The Most Expensive Metal Show Ever

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Never before had I been in a position where going to Maryland Deathfest was an option, but having moved to a city only two hours away from Baltimore, suddenly the idea didn’t seem so crazy. So when the lineup was announced and I saw that not one, not two, but three of my all-time favorite bands (okay, four) were playing on the same day at the same venue for the low, low price of $55 I whipped out my credit card and bought a ticket immediately.


One round trip bus ticket and a hotel room later I am finally all set up for my trip – cab fare and booze not included. And despite the fact that I am paying hundreds of dollars for a trip that will last less than 24 hours, and that I am going alone (going solo to an all-day metal festival? That won’t give me any anxiety. Oh, no) — I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED TO GO TO A SHOW IN MY LIFE!


Maybe it will force me to make fri….who am I kidding, I’m not gonna talk to anyone.