Heavy Metal Parking Lot: Judas Priest Then and Now

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
Steve Truesdell
A Judas Priest show now. View More "Then and Now" photos.
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
From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Above: A Judas Priest show then. View More "Then and Now" photos.
A clip of the original documentary is below.



Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
From Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - Photo: Steve Truesdell
Photo: Steve Truesdell
Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - Photo: Steve Truesdell
Photo: Steve Truesdell

Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
From Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - Photo: Steve Truesdell
Photo: Steve Truesdell

Then. View More "Then and Now" photos. - From Heavy Metal Parking Lot
From Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Now. View More "Then and Now" photos. - Photo: Steve Truesdell
Photo: Steve Truesdell
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