Comedian Bill Burr has long been documenting his slow descent into metal obsession on his podcast, Bill Burr's Mondaay Morning Podcast.
Last year, he joked he got into Slayer "thirty fucking years late," but the good news is he was able to attend the band's final performance this past weekend in Los Angeles. Burr talked about the experience on his most recent podcast. Needless to say, he was very into the night.
“What a way to go out; two sold out shows at the LA Forum. I remember growing up, a couple of my relatives were really into Slayer and all of that shit, and I just couldn’t make the leap. I was like, ‘This shit’s just too fast, it’s too fucking crazy.’”
Burr seemed captured in the moment, later adding:
“They just played 90 straight minutes. Just snapped your head back and it stayed there for 90 straight minutes and then they said goodnight. No encore, which I thought was the shit. I did feel a little bit sad. I always get a little bit melancholy around the holidays … [Tom Araya] stood there looking at the crowd with a really sad look on his face before he waved goodbye.”
“I actually got chills in the end, when they were saying goodnight. The whole crowd started cheering, ‘Thank you, Slayer.’ It was awesome.”
Burr was in attendance with fellow comedian Dean Delray, and it looked like they had a hell of a time.
You can listen to the full episode below. Burr has a few shows lined up over the next few months. You can get those dates and tickets here.