Heavy Metal Blog:
Heavy Metal Virgin
March 10, 2009
I have a confession to make. Until I met my partner in 1998, I was a metal virgin. Oh sure, I played around with some of the popular bands, like AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, and Bon Jovi. But I did not truly know what I was missing until I started seeing metal live. From the moment I saw Eddie from Iron Maiden on stage, I was hooked!
Yep, I was one of "them" in the 1980's and into the 1990's. Metal bands were just screaming and devil worship. I hate to admit I was that ignorant! And yet, there were hints along the way. An AC/DC tape here (I know I'm dating myself), a turning up of "Sweet Child of Mine" there. I was a metal chick just waiting to break free!
Now, I love metal. I can't wait to go to concerts. The music makes me feel alive. The fans are great; head bang, show the horns, flash Tommy Lee - it's all good! Good bye, New Order, hello Motley Crue.