Chick in Metal… Observation #1
By: Little Metal
I’m a chick who LOVES metal… everything about it. From the softer side of hard rock to brutal black
death doom metal.
From the old shit to NuMetal. From getting a new CD to the energy of a live show.
From stinky tattooed dudes to sweaty fishnet ladies. From last minute band changes to handing out
flyers. ALL OF IT!!!!!
And as a chick, I have a different perspective on all of it. So, I’m writing for Doc. (Thanks Doc )
I’ve gone to a million shows, staunchly support local music, have a local metal website and have put
on a couple shows, so my chick perspective is as a fan and a business person. I don’t have the band
perspective… I’ll leave that to those of you who can actually play instruments.
My biggest observation is that I seem to need to prove to people that I’m actually at a metal show for
the music… not because my boyfriend is there, or because I want to party and score with some band
I’m there because of the music. For the energy of a live show…. for the soul cleansing that comes from
standing directly in front of an amp… for the fact that it’s one of the only places in the world that I feel
Seems to take some convincing, especially to the guys.
Observation #1 – People don’t believe that a chick can really be that into metal. Girls, you’ve gotta go to
shows on a regular basis and talk music with the dudes to get them to believe you. Wearing band shirts
also helps… it’s the guys’ uniform, so they see you as one of them.
How can you tell that a chick is at a show because she loves music??