Last night's show at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium was easily a check off of the top of my bucket list. One of the biggest nights of my career as a concert photographer, and I couldn't have been more excited about it. I've been dying to have the one and only Metallica in front of my lens for years, and at last, it happened in Commonwealth Stadium last night, it feels so surreal to have come and gone so quickly. I'm truly at a loss for words when it comes to describing my time spent shooting a show of this magnitude, and with such sentimental value to me.
Adding a little sugar to the mix, Gojira and Avenged Sevenfold opened up the night with excitement and to get the audience warmed up for what was in store. I'm also extremely excited and proud to finally announce that I am now a part of the Vue Weekly photographer team! I'm so looking forward to what's yet to come with this great opportunity as we both continue to grow.
Metallica also did a solid for those who wanted to see the show last night but couldn't make it out, as they celebrated the final show of their Hardwired World Tour by live-streaming the concert through their YouTube page, the stream can be viewed HERE for anyone who wants catch the live experience.
Needless to say, this was truly an unforgettable night for me and many others who are fans of the band. Though as a professional concert photographer, this is easily one of the biggest nights of my career, and it's something that I'll be talking about for years to come! I'm chomping at the bit for the next time Metallica visit's their Edmonton family!
Missed the show? Don't sweat it, I've got you covered! Check out my review of Metallica's banger performance right HERE at Vue Weekly!