Metallica's 30th birthday bash

Thirty years of Metallica... can you believe it? The heavy metal band, that was formed in 1981, think it's cause for a major celebration! So if you are in the San Francisco area in December, why not join the band in this special celebration. The band announced on their web page, "We will be playing four shows for Met Club members only at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on 5, 7, 9 & 10 December to celebrate our 30th anniversary. These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica... fun for the entire family! Come to the Bay Area and spend the week with us to not only close out 2011 out with a bang, but to celebrate over three decades worth of craziness.
Participate in the entire week of festivities with special four pack tickets (one ticket for each of the four shows) and automatic entry into the contests for various other special events, available for the clever price of $19.81 (get it??). If you can't join us for the full week, we'll have individual show tickets too and as you can see we're going back to early '80's ticket pricing (but not the hair!)... single show tickets will be just $6.00 each. Both four packs and individual show tickets will be available for Fan Club members only through a reservation system and we do have to add facility fees, blah, blah. Clubbers can log in for all the details... we're taking reservations through 8 August." No word as yet if local music stores will join the celebration with rereleased CDs or DVDs. So why not hop on a jet plane and get your ass to San Francisco in December!