St. Paul, Minnesot'as True Metal Record Store (RIP as of Dec. 24, 2015)
The concept of “metal holiday” may not hold any weight for even the general metal listening public, but I find the concept of key dates celebrating key albums and acts a useful one to stoke the nostalgic fires. Several will be coming soon. If somebody can guess the July holiday I will very seriously buy that person a post-closing beer at Great Waters Brewing Co. (Hint: this one is much less arbitrary than the selected SLAYER date.)
According to the IDOS website:
The International Day of Slayer website exhorts users to:
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment.
- Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer.
DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren’t just about celebrating; they’re about forcing it upon non-participants.
Taking that participation to a problematic level:
- Stage a “Slay-out.” Don’t go to work. Listen to Slayer.
- Have a huge block party that clogs up a street in your neighborhood. Blast Slayer albums all evening. Get police cruisers and helicopters on the scene. Finish with a full-scale riot.
- Spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries.
- Play Slayer covers with your own band (since 99% of your riffs are stolen from Slayer anyway).Kill the neighbor’s dog and blame it on Slayer.
If Shane isn’t playing SLAYER when you walk in tomorrow, tell him to read his store’s own fucking blog more often!
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