Drunk fan gets kicked out of Slayer gig, attempts to swim back in

"I was worried about getting my junk in the water and freezing"

A Slayer fan has become an internet sensation after attempting to swim back into a gig after being kicked out.

Chris LaRocque was attending a show in Toronto as part of Slayer’s final ever tour, where they were joined by Testament and Anthrax. After getting drunk and proving to be a little too enthusiastic for ““headbanging and moshing around a little bit”, security at the Budweiser Stage removed him from the venue during the opening act. Undeterred,  LaRocque attempted to swim back into the venue – with the moment then captured by Anthrax’s Scott Ian.

“I was a little inebriated, not like fall-down drunk or nothing, but I was feeling pretty good,” he told Exclaim. “I was worried about getting my junk in the water and freezing.”


He added: “I wasn’t going fast. I was just trying to be incognito. “I had my camouflage hat on, so I thought that might help.”

To reward his dedication, he has since been offered tickets to see the band at an upcoming London date.

Meanwhile, Slayer recently announced UK and Ireland shows as part of their final ever tour. Dates are below with tickets available here.

1: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
3: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
5: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
7: Birmingham Arena, UK
9: Manchester Arena, UK
10: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
12: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK


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