5/14/2017

Metallica Pop-Up Store NYC

On Friday, May, 12, 20017, to coincide with the beginning of the their world tour, the first Metallica pop-up store opened up on 96 Spring Street, here in NYC, where it will remain open till, today, Sunday, when they will be playing at the MetLife in New Jersey. The stores will follow the band as they continue their tour. 
The stores carry merchandise that is exclusive to them and different from what you will be seeing at said tour. In case you are wondering, or care, I picked up the above blue T-shirt for $30.
Above you can see just some of the shirts that you can find there. The selection is really fucking cool. And, so is the store, which plays Metallica music inside, of course.
This merch, shown above, is made to look old and worn on purpose.
Below you can see where you go up to ask for the tees that you want. All of the people who work here are really nice and cool. And, the big plus is that they are also fellow Metallica fans. The dude in the second pic, with a beard and wearing a black Metallica tee, below, told us a tale of seeing them back in '82 when they opened for motherfucking Venom on that band's Black Metal tour! He said he became a fan since that moment, and knew that they would be the biggest band in the world. Fuck yeah, they are!
The next pic below is where they sell LPs and CDs, as well as a cool Metallica book on the classic Master of Puppets tour called Back to the Front. All of the albums, are needless to say, Metallica ones, expect for a NWOBH (that's the New Wave of British Heavy Metal for uninitiated) compilation put together by Lars himself.
There is a ton more stuff that they sell at the stores, including, but not limited to: beanies, hats, bandannas, mugs, beer cozies, posters, and more. Some of which can be found by the cashier (pic below),
I LOVE the flags from other countries showing their love for the mighty Metallica!

And, we end as we started, but this time with me posing next to the Metallica flag from the top of this article.  
Are any of planning or have hit the store? If not you and you are a fellow fan of the band, you need to! Here are the dates and (in the case of NYC) times for the stores:

May 12 – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
May 13 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
May 14 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The times for the other cities are TBD:
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
Are any of you going to be seeing them on this tour? Let me know in the comments below. And for more info go here.

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