Thursday, July 2, 2009

Heavy Metal Parking Lot: Judas Priest Then and Now

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage was proved true last night in the parking lot outside the Judas Priest/Whitesnake show at Family Arena in St. Charles, as this slideshow here proves.
A Judas Priest show now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - STEVE TRUESDELL
Sure, the metalheads in attendance may have gotten a little grayer and wider around the midsection, but party must go on. If you're unfamiliar with the cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a short documentary chronicling the scene outside a Priest show in Maryland in '86, let me explain the film's salient characteristics: Budweiser, Priest singalongs and general badassery by some of the finest metalheads in the greater East Coast region.

Above: A Judas Priest show then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - FROM HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT
A clip of the original documentary is below.



Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - FROM HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - PHOTO: STEVE TRUESDELL
Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - FROM HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT
Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - PHOTO: STEVE TRUESDELL

Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - FROM HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - PHOTO: STEVE TRUESDELL

Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - FROM HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - PHOTO: STEVE TRUESDELL
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