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Bonfire erupts amid crowd during Slipknot show in Phoenix

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When Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor sings “I challenge you to all out life,” this probably isn’t what he meant.

During the Knot’s show in Phoenix Tuesday, a large bonfire erupted in the crowd during their performance of the song “All Out Life.” Footage taken by an attendee and posted to YouTube shows fans cheering around the blaze and throwing chairs towards it, all while Slipknot performs in the background.

It’s unclear what exactly started the fire — maybe someone in the audience had just watched the Woodstock ’99 documentary — but according to, the show was put on hold for 30 minutes to deal with it before Slipknot eventually returned to the stage to finish the shortened set.

The Phoenix show was the closing date on Slipknot’s U.S. Knotfest Roadshow tour. The band will return to the stage this Friday to headline their Knotfest Los Angeles festival

(Video contains uncensored profanity.) 

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