Metallica played the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY on their '94 S**t Hits the Sheds Tour.

I remember it like it was yesterday, it was me and a bunch of my headbanger friends taking final exams in our junior year of high school at Dover Jr/Senior High School in Dover Plains, NY, just waiting to get through so we can get on the road to see Metallica!

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You know it's Summer When They're Rockin' in Middletown

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My original ticket stub from Metallica concert in 1994 at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY.

It was June 17th, 1994 and we had a convoy of several cars heading out on I84. You knew it was summertime when they were rockin' in Middletown, and it was a hot summer day at the Orange County Fair Speedway. The Concert: Metallica with special guests Danzig and Suicidal Tendencies will forever be in my memory as one of the greatest concerts I have ever attended.
Metallica was on their S**t Hits the Sheds Tour which would see the band playing 51 dates across North America. This would be my first time seeing Metallica live, and I would go on to attend many more Metallica shows over the years, but none of them will ever compare to the show I attended on this day back in 1994.
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I'll always remember my buddy Brian getting his glasses busted in the mosh pit during  Suicidal Tendencies' set, and poor Brian wasn't able to see a thing the rest of the night. :( Were you at the show?

Metallica Setlist (Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY June 17, 1994)


  1. Bread Fan
  2. Master of Puppets (Short Version)
  3. Wherever I May Roam
  4. Harvester of Sorrow
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  6. The God That Failed
  7. Kill/Ride Medley
    includes excerpts of "Ride the Lightning", "No Remorse", The Four Horsemen". "Phantom Lord", and Fight Fire With Fire.
  8. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  9. Disposable Heroes"
  10. Seek & Destroy
  11. Nothing Else Matters
  12. Creeping Death
  13. Fade to Black
  14. Whiplash


  1. Sad But True
  2. One


  1. Enter Sandman
  2. So What

Check out the entire concert below, courtesy of YouTube.


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