The kids didn’t have a plan for Sunday night so I asked, “How about a metal show?”. They were in — probably because they serve alcohol at the venue. Headed over to JWZ‘s DNA Lounge. So it was a 4 band line-up. All international groups. All metal.
First up was BlackGuard. I enjoyed their set. The lead singer was amped so that always makes me happy.
Once they were done, I ran down to the merch table to get a better look at this tat. Hmmm…maybe.
Oh, how are the metal rockers I brought doing? Just fine.
We were up high stage left since we got their early. Nice view.
Next up was The Agonist. Lead singer was a chick. She pulled off the heavy screams. Enjoyed the set.
Next up was Scar Symmetry. Interesting line-up. Dual lead singer dudes. Each had a different vocal style. Combined on most songs. A few by themselves. Decent set but the kids were getting restless as was I. Lots of time standing on my sore feet.
Finally, it was time for Epica. Nothing like some metal from the Netherlands. Again, a lady is the lead singer. This time she is a full on soprano singer. Using those vocals in the songs. Sounds like she could sing opera and you wouldn’t know the difference.
4 hours of metal later we took off before Epica finished. Everybody was metaled out and tired. I took Brooks and Natalee to a random corner in San Francisco and kicked their asses to the curb. I had to work in the morning but they had another day of partying to go.