Ok I feel bad for depressing you guys the last week. So I decided to lighten the mood by….confessing and admitting that, I was in a heavy Metal music video.
You can’t see me as they didn’t really show much of the crowd, but nonetheless I was there! LMAO!
HAHAHAHAAA!!!! Ok so the backstory is:
I discovered this Metal group by watching this show on MTV with Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne. So I watched these Metal bands battle it out every week and the guy who was representing Manntis (the band) was an amazing guitarist and I found they were from Southern California in Riverside.
So after watching the show, I found them on MYSPACE (yes this was when Myspace was all that and a bag of chips) and got tickets to a local show they were doing in Hollywood. Well I ended up connecting with other
groupies fans on Myspace through their page who also loved the group. We all made plans to meet up and attend their show in Hollywood and for the first time in my life I did something CRAZY and attended a heavy Metal show.
I think, I was probably one of 1 1/2 Black people there. HA!
Anyway, we all ended up becoming really close and really in good with the band and family and we’d go down to Riverside and attend all the shows and hang out. Adair (the bi racial guy in the band) his mother was his manager and we became very close. She’d invite us and get us in free to all the shows.
So when it came time for them to do their first official music video, we were invited to be in it. They taped it in this huge hall underneath a bridge in Los Angeles. And so the rest is history.
After I started a new job I kinds lost track with them b/c some band members left and moved. But man that was good times!!
i never really listened to Meta before that, but I really liked the sound and rhythm of their music and the CD is really amazing. I know the screaming is crazy, but the beats and rhythms are amazing.
I think what shocked me most is that I had pre-conceived notions about people who listened to metal and who were metal artiest. But i never felt uncomfortable even though I may have stood out like a sore thumb in some ways. But I ALWAYS had a blast when I attended their metal shows.
OK that is my fun confession of the month! LOL
But it also says that we as Black women should do something out of the ordinary and even a bit crazy sometimes to experience life.