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Posted: February 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

A couple weeks ago, I saw the movie: "Anvil – the story of Anvil!" and really enjoyed it.

As a musician, I could definitely relate to the gong show moments, and the ridiculous amount of hope it takes to put yourself out there.

I watched the movie 3 times in a couple days, it just seemed to really have something to it.

It was funny, heartbreaking and inspiring, so when I heard that Anvil was actually due to play my town I quickly bought a ticket.

The Show was this Saturday and it was Awesome!

First, the movie played and from my seat in the side balcony I could see the members of Anvil periodically coming out and checking out the film.

After the movie they played a set to an adoring crowd.

I'd heard they just played a short set, but luckily that turned out not to be true.

I guess I'm not very good at reviewing show, but I'll just say that they played (almost) all the songs I wanted to hear, and the musicianship was amazing, Robb Reiner in particular blew me away. His drum solo was off the chain!

After the show the guys came out and signed everything that was shoved in front of them (including my DVD). I even got to see Lips almost lose it on a couple of super-annoying guys who kept asking him incredibly inane and pointless questions!

I got pictures with both Lips and Robb too, they were super nice and seemed genuinely grateful for their second chance.

If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

If you like metal, it's a no-brainer, but even if you don't you'll find something to relate to.

I guarantee it, see the movie, and go see the band if you are lucky enough to have the chance, you won't regret it!

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