Outside Lands Saturday recap: Metallica delivers heart-stopping two-hour set

There are performances, and then there are performances.

Unsurprisingly, Metallica nailed the latter during their Outside Lands set on Saturday (Aug. 12), which lasted more than two hours and featured classics old and new.

Fans at Golden Gate Park were treated to a lengthy encore punctuated with fireworks as the band ultimately closed out with the never-gets-old "Enter Sandman." Notably, the band's self-titled album, known as "The Black Album," dropped and debuted at #1 exactly 26 years ago, on Aug. 12, 1991.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: (L-R) James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica perform on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Kirk Hammett of Metallica performs on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Metallica perform on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: (L-R) Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Metallica perform on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: James Hetfield of Metallica performs on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: James Hetfield of Metallica performs on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Metallica performs on Lands End stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 12: Robert Trujillo of Metallica performs on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
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Other notable performances came from Empire of the Sun, Vance Joy and Cage the Elephant as festival-goers rounded out day two of the annual event.

The third and final day features headliners Lorde and The Who. You can stream it live right here.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Tove Lo performs on Day 1 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Tove Lo performs on Day 1 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Tove Lo performs on Day 1 of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer/songwriter Tove Lo performs on the Lands End Stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer/songwriter Tove Lo performs on the Lands End Stage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Tove Lo performs during the 2017 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer/songwriter Tove Lo performs onstage during the 2017 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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