It's been a while since I've been to a metal show that wasn't Skeletonwitch coming back here to play at the Union, and as much as I enjoy those, they can't be my entire concert-going life. Basically, I've been getting a little antsy. So I started poking around online looking for interesting tours coming through here in the near future. So far I haven't turned up anything I'm interested in nearby, but I did happen across the website for the Maryland Deathfest.
I just learned that the acts on Sunday (May 27th) will be no less colossal a trio of bands than Suffocation, Saint Vitus, and Electric Wizard. I've never driven nearly that far for a concert before (Google Maps says it's about 6 1/2 hours to Baltimore from here) and $52 is a pretty steep price to pay for one ticket, especially since I'm sure after all the added crap it's more like $70. Plus, I'd have to find a motel room for at least one night and that much gas isn't cheap either. Still, I must admit that despite all that I'm sorely tempted to make the trip. Hopefully something more financially viable will turn up in Columbus before I let the sheer awesomeness of that lineup suck me into doing something stupidly expensive.