• Blog,  Concerts

    Thrash Metal!!: Slayer/Testament/Carcass Concert Review

    I’m a few days late, but I wanted to post some pics I took at the Slayer/Testament/Carcass show I, my cousin Zachary, and best friend Jamie went to in Columbus, Ohio this past Tuesday.
    As Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed loves to say on his podcast The Jasta Show, this show was “haaaaard!!”
    This was the 5th time I had seen Slayer and they never disappoint.
    Their new album Repentless is one of my favorites.
    They played several songs from this album as well as many songs from throughout their 30 plus year career.
    This was the first time I saw Testament and Carcass.
    I honestly was there just to see Slayer and Testament, but Carcass were very good, also.
    Testament were amazing.
    I hope you enjoy the pics below.
    Have a great day everyone.

    Slayer Band Members:

    Testament Band Members:

    Carcass Band Members:

    Slayer Set List:

    1. Repentless
    2. Postmortem
    3. Born Of Fire
    4. Disciple
    5. God Send Death
    6. War Ensemble
    7. When The Stillness Comes
    8. You Against You
    9. Mandatory Suicide
    10. Hate Worldwide
    11. Chemical Warfare
    12. Take Control
    13. Pride In Prejudice
    14. Payback
    15. Seasons In The Abyss
    16. Hell Awaits
    17. Dead Skin Mask
    18. World Painted Blood
    19. South Of Heaven
    20. Raining Blood
    21. Black Magic
    22. Angel Of Death

    Testament Set List:

    1. D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)
    2. Legions Of The Dead
    3. Rise Up
    4. Dog Faced Gods
    5. The New Order
    6. Practice What You Preach
    7. Into The Pit
    8. The Formation of Damnation

    Carcass Set List:

    1. Unfit for Human Consumption
    2. Buried Dreams
    3. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
    4. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
    5. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
    6. Captive Bolt Pistol
    7. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
    8. Heartwork

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  • Blog,  Conventions

    I Met Arnold!! Arnold Sports Festival 2016

    Best day ever!!!
    I went to see one of my biggest heroes, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, speak at his annual seminar at the Arnold Sports Festival, in Columbus, Ohio.
    For those of you that don’t know, the Arnold Sports Festival encompasses many different types of competitions.
    Particularly bodybuilding, but also gymnastics, boxing, MMA, wrestling, and so many more.
    It’s a 4 day event, in which Arnold started with Ohio businessman Jim Lorimer, back in the mid 70s after Arnold retired the first time as a professional body builder (he competed one more time in 1980 in which he won the Mr. Olympia for a then record 7th time).
    On the last day of the event, Arnold speaks for roughly an hour or more with a crowd of about 300-400 people about his career, bodybuilding, nutrition, and just motivation in general.
    He usually takes questions from the audience, but he had to leave after about 50 minutes.
    He did talk about his upcoming movie 478, The Celebrity Apprentice, which he’s hosting this upcoming season, and he interviewed this year’s winner of The Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition, Kai Greene.
    But here is the best thing that happened, from my perspective, at least.
    I was sitting in the front row on an isle seat, and I swear he entered from a doorway right beside my seat!!
    And before he took the stage, he said “hi how are you?” to me!!! Yes to me.
    And at the end when he was leaving, I told him, as a fan, that I loved him, and he shook my hand, and said “good to see you”!!!
    I did not get a selfie, but hey, I’m not complaining.
    I got to speak to and shake the hand of one of my biggest heroes ever.
    Maybe next time I will get a selfie, though. Oh yeah!
    Even though I did not get a selfie, I did take pictures of him, though.
    I will post them below.
    I hope you enjoyed reading this almost as much as I did experiencing it.
    Love and Peace.

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