An elderly Slayer fan rocked her first mosh pit during the group’s recent show in Nampa, Idaho and the woman’s son-in-law captured the milestone thrash metal moment on video. In the clip, she’s rocking to the beat while being pushed straight into the center of the action in her wheelchair, catching hands of other fans, holding a beverage, and zooming along in heavy metal bliss. (Watch the clip above).
The fan’s son-in-law recounts the moment in the YouTube post caption saying, “I took my mother-in-law to the Slayer farewell tour as she is an old metalhead. She had never in all her years been into a mosh pit. I feel everyone should experience it at least once, so I took her in her wheelchair and asked a couple of big guys to help me keep her safe and off we went. She had the best time of her life."
What an unforgettable experience for a diehard Slayer fan! There’s nothing quite like being in the throng of an energetic live crowd at a metal show. Everyone around the lady welcomed her into the pulsating fold in friendly, communal rock fashion.
Slayer has been playing venues all over the country throughout the summer in their final tour and announced a tour extension last month with shows running into 2019. The California native band has long been revered as one of four core thrash metal bands along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer will be performing at the Strange 80s 2 Benefit Concert at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Oct. 12 (Tickets). Concert proceeds will be donated to 320 Changes Direction, a cooperative effort committed to raising awareness and changing American culture about mental health, mental illness and wellness.
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