50 DMC Day 49 – A movie that will always make you think of a special moment

15 Jul

More info on The 50 Day Movie Challenge here and here.

I’m actually drawing a bit of a blank here, so I’m bending the rules a bit. I don’t know if this pick of mine actually fulfills the “always” part of today’s prompt. I’ve only seen it once, and it was only about a month ago. The film I’m talking about is Lemmy, a documentary on Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. I really wasn’t very impressed with the movie, as it’s little more than two hours of people talking about how awesome Lemmy is. While this is of course a profound and undeniably true insight, there’s no need to spend that much time hammering it down.

It did take me back in time to 2000 when I went to my first real concert, though. Me and my circle of friends were all into hard rock and metal, and Motörhead was one of our big bands at the time. So when we found out that they were coming to the nearby city, we got tickets. Motörhead was the big draw for us, but it wasn’t just them. It was a big show which also featured Dio and Manowar.

Being my first concert, I of course had a great time. There is an undeniable energy present when experiencing music live. Granted, we were actually a bit disappointed with Motörhead. Compared to Dio and Manowar (neither which we were very familiar with at the time), they seemed a bit tired and uninspired. The other two bands more than made up for it, fortunately enough. And then there’s all the other fun stuff we saw at the show, such as the guy who had cigarette butts in his ears since he had forgotten to bring earplugs. Little things like that serve to anchor episodes to our memory bank, and there was plenty of it at that concert. Good times, great memories.

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Posted by on 15 July, 2011 in 50 Day Movie Challenge


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