Then this Japanese death metal band cam on. They all had thick waist long hair, with incredibly intricate sleeve tattoos (which, from what i understand, is still kind of a big deal in Japan, and essentially marginalises you from most of society). They were wearing Kimonos (those long, dress like garments worn by men). Basically, they looked totally badass.
I watched the crowd intently, watching for any possible racist sentiment. There was none. Then they started playing.
Was i ready for metal they asked me? It had been months.
Fucking oath i was.