Epica @ DNA Lounge / San Francisco, CA / 2010

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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.

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Once they were done, I ran down to the merch table to get a better look at this tat. Hmmm…maybe.

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Oh, how are the metal rockers I brought doing? Just fine.

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We were up high stage left since we got their early. Nice view.

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Next up was The Agonist. Lead singer was a chick. She pulled off the heavy screams. Enjoyed the set.

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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.

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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.

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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.