It was a concert like no other.
Legendary rock band Metallica put on a surprise show in San Francisco on Thursday night.
But only around 400 lucky fans got to see the band for rock’s 40th anniversary at The Independent.
“I feel as excited as I was standing when I first saw them in 1985,” said Matt Gamly.
Some Lifelong Metallica fans were excited about this as they had the rare opportunity to see legendary rock stars live and up close.
It was Metallica’s first concert in 738 days.
The Independent announced the show Thursday afternoon on Twitter.
Ticket prices were $ 19.81, a tribute to the group’s 40th anniversary. With an extra 19 cents, it cost a total of $ 20.
Fans had to run to the box office with proof of vaccination and cash for the chance to see the show. It sold out in 30 minutes.
The first person to enter was Dennis Mill. He said a rumor had left him hanging around the neighborhood.
“I’ve heard rumors about Metallica. There were dark rumors around. Nobody knew what it was and it ended up working, ”he said.
Shawnis Tinker said her 73-year-old mother stood in line for her.
“They are definitely known for playing last minute stuff and to surprise the fans you have to be quick,” she said.
While Tinker didn’t come in, but said she had fun trying.
Fans who entered said they will never forget him.