagram Stories and, frankly, all over YouTube if you want to see what you missed.

The wristbands for the show noted that it had been 738 days since Metallica’s last concert. The last time Metallica played its hometown was in 2019.

According to Setlist.FM, the band’s set list included “Whiplash,” “Ride the Lightning,” “Sad but True,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Creeping Death,” “One,” “Master of Puppets,” and “Seek & Destroy.”

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