Video: High School Senior Gets Diploma to Slipknot’s “People = Sh*t”

Photo by Alexandria Crahan Conway

Ah, graduation season, a time when teenagers on the brink of adulthood can cut loose for one final summer before beginning four years of unbridled heartache, academic self-doubt, and Molly addiction. For many, graduating high school is a momentous occasion and a chance to show Nana and Peepa that you’re not a complete waste of organs. Or, alternately it’s a chance to tell everyone what a massive Slipknot fan you are, which one high schooler did by receiving his diploma to the Iowan band’s classic track “People = Shit.”

As you’ll see in the video below, one Redditor made a point of receiving his high school diploma to the opening track of 2001’s Iowa. The crowd seems a little bewildered, but mostly amused. More than anything, though, this video will let metal fans know how good these damn kids today have it. This writer 100% did not have the option of choosing a soundtrack for receiving his diploma; if anything, it was made clear to him that he was lucky to be graduating at all, and if he in any way sullied this occasion with his metalheaddom, the coaches might take him out back and kick him to death.

Anyway, check out the pomp and circumstance below:

Graduated from high school yesterday, had to make one last impression! from Slipknot

If you want to wave your diploma at Slipknot, you can do so at one of the dates of their upcoming Knotfest Roadshow tour:

9/25 – Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field*
9/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/3 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/5 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/8 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion



Words by Chris Krovatin