guest post by Burstein!
“Heavy Metal Parking Lot” is a documentary by John Heyn and Jeff Krulik about metalheads tailgating in concert arena parking lot at a 1986 Judas Priest and Dokken concert in Landover, Maryland. To quote a fan from their website:
Videotaped in a concert arena parking lot before a Judas Priest show in ’86, HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT is truly the most magnificent portrait of dirt-rockin’, headbanging, booze guzzling, dope smokin’, trailer trash America has ever seen. It’s truly an ingenious masterpiece, made complete with the vast display of bare feet, muscle shirts, bare-chested guys, bleach blonde frizzy perms, Mullets From Hell, BIG hair, bad teeth, scar tissue, and by far, the largest collection of late ’70s Camaros ever seen in one location.
All that on the DVD! What else can you ask for?
Then a decade later in the very same parking lot, the filmmakers shot a follow-up documentary: “Neil Diamond Parking Lot”.