METALLICA: Power Cut At Cape Town Concert Stops Band Dead In Their Tracks

Karen Breytenbach of South Africa's The Star is reporting that a power cut stopped heavy metal legends METALLICA dead in their tracks 10 minutes into their set at their Cape Town concert on Saturday (March 25).

Baffled by the sudden silence of their instruments, the band's lead singer, James Hetfield, joked: "Who forgot to pay the electricity bill?", adding that the backstage excuse was that the equipment "could not handle metal."

The Western Cape has been plagued by power cuts in recent months, and the crowd waved their lighters until power was restored.

Big Concerts marketing and advertising executive Michael Anetakis said the reason for the outage was unclear, but it was probably due to one of the generators tripping.

The power cut wasn't the only problem experienced, with thousands of music fans also having to stand in long bar and food queues for hours in the baking sun at the Coca-Cola Colab Massive Mix concert at Green Point Stadium on Saturday, in a repeat of last week's chaotic scenes at the first concert of the tour in Centurion.

In the afternoon, beer-drinkers were told they could buy only two at a time, while Nando's started running out of supplies by 6:00 p.m.



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