Lars Ulrich Shares Notes and Setlist from Metallica's First Gig 37 Years Ago

March 19, 2019
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Time flies when you're having fun. And in Lars Ulrich's case, he's been having a lot of fun since Metallica played its first gig 37 years ago.

Lars shared some photos, notes and the setlist from Metallica's first ever show at Radio City in Anaheim, CA. 

37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California. "As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”

According to his notes, Lars described there to be about 75 people in attendence with tickets priced at $15 each. In his notes he described himself as "very nervous" and after Dave Mustaine broke a string after their first song, described his guitar playing as "so-so."

37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California. As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!) Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases… Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening! Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought....-- #wanna #tbt -- by @umlaut

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