According to this article in the Alameda Times Star, four-year old San Leandro resident Emma Thompson was one of the lucky few to attend a private Metallica rehearsal at the Cow Palace on Friday, February 27.
From the article:
"At one point, a security guard gave a young fan a pair of drumsticks. Four-year-old Emma Thompson of San Leandro then sat on her dad's shoulders and beat along to the music.
Noticing the young girl's handiwork, Ulrich invited her to take his spot on drums. She certainly wasn't shy about it. With no formal training to aid her, just a natural sense of rhythm, Emma pulled off a great drum solo leading into "Dirty Window." She was still swinging the sticks as she was lifted off the throne."Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at March 3, 2004 12:36 AM