Well, as I had told you before – I went to Mayhem Fest this weekend. It was a big metal show, and I got to see Slayer for the first time ever. It was incredible. There was fire on stage, and bass cabinets lined up like inverted crosses. They didn’t wear costumes, they didn’t blab on about any nonsense, they didn’t have a ton of makeup on – they just got on the stage, played their songs, and walked off. It was like, they had nothing to prove. They are fucking Slayer.
I wasn’t cool enough to see them when I was younger. Being able to watch “Raining Blood” played live was a moment I will never forget!
I went there with Jessie Lee and Phoenix, along with one of Jessie’s friends named Kate – who has like, the same hair as Jessie. I also ran into Andy San Dimas while I was there. Together we all got drunk and watched metal, and it was a great way to spend a Saturday.
I was too short to watch Anthrax so my friend Matt put me on his shoulders, and I clearly got to see the whole thing. It’s awesome being a very small girl with some big friends.
Slipknot was the headlining band, and I wasn’t sure why. I think some of their songs are OK and all, but I don’t think they are gods; I don’t know why they have three drummers and like, an entire circus on stage with them, and I don’t know why they headlined over Slayer. It was a little confusing to me, but the place was completely packed when they played. I guess I am alone in my confusion about the greatness of Slipknot.
I got to meet a lot of fans while I was there. It’s nice to know I have fans who listen to good music! I am going to see if I can go to any of the other Mayhem Fests in different cities. It’s a really awesome tour.
Well everyone have a happy Fourth of July. Eat some hot dogs, or veggie hot dogs…watch some fireworks, sleep late and think about America.