September 28, 1991

On this day in 1991, the Monsters of Rock concert was held in Russia at the Tushino Air Field in Moscow.

This was the firts time any sort of heavy metal bands were to perform in the country to such a large public scale. The crowd was of historical size at 1,600,000 in attendance, making it the third largest concert in word hisory. The group Pantera video taped their expeirence for their home movie Vulgar Video, it shows teenagers happier than ever, but it also shows the darker side of things. You see many officers beating the crowd with batons and using their horses to try to “crowd control”.

The line up was great, AC/DC, E.S.T., Metallica, Pantera and The Black Crowes.

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