American heavy metal band Metallica blew out the minds of Bangaloreans with its first ever live performance in the city on October 30. It was rumoured that the show would get cancelled due to rain, but James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo hit the stage by an hour and a half late and enthralled the music lovers.
Delhi-Based metal band Guillotine opened the concert at 6 pm followed by the performance of Bangalore band Inner Sanctum and the Scottish band Biffy Clyro. These bands performed till 7.45 pm. After making music lovers wait for 45 minutes, Metallica took to the stage at about 8.30 pm.
The crowd went crazy after James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo appeared on the stage. They performed some of their hits like 'Creeping Death', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', 'Fuel and Ride the Lightning.' The 30,000-odd fans were so excited that they sang 'Fade to Black' along with Hetfield, who later had his India moment with 'The Memory Remains'.
However, Metallica was to give its first Indian live performance of in Delhi, but due to security reasons the concert was cancelled. The Bangalore concert, which was to be the band's second gig in India, become its first concert in India. The heavy metal band mesmerised their Bangalore fans.