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Hello, do you have the ticket from Venom w/ Metallica in Zwolle in February of 1984? Or, any other dates from this tour. Would make a good offer too buy one. Thanks so much! Jared (

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But during that tour [1984], I remember clear as a bell when we arrived in Holland we see these posters that had a huge METALLICA with like a troll head an early symbol they used and on the bottom it said "and TWISTED SISTER" in little letters. So I said to our tour manager, "Tell METALLICA they can close. Obviously people are coming to see them." And my tour manager comes back and says they said no. I said, "No?" He sai, "Well, they said it seems suspicious. They are confused. Why would you give up the headline slot? What are you up to?" I went into their dressing rooms and said, "Guys, the people are clearly here to see you. I'm not a complete asshole. I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm the headliner. It's obvious you're the guys that everyone is coming to see." So they closed the show. As a result, it was the one time I got to see them. And I still remember standing on the side of the stage, watching their set and I turned to Mark [Mendoza] and I said these words, "These guys got a lot of heart but they're never gonna go anywhere." So that's what I thought of METALLICA. (laughs) I just thought they were too heavy. It's so heavy, there is no commercial accessibility, there's nothing for them to get through to the mainstream audience. They would just be one of those great heavy bands. You know the OVERKILLs, the CARNIVOREs, one of those bands. I admit saying that. (laughs) Nobody hears it all, all the time. Nobody sees it all. You get it sometimes, you completely miss it other times. Who knew that people's taste would become acclimated to that much heavier of a sound.

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