By Thomas Cowley
Metallica is teaming up with Coca-Cola Zero to put on a concert in the last place on earth that has not been graced by their music: Antarctica.
The contest/concert, "Musica Zero" which is only available to those in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico will start on October 28th and run until November 22nd. Those who wish to enter must apparently demonstrate what they are willing to do in order to be a part of the unique experience and share it via Coca-Cola Zero's Twitter account (@CocaColaZeroAr) and use the hashtag #CocaColaZeroAntartida.
Those who win will leave on a cruise on December 3rd for a 10 day adventure which will include sight seeing and lectures by scientist in the area. The concert will also be streamed to those Latin American countries for those unable to go.
Coca-Cola Zero has gone through all the right paperwork to insure that this event does not interfere with the Antarctic Protection Protocol, the Environmental Impact Assessment, and the Tourism of the Argentine National Antarctic Directorate. In addition, Coca-Cola Zero will be donating equipment for the lab at the Carlini base where the concert will take place.
While it is a shame that both the live stream of, and eligibility for the concert has been limited to a handful of countries, there is always the possibility that Metallica could turn this event into an exclusive DVD.