The mighty Metallica has embarked on their “Hardwired To Self Destruct” tour and it’s in our neck of the woods on Sunday at the Metlife Stadium as well as Nassau Coliseum on this coming Wednesday. To properly celebrate the occasion, they have set up a Pop-Up Shop on 96 Spring Street in NYC and this will only be open until Sunday 5/14 at 4pm. It opened on Friday but I couldn’t get to the place until Saturday when I was heading to a show at Webster Hall. It was a terrible rainy day in NYC and as I write this some hours after my visit, I think parts of me are still wet. Anyway here is a quick video captured by the Samsung point and shoot. The reception was terrible in the place and I couldn’t get a Facebook live done so this was the next option.
Now just in case you didn’t catch everything in the video clip, you can peruse the stuff that I observed by browsing through the photos below. I’ll let them do the talking for the most part. There was something for everyone here today from shirts, hoodies, beverage koozy, hats and posters along with music of course.
These banners are not merchandise and are instead fan submitted banners. Some pretty cool stuff from pretty cool diehard fans and their regions.
So there you have it. There is only one day left which is today, Sunday, and if you go there early enough you can wear your brand spanking new shirts and hats at the Metallica shows that are happening tonight and on Wednesday. I’m not hitting the Metlife one but am hoping to be at the Nassau Coliseum one and if I am there you can of course count on a review and photographs right here on the site. The remaining Metallica Pop-Up Store dates and locations are listed below for readers in those regions. I admit some surprise at the fact that they didn’t leave the NYC shop open with another show hitting us in a few days. I guess rent in NYC is too high for the turnaround on this sort of stuff.
St. Louis, Missouri: June 2 – June 4
Houston, Texas: June 9 – June 11
Chicago, Illinois: June 16 – June 18
Atlanta, Georgia: July 7 – July 9
Toronto, Ontario: July 14 – July 16
Los Angeles, California: July 27 – July 29
San Diego, California: August 4 – August 6
San Francisco, California: August 11 – August 13
Official Website: http://www.metallica.com