Glastonbury 2014: Metallica lauded by audience as Twitter becomes ablaze with positive reactions
Heavy metal band made its Glastonbury debut following criticism of its headliner status
Saturday 28 June 2014
They were lambasted for daring to step foot in a festival known more for its hippie manner than its heavy metal, so it is perhaps surprising to see Twitter alight with praise for Metallica’s headlining set.
The foursome have had to face down criticism from other musicians, including Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and Mogwai, the latter of whom had a set at the same time.
It comes as the band started selling ‘Glastallica’ t-shirts adorned with the comments that had been made about them – such as “Metallica, they’re just shite.”
Reaction to the high energy set has been positive so far on Twitter, with the following responses largely made by people watching at home.
Gauging the reactions of the people, many said they were stunned to discover that they actually really enjoyed the music.
So where are all these Metallica Hating Hippies then? #Glastonbury; TheHumanFilter (@TheHumanFilter) June 28, 2014
Surely this is one of the biggest Glastonbury moments of all time. Phenomenal.; Eavis Barlow (@Eve_Barlow) June 28, 2014
Metallica's set: 3 minutes in and already more interesting than Arcade Fire's entire career. #glastonbury; Richard Astley (@Longshanks1980) June 28, 2014
I thought the Glastonbury fans were going to boycitt Metallica? Looks like a full house in attendance to me!; Tommy Hand (@Tommy_Hand) June 28, 2014
1st (and probably last) time I've ever remotely been interested in Glastonbury... #Metallica; Daniel Cure (@Daniel_Cure) June 28, 2014
I've never heard anything by Metallica. Hardly knew they existed. They've won me over. They're awesome :) #Glastonbury; Leanne (@Leanne_Cee) June 28, 2014
Metallica are making a surprising and pleasant change to the normal Glastonbury Saturday night fare; Quentyn Taylor (@quentynblog) June 28, 2014
I don't think I should have swigged that hard from this bottle of JD... BUT SO FUCKING WHAT I AM WATCHING METALLICA BIATCHES! #Glastallica; King Richard GB/USA (@KingRichard76) June 28, 2014
If I had a left nut, I'd give it to be at glasto right now with Metallica #glastallica; Nikki ❂ (@nikkiilp) June 28, 2014
Whodhavethoughtitbut ... this Metallica concert is fucking brilliant.; thebooktower (@thebooktower) June 28, 2014
However, not all were full of admiration. Some still found the band's presence a bit puzzling.
Not sure why they have Metallica headlining Glastonbury. Do they have many 14 year old boys at Glastonbury?; gedgie (@gedgie) June 28, 2014
I think Metallica lasted 30 seconds on my telly before I switched over to Mrs Brown's Boys #Glastonbury; Jo Simmonds (@TeaToastJam) June 28, 2014
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