TVD Live Shots: Metallica at
Dreamforce, 9/26

Metallica

Every year about this time, tech giant Salesforce takes over San Francisco for its annual Dreamforce conference. And with Dreamforce comes the annual Concert For Kids benefit which features a seemingly endless supply of food, drink, and of course music.

This year’s Concert For Kids took over San Francisco’s Civic Center including City Hall and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the festivities which featured local heavy metal titans, Metallica, performing on a stage constructed in the middle of Larkin Street.

Metallica

For those less metal-inclined, Janet Jackson offered a safer alternative with a performance inside the Bill Graham Civic but it’s hard to imagine that it was very crowded by the looks of the sea of techies packing Civic Center Plaza as “The Ecstasy of Gold” rolled over the PA signaling the start of a 90 minute set that peppered a few new tunes in with the classics that were likely to resonate with a crowd that generally did not appear to be full of Metallica diehards. That said, it was a party and the attendees were more-than-content to rock out with a free beer in one band and a cell phone in the other.

While not necessarily playing to their target demographic, Metallica was clearly having a good time and delivered a tight set, honed by many months on the road in support of 2016’s Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. And clocking in at least 40 minutes shorter than their typical set, this corporate gig was no doubt a walk in the park for them. If there was a low note from the evening, it would have to be having “Battery” reportedly cut from the set due to time constraints. Otherwise, Dreamforce once again proved to be a hell of party.

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SETLIST
Hardwired
Creeping Death
Seek & Destroy
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Unforgiven
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Fade to Black
Sad but True
One
Master of Puppets

ENCORE
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

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