“She had the best time of her life”
A brilliant video has captured the moment that a wheelchair bound Slayer fan was given the chance to experience a mosh pit for the first time.
In the clip, the elderly woman is pushed into the mosh pit at a recent Slayer show in Nampa, Idaho. She’s immediately followed by a huge throng of fans who proceed to mosh around her.
“I took my mother-in-law to the Slayer farewell tour as she is an old metal head”, a description on the YouTube video states. “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.”
The show came during the early stages of Slayer’s farewell tour, which will hit the UK later this year.
The thrash metal icons confirmed details of six gigs across the UK and Ireland this November – marking their last on our shores after deciding to call it a day last year.
They’re bringing some illustrious company along for the ride too, in the form of Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary.
Although the end of Slayer was only officially confirmed at the beginning of this year, frontman Tom Araya previously hinted that the band’s end could be drawing closer.
“I like singing and just spitting that shit out and convincing everybody that this guy is a fucking maniac,” he said. “It’s like acting. You feel the lyrics and you show them with your facial expressions, your body expressions, your intensity — I love that shit.”