Slayer Urge Fans to Utilize Facet of The Rosenberg Plan Against Westboro Baptist Church
The memorial celebration for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman will take place today at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 – 7:30PM. We’ve been told who some of the confirmed special guests are, and while we’re not allowed to reveal that info here, we can tell you that, unsurprisingly given Hanneman’s stature within the metal community, there are some very prestigious names on the list.
Of course, some very special guests who we DO know are going to be there are members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who last week announced plans to picket the event. At that time, I made some suggestions for counter-protests, one of which was to totally ignore the WBC people because all they really want is attention anyway (they’re like internet trolls, only they don’t use the internet because they might stumble across some gay porn and have to confront their own sexuality). And hey, lookee, lookee, that’s exactly what Slayer are asking fans to do! From their Facebook page:
This is a smart move, because if the Slayer shows I’ve attended in the past are any indication, one thing the memorial celebration will have no shortage of is drunk people with high passions and low IQs. (I know I’m stereotyping Slayer fans a little bit, but in my defense, I’m a Slayer fan.) Putting them anywhere in the vicinity of the WBC cocks is potentially a serious recipe for disaster. These people aren’t afraid to kill each other in the mosh pit, where theoretically everyone has a common bond (that is, a love of Slayer), so it’s unlikely that they’d have any second thoughts about murdering someone who screams at them that Jeff Hanneman is in Hell.
Still, I kinda wish that they had taken one of my other suggestions for a counter-protest instead: notify irrational Tim Lambesis supporters that Meggan Lambesis is a member of the WBC and will be attending the protest. That way you would really just be pitting one group of idiots against another, and any casualties would really just be an exemplification of Darwinism at work.