A Slayer fan got the experience of a lifetime when she joined her first mosh pit during a show by the thrash legends in Nampa, Idaho.
The viral clip shows the woman, who is a wheelchair user, entering the pit surrounded by younger fans, who protect her as she wheels around moshing.
The video’s description on YouTube explains: “I took my mother-in-law to the Slayer farewell tour as she is an old metal head.
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 experience came just at the right time for her, as Slayer have embarked on their final world tour, which hits the UK in November. Fans can catch the band for the final time, supported by Lamb of God, Anthrax and Obituary in a number of arenas across the UK and Ireland.
This wasn’t the first instance this year of kindhearted music fans helping wheelchair users enjoy gigs to the fullest. In August, footage emerged from a Liam Gallagher gig where fans lifted wheelchair user Michael Reynolds above their heads to give him a better view of the Oasis legend performing Wonderwall. Gallagher later tweeted: “Respect to the lads at my concert for giving Michael Reynolds the best view in the house. Biblical behaviour.”
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