When I booked tickets to see Metallica in Abu Dhabi, I didn’t expect I’d end up watching the first three songs from the photo pit.

Thanks to the wonders of Couchsurfing, I touched base with a local Metallica fan who also happened to be a journo.

One thing led to another, and after photography duties were done we watched the rest of the gig from side of stage. Life sure does have its moments.

Read the full review through here for The Music, and the pick of my pics below…

Celebrating my first photo pit stint in over a decade…

Metallica in Abu Dhabi