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Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Date: June 19,2004
Venue: La Romareda Stadium
Report: Alessio Cosentino Bonati
Other bands: Lost Prophets, Slipknot

The Zaragoza Football Club Stadium was the selectecd place by the 4 horsemen to perform, with the opening acts of Lost Prophets and Slipknot.

The doors were opened at 7pm, the people entered at the stadium (we were sick of waiting outside :P). In 30 minutes Lost Prophets were ready to perform. I dont like this band, and the rest of the people didn't like it too much (we were logically waiting for our San Francisco friends). They played for 45 minutes aprox.

After the techs set the slipknot stuff, the iowa band started to play. I really don't like slipknot, and was my 1st time to see them, and the really impressed me. They went out with real power and started to rock the place, there were several people who went to see slipknot too, and they made the stadium rumble!!! They did a very solid and consistent concert, I really enjoyed the hour and a half they played.. good warm-up for the crowd.

The pressure on the 1st row (were I was) started to increase as the 10.30pm approached (they were supposed to come out and start the act at that time). And when the images of the ST ANGER recording were shown in the screens the people went mad!!! After that, "Ecstasy of gold" introduced as usual the boyz... AND ... Blackened started (and so the madness of the crowd)

I must be sincere, I don't remember the exact order of the songs, so I'll write it dowm as I remember it...

After blackened james started to strum some chords in clean and started the joke with sad but true, the sound was perferct as always and sounded really powerful

Gimme a M!, gimme an E!, gimme a T!, gimme an A, gimme a L! Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that wich i desireee!!! Fuel started and the people started to bounce, really cool. They went on with Sanitarium, wherever I may roam...great concert, the thing I really liked was the fact that the played 2 hours and 15 min without doing the pauses between the encores, so the played a lot of songs.

Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Holier Than Thou
No Leaf Clover
St. Anger
Creeping Death
Fade To Black

Wherever I May Roam
Nothing Else Matters
Master of Puppets
Enter Sandman

Dyers Eve
Seek And Destroy

There was a thing that I hated... It was forbidden to take photos, I think that it's wonderful to take something to home for remember a beautiful night like this.

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