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We Talked to the Guy Who Tried to Swim Back into Slayer's Toronto Show, and Here's What He Had to Say

For most Ontario metalheads, the Toronto show on Slayer's final North American tour was a night
to remember, but for Chris LaRocque the next couple days were something he'll likely never forget.

The 46-year-old went viral, receiving plenty of news coverage when Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian made
an Instagram post showing LaRocque's effort to swim back into the Budweiser Stage after getting
kicked out of the show. We called the Oshawa man on his girlfriend's phone — his was still drying out
after joining him in Lake Ontario — to talk about what happened.

"I was a little inebriated, not like fall-down drunk or nothing, but I was feeling pretty good," LaRocque
admits, though comments on social media posts from attendees suggest he was a fairly sauced. "I was
just like headbanging and moshing around a little bit."

But that seemingly Slayer show-standard behaviour was enough to attract security, who gave him the
boot during opening act Testament. "I was pretty bummed," LaRocque says.

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