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A nine-minute montage of the "best effects" in Metallica's new stage show was captured during Saturday night's (July 28th) opening gig of the band's eight-night run at Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace) in Mexico City. A post at the group's website said, "What an amazing first show with the new mind blowing stage. During Puppetz, lighted crosses came up from the stage, Battery saw pyro and coffins, then we had Nothing. Enter Sandman was up next, and that's when s*** really hit the fan! Loud bangs, random fireworks, falling towers, falling spot light guy, falling scaffolding, guy was caught on fire, then a complete black out."
Video footage taken at the gig initially made it seem as if a malfunctioning pyro launcher caused two road crew members to be engulfed in flames during the song "Enter Sandman."
The show was stopped and the men carried out on stretchers, after which Metallica resumed playing. A spokesperson for the promoter said it was "all part of the show."
The show on Saturday marked the debut of a new 140-foot-by-50-foot stage that features "colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica's entire 30-year career."
Following its Mexico City stand, Metallica next plays the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco and then two shows in late August in Vancouver, which will be filmed for the band's upcoming 3D movie.