Behemoth Prank Lamb of God by Dressing Up as Lambs and Storming the Stage
I don’t know exactly when end-of-tour pranks started being a thing, but recent years have seen some pretty creative ones foisted upon unsuspecting bands mid-performance by their openers. A recent favorite of mine saw Enterprise Earth interrupting Rivers of Nihil’s set dressed up as the Sexy Sax Man, as fitting and loving a tribute as ever given the latter’s recent head-first dive into prog rock.
At last night’s show (June 20th) in Austin, TX — the final performance on the first leg of Slayer’s farewell tour (it resumes in late July) — Behemoth gave Lamb of God the prank treatment. Dressed up in lamb masks, what we can assume were members of the band and crew stormed the stage and proceeded to dance around, making quite a scene. After initially appearing oblivious to what was going on behind him, frontman Randy Blythe joined in on the jig himself for what is surely one of the only known instances of polka dancing performed at a metal show. Nergal posted footage on his Instagram account, which you can watch below.
No word on if any of the other bands had the balls to prank Slayer… but I sure hope so! The rest of the bands besides Behemoth will all be on the second leg, so perhaps Lamb of God will cook up something precious for the finale of that run.
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[via The PRP]