The heavy metal band Judas Priest came to Sapporo and did a concert just across the parking lot in front of my house. I went there with a friend, and ran into some other people I know once we were inside too.
The place they played in, Zepp Sapporo, is not that big, but it was pretty full. 2000 or 2500 people, maybe? We had bought tickets a few weeks in advance. At first we did not understand what the system for where to line up was, and people kept telling us to go to different places. It turned out that you were supposed to line up exactly in the ticket number order, so when asking the guy holding a sign saying "1600 and above" if we were in the right line, he said no (because we had 1452) and the guy with the sign "1300 and above" also said no, etc. Finally we got it that you were supposed to ask the other people standing in line for their numbers and sort yourself into the correct spot.
The concert was nice. They explained that they have been playing metal for 41 years, so they were a bit tired from time to time. They did play well, and the selection of songs was good too. They played some new songs from their latest album, but mostly they played old classics. More or less one famous song from each album. No matter what period of Judas Priest you like, you were thus likely to hear a few songs from your favorite albums.
|One guy had been headbanging so hard that he was drenched in sweat, so he changed into a fresh set of clothes near the exit after the concert.|