Metallica came to town on December 13th to play a show with Lamb of God. The weeks leading up to the concert bombarded Fresno area radio listeners with a plethora (do you even know what a plethora is?!) of advertisements and promos for the upcoming show. Of these many varied promos, one particular promo shone more brightly than all the rest. Unfortunately, I have been unable to retrieve a copy of the promo from the radio station it was played on. A brief description of the promo is all I can manage.
The guys from Metallica got together once to record a generic promo for use in multiple markets, leaving the gaps to be filled in by local station voices, rather than record full promos for each major city they planned to visit on their tour.
Lars: “You guys know that any time we plan a tour, the top of our list is….”
Radio voice: “FRESNO, CALIFORNIAAAAA!”
James: “And we’d never miss playing a show in our home away from home…”
Radio voice: “The SAVE MART CEENTEEEEER, FRESNO, CALIFORNIAAAAA!”
Surely, they must have been late to their day jobs, and couldn’t afford the time and effort it would have taken to record city names as well. What’s that? They don’t have separate day jobs? Well, perhaps they were en route to a charity show for cancer kids. No cancer kids, either? Well, I’m sure there must have been something more pressing than their fans. You know; the people who made them what they are.
I hate you guys.
-Because I said so