On May 31, 1986, John Heyn and Jeff Krulik borrowed a public access TV camera and traveled to the Capital Centre in Landover, MD where they interviewed fans waiting in the parking lot to see a concert by the Judas Priest.
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This film is a cult-classic is because of the seemingly unfiltered, dumb-ass verbiage of the subjects. Certainly the people in the film seem unaware that the joke is on them, both in terms of their being the object of ridicule and their being unaware they're engaging in an ultimately conforming "rebellion". (Cf. Willis' Learning to Labor). Though shot in 86 it feels like 76, which highlights social class dimensions.
Well that's 15 minutes of my life ill never get back...there's no accounting for taste...i have no idea why this short doc is so famous, all it is is a bunch of hesher kids enjoying their youth and enthusing about an upcoming concert....nothing wrong with that, it's just not interesting...AT ALL...the next worst thing than going to a Judas Priest concert....
I love Metal but this was like watching a bunch of apes in their natural habitat. Hope it's just an American thing of the 80's. Also that kid with "Twisted Sister rules" but "punk is shit" gave me terminal cancer. fucking idiot