Tales from the pit
After reading another individuals tale about the Clash Of The Titans I had to tell mine. Unless there was another titans tour the one he spoke of was actually in 1991. I was stationed in Florida(Tampa) and had recently gotten back from Desert Storm and a buddy had gotten me a ticket to the show as a welcome back gift. Four of us had went to the show and actually met Alice In Chains as they got off their bus. I like AIC but they definitely did not fit in at this show. Slayer played after AIC If I remember right Slayer and Megadeth were switching off headlining each night so this was Megadeths night to headline. The lights went out and Hell Awaits started the crowd ramped up and it it was fucking mayhem from start to finish. When Tom Araya dedicated Mandatory Suicide to all the troops that returned home alive it kind of gave me chills as that actually felt personal and just all around cool as fuck that he did that. Able to tell I was in the military some people around me(people I didn't even know) grabbed me hugged me and hoisted me up and I ended up over the barricade right in front of Tom I turned to the crowd threw my arms up and screamed "FUCK YEAH!" Then security grabbed me and put me back in the crowd. Decade Of Aggression(disk 1) was recorded at that show and myself and the three friends with ended up in one of the crowd photos in the booklet. Having seen Slayer before that and a number of times since this was the fucking best one yet!