The heavy metal Big 4 party started early. The first band, Anthrax may not have gone on until 4:00, but by 1:00 the parking lot was a thing of tailgating beauty, its porta-potties full of puke … truly a heavy metal parking lot.

We hit up some of the biggest fans to talk to them about what they were most excited about. Here's to you, the most dedicated fans in the world: May your dreams come true today and your hangovers be only slightly horrific.

Check out all of the photos right here!

So, ok, they may be a little full

Waiting in line to enter the epic epicness

He swore it was really just soda. Sure. Whatever you say.

Fuck you, grill!

These guys said to find them later for a good time, so if anybody sees them around, hit them up.

A great way to kill some time while you wait to get in, a good ol Greasy Wiener. We hear it's loads of fun.