About this time we were sitting at a Firestone outside Moorestown, NJ, waiting for the exhaust system to be replaced. Besides the concert, my 2 favorite parts of that morning were finding the all-night, all you can eat breakfast buffet on the PA turnpike, and seeing the true amazement on Ed's face after witnessing a piece of steel being cut in half with fire for the first time.
November 11, 1997: Metallica's free concert, called the "Million Decibel March," was a great. They opened up with James playing the famous ESPN Sportscenter music on his guitar. The Philadelphia Inquirer said this about the show: "It was part burlesque show, part rugby match, and hearing-loss loud. The band was profane on stage and charming before the show. Police pronounced the fans better behaved than a Philadelphia Eagles crowd. And neighbors who feared the worst from the self-styled Loudest Band in the World complained more about the sound from the news choppers circling overhead."