My Metallica Miracle that Happened when They Came to El Paso
Happy Maytallica! Unlike the rest of my colleagues on the Morning Show, I'd never seen Metallica live before they came to El Paso in 2019. I almost didn't get to see them in 2019, until a miracle happened! Follow me on this journey.
When we announced that Metallica was coming to El Paso, naturally, I was excited; but I knew the process to get tickets would be the challenge. Contrary to popular belief, working at a radio station doesn't always guarantee that we get free tickets.
Not surprisingly, I wasn't able to get tickets when they went on sale (they sold out in 20 minutes!). So for the next year, I was salty AF.
I kept reassuring myself that I didn't need to see Metallica live; that they would tour again and I would get the chance once again. Deep down I knew that I was salty! As the date got closer and I saw Metallica shirts everywhere and people posting how excited they were, it was getting harder to contain my jealousy.
However, almost overnight things changed. Three days before Metallica performed- my cousin sent me a text with a proposition. A buddy of his was selling a pair of VIP tickets. The two were being sold together, he was willing to go half and half and wanted to know if I was in. My response? HELL. YES. I won't disclose how much we shelled out for the tickets, but I can guarantee you that it was worth it.
My cousin and I were part of the "Enhanced Experience". We got to check out some of Metallica's memorabilia, got a free shirt, got some food and drinks. It was amazing and completely worth it.
In the end, I got to see Metallica throw a great show.
While it won't be a live concert, you can tune in to hear how great of a show Metallica throws on May 29th for our Metallica Mayhem Festival- our fantasy concert event featuring two all live Metallica sets! You can celebrate all things Metallica every Monday when Veronica Gonzalez hits you with a double shot of Symphony Metallica where you have a chance to win both the Metallica & San Francisco Symphony “S&M2” Blue-ray and 2 CD set.
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