If you’ve seen Metallica before, and there’s been plenty of opportunities to, you know exactly what to expect. Tonight, as the close the Reading main stage, it’s no different. They play their songs, there’s some lights and that’s pretty much it. Yeah, Metallica are one of the greatest bands in the world but after a day of so much risk, danger and genuine excitement, their set feels by the books. “We are Metallica and this is what we do,” cries James Hetfield at the opening of the evening. We know Metallica, we know.
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