Heavy Metal Parking Lot: Judas Priest Then and Now

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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.
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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.

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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.



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

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

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

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

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

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Photo: Steve Truesdell
Now. View More "Then and Now" photos.
Related Parking Lot Scenes:
Van Halen
Crue Fest
Metallica

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MTeMedia
MTeMedia

hey there dude

very good post i love it... check my website you might like it ;)

Dr. Jerry Aldini
Dr. Jerry Aldini

"Priest is the best MAN"

honestly, major kudos to the photographer and editor that put this together, this has been the most interesting and fun "gallery" published on any of the RFT blogs.

Mark one in the "win" column for the 'not so pretty' people!

Thanks Nick & Steve!

Brian
Brian

Seriously, I can't believe I actually took that Richmond link above. Says that Jacksonville is a favorite destination spot, so I know it's fake.

HELP
HELP

jess ???!!!!??...PLEASE!!!!...WTF??

WHY WOULD YOU EVEN POST THE LINK TO THAT IDIOT?

she is the worst person on the world!!!

Ruggy
Ruggy

A few of them actually look better.

yeahhim
yeahhim

i like the "fuck off" tshirt :)

RockandROLLER
RockandROLLER

My My hey hey, ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY.

Lets see how well other "fans" of "other" sounds ( rap is not music ) stand up over time.

It looks like these kids are still kids, and having fun. I am proud of them.The rules of the contest:Who ever stays alive, keeps partying and having fun longer than Keith Richards wins.

PSyeah, he Keef is still alive, and partying, so yes, the bar is still being set, so, keep on rocking

Hey Hey my my ..ROCK AND ROLL WILL NEVER DIE!!!

Shawn
Shawn

Proves that hoosiers have always, continue to, and will forever walk the Earth. Not one mullet sighting though? For shame.

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