Pro-quality footage (courtesy of InvertedMag) of Metallica playing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada shows the band rocking “Enter Sandman” when, suddenly, one of their stage hands, who was trying to repair a pyro piece on stage, catches fire. Then, scaffolding and lighting begins to fall all around the band and a tech “falls” and “crashes” to the floor. The video can be seen below. But you know what? It was all fake.
According to Blabbermouth, a spokesperson for Metallica’s concert promoter says that this was “…all part of the show.” In fact, Metallica has staged something like this before and it can be seen in the Cunning Stunts DVD.
Okay, let me rattle off my issues with this whole situation. The first issue I have is that it looks incredibly fake. But this is only from certain perspectives. In fact, a YouTube comment on the video states, “I was there the man on fire I knew was staged. I was in the nose bleed section but the crew guy falling looked real from where I was sitting, but from this angle the fall looks controlled. – Thecomicbookguy78”
So this person thought that part of it was real while at the show. And this is where my second issue comes in. READ MORE