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Metallica Go Corporate for Private Gig

Mary Ouellette,

While a high tech conference isn’t exactly where one would expect to check out a Metallica show, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night (Aug. 31) in San Francisco, Calif., a cloud computing company, held their annual convention and on tap was a special set from Metallica.

So, what’s the connection? Guitarist Kirk Hammett is reportedly friends with one of’s executives, who coincidentally also happens to be his Bay Area neighbor. The band made the most of the opportunity by inviting hundreds of fan club members to the show as well, making for a memorable night.

Powering through a 14-song set that kicked off with ‘Creeping Death’ and ended with ‘Seek & Destroy,’ it’s fair to say that Metallica kicked a little cloud computing butt! The set list was pretty standard fare for Metallica, keeping mostly to the hits for the convention goers. They played ‘Fuel,’ ‘One’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and closed out their set with ‘Enter Sandman’ before the encore.

This intimate gig is the first of a handful of shows that Metallica have lined up in the coming months. On Sept. 14 the band hits the East Coast for their Big 4 show with Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. Then in December the band celebrates their 30 years together with a four show run at the Filmore in San Francisco, Calif.

For us metal geeks that weren’t invited to the Salesforce concert, check out video from the show below:

Watch Metallica Play ‘Enter Sandman’ at the Salesforce Conference

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