So I listen to a metal radio show on a New Jersey station every Friday night.

They played Testament and Overkill about 20 minutes ago and talked about their upcoming tour. They mentioned how the obligatory NYC stop is on Valentine’s Day and how there would either be a lot of single men or guys with “cool girlfriends.”

They then joked about how there are barely (if any) girls at metal shows, and if girls find Overkill romantic.

Let me preface this by saying I am not taking offense to their comments. I’ve been to several metal shows where I was only one of 6 or 7 girls there, so I can relate. Also, I know how to laugh at myself.

I commented on the station’s Facebook page and the DJ’s Facebook page, along with the pic of me with Bobby Blitz that I have on my blog:

“Hey now, FYI, I (a female) met Bobby Blitz from Overkill once. So while it is true that Testament/Overkill is more of a guy thing, there are girls there, even if there are only 6 or 7. Not taking offense, just bragging.”

(This is getting somewhere, I promise.)

I typed that response while a song was playing.

And when the song ended, after the usual “That was [insert band name] with [insert song title],” the DJ said, “And I’d like to say hi to Amanda, who is listening online, I’m guessing, at WDHA.com (the station’s website). She posted a picture of herself with Bobby Blitz, which I love. She said, ‘Hey, there are only 6 or 7 of us, but there are girls there.’ That’s cool.”

I did not expect the DJ to respond (especially so fast) because when I have posted joking/just-saying-that-I’m-listening comments, he hadn’t responded.

It also made me happy because I have been a fan of this show for a while and had been listening to it for a few years now.

Also, any chance to brag about meeting Bobby Blitz should not slip away in my mind, LOL.

Now I will close with a quote:

“Seven females at a Rush show? Must be some kind of record.”