Last night, Saturday, November 30th, Slayer played what is being billed as "their final show" at Los Angeles's Fabulous Forum. Even though I'm all the way on the east coast, the energy was palpable on social media for how excited everybody was to attend.
My social media feed lit up this morning with west coast friends sharing their moments from the show. It definitely seemed like one for the ages.
Slayer played a rackous 20 song set, playing all the hits, and some deep cuts for longtime fans. Here is the setlist:
- South of Heaven
- World Painted Blood
- Hate Worldwide
- War Ensemble
- Stain of Mind
- When the Stillness Comes
- (Clean intro was skipped)
- Born of Fire
- Seasons in the Abyss
- Jesus Saves
- Chemical Warfare
- Hell Awaits
- Dead Skin Mask
- Show No Mercy
- Raining Blood
- Mandatory Suicide
- Angel of Death
So many celebrity sightings in the crowd as well. Post Malone was spotted in the VIP section.
His majesty, King Diamond was also in attendance, although slightly incognito:
Comedian, and noted metalhead, Bill Burr also attended:
Actor Jason Mamoa and his son were even seen getting up on stage with opener Phil Anselmo to cover some classic Pantera. According to Liquid Metal DJ, Jose Mangin, Anthrax's Scott Ian and his son were also spotted rocking out side-stage.
Actor Joe Manganiello was also spotted in attendance:
Kirk Hammett was there, but his wah pedal was not:
Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren was also there:
According to fans in attendance, Tom Araya stayed for a few minutes after the rest of the band left the stage to take it all in:
Now for the live footage…
Early this morning, Tom Araya poignantly tweeted "headed home"
Thank you, Slayer. We don't know what the future holds, but it's been a hell of a ride.