It’s 1986, and Judas Priest with perennial openers Dokken are playing the Capital Centre in good ol’ Largo, Maryland. This is where we encounter our lovable - and they really are, no matter how we recoil - cast of characters who are engaging in that time-honored ritual of tail-gating, i.e., partying your freakin’ ass off before the big show.
There’s beer, beer and more beer as leather-and-spandex-clad metal chicks mingle with acid-washed jeans-wearing shirtless dudes. And directors Jeff Krulik and John Heyn had the shrewd sense to bring a camera along. Genius!
The 'Hell yeah!' chick is a close runner-up. But the hands-down winner is - you guessed it - that shrieking Steve Perry look-alike who destroys the mic with his Rob Halford imitation. Check out the beginning of this trailer. (A classic doofus all the way, his current prison mates are probably still giving him grief over his brief moment in cinema history.)
Aside from the mention of Dokken, it’s all metal
Well, whaddaya know? It’s on DVD. Hell yeah!
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