Despite reports, Alamodome DIDN'T run out of beer during Metallica show

Band requested alcohol sales stopped prior to performance

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SAN ANTONIO – While local media outlets reported the Alamodome ran out of booze during Metallica's concert on Wednesday, representatives for the venue said Friday the reports were false.

“It is common practice for Metallica to request that beer sales be discontinued as soon as the band takes the stage," Alamodome General Manager Nicholas Langella said. "Thus, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, all beer concessions were closed."

Langella said in the future, if an artist requests alcohol sales be discontinued, signs will be posted at each concession stand.

The pioneering heavy metal quartet put on a two-hour performance at the Alamodome -- sans alcohol -- which upset some concert-goers.


The closure of concession stands had many thinking the venue ran out of beer.

Instead, the decision came from the band themselves, Alamodome reps confirmed.


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