As Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine made his appearance with the San Diego Symphony last Saturday (April 12), video footage was quick to surface online.
Unfortunately, the quality of Dave's performance was very low to say the least. Whether it was due to technical issues or a bad playing day, fact remains that things did not go as planned here.
The "Symphony Interrupted" concert took place at the 2,200-capacity Copley Symphony Hall and featured Mustaine as the soloist, performing Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", as well as Bach's "Air."
"I sooo badly want to say thank you for being here at the first 'Symphony Interrupted,'" the frontman posted on Facebook. "To all the fans that were not able to attend, don't worry, there will be another 'Symphony Interrupted' and this being the first and all, we have already started to plan on how to make it even more enjoyable."
So far, the performance clips received mostly bashing from YouTube viewers, with one of the users claiming he was present at the concert giving the following explanation: "I was there, and it was pure static coming out of those speakers. We asked what was going on during and intermission, apparently the sound guy was getting tons of feedback and when he tried to fix it, he kept turning dave's signal on and off."
The user who uploaded the videos also had to admit that "it was terrible at times, but definitely cool to be there."
Make sure to check out the videos below. For concert rehearsal photos, head over to UT San Diego.