Gigantour kicked ass. Here's what went down:
-Lacuna Coil: I though they were going to play later, but whatever. Out of the four bands, I only listen to them and Megadeth, so I was very happy to see them and I recorded their whole set. Unfortunately, their "set" was only 5 or 6 songs from their last 3 albums. I don't care much for the latter, but damn it, why the hell didn't they let them play more? Not only that, but the crowd (only half the stadium) were a bunch of assholes. Fuck the audience. I loved them.
-Volbeat: I recall sampling one of their albums on iTunes and I didn't like what I heard. I don't even remember what it was, so I wasn't thrilled to see them. To my surprise, they were really good. I liked heir lead guitarist strutting his stuff wearing sunglasses indoors. At the end of their last song, they play the intro of "Reign In Blood" by Slayer and that just tore shit up. The crowd went into a frenzy and mosh pit turned into a cyclone. I though they would've played the whole song, but whatever, I didn't care since I don't like Slayer. At some point half-way through their set, my friend and I were constantly smelling marijuana. Some douchenozzle in front of us was smoking it.
-Motorhead: Awww, shit. When they entered, the whole crowd (that was seated) stood up for them and most stayed up for their entire performance. I don't listen to them, but I am familiar with some songs and peoples' obsession with Lemmy. Of course, people fuckin' chanted "LEMMY" multiple times between a bunch of their songs. Right before they played "Ace of Spades", Lemmy said, "Here's a surprise song for ya. You weren't expecting this one." He started playing the first riff and the crowd erupted. My favorite part of them, however, was the drummer. This old coot destroyed the drums and had a several minute-long drum solo. Goddamn.
-Megadeth: Here we go. The main dish. Of course everyone stood up and stayed up the entire hour-and-a-half. I didn't know (listened) to most songs because I'm slowly making my way up their discography, but I managed to recognize and "sing" along to a couple, destroying my lungs. It was nice seeing Dave be enthusuastic about some songs, including his gesturing on "Sweating Bullets". Unfortunately, they didn't have an encore; probably because they're playing with other bands. Kick-ass show.
-Unfortunately, those stupid assholes didn't let me bring in my camcorder, even though I was allowed with it when I saw AC/DC in Amsterdam. FUCK. I had to resort using my iPhone. The video and audio quality is shit, but I still managed to record all of Lacuna Coil, the first song of Volbeat and Motorhead, and all of Megadeth. I was freakin' out that the battery might run out but it managed until it was 4% left. With all the bands, of course, people were throwing shit on-stage, and there were a few close calls, including Dave almost being hit by a water bottle.
-A funny thing was that behind us for the whole show, there were a couple of guys death growling cheers after each song.
-Sitting closer than I was with AC/DC, it was soooo cool seeing the bands right in front of me. I don't even know how to describe the feeling of seeing some favorite legendary musicians right there. I need to go to these more often.