Even though the pandemic has made time slow down, it doesn't seem like it's been two years since Metallica played Lubbock.

Wow, two years ago was one of the most epic nights of rock that Lubbock has ever seen. Jim Breuer kicked off the evening with jokes and giveaways, pausing only to let 94.5 FMX's own Wes Nessman address the crowd (he whipped them into a frenzy).

What followed was grade A, 100 percent monster rock show on every level. Metallica, of course, delivered the goods, but the technology they brought with them was every level of incredible. From the insane video monitors to the drones and leaping flames, this concert had everything one could hope for in a huge arena rock show.

Let's also not forget that Metallica honored Buddy Holly on the commemorative guitar pics (they were going with Jones Stadium until they talked to Wes and he convinced them Buddy was a better, more recognizable choice). I can also tell you that the VIPs that upgraded for the show were very happy with the fan experience as well.

Here was the setlist from that night:

  • Hardwired...
  • Atlas, Rise
  • Seek & Destroy
  • Ride The Lightning
  • The Unforgiven
  • Now That We're Dead
  • Creeping Death
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Here Comes Revenge
  • Hit The Lights
  • Fuel
  • Moth Into Flame
  • Sad But True
  • One
  • Master of Puppets
  • Battery
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Enter Sandman

Of course, the show started with Metallica's theme song "The Ecstasy of Gold" and Rob and Kirk's jam on some Buddy Holly and ZZ Top was included in there as well (before "Hit The Lights").

You can still purchase copies of the Lubbock show here if you are interested.