We in Connecticut suffered a horrific tragedy last week that will echo through our tiny town for eternity. Members of the music community have stepped up to nod acknowledgement of the massacre that occurred.
Randy Blythe, frontman of Lamb of God requested 60 seconds of silence at his concert in Medford Oregon and apparently some in the crowd disregarded the plea and well it appears Randy pretty much flipped out in a written statement on his Instagram. An odd place for a rant but a sassy one none the less:
“…I have never been more disgusted with an audience in my life. I wish we hadn’t played. We, lamb of god, asked for sixty seconds of silence during our 1st set break to honor the dead children & teachers in CT.
It seemed appropriate- it’s a goddamned national TRAGEDY. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t, some cursing & even laughing. I wanted to walk off stage. I am so disgusted right now- if you were one of those who wouldn’t shut up for SIXTY LOUSY SECONDS to honor twenty MURDERED CHILDREN- go look in the mirror. You are looking at a piece of shit.
Your parents are obviously pieces of shit too, because they raised you to behave with no dignity. To the fans who were respectful, I thank you. I am also sorry you have so many goddamned assholes in your community.
You should do something about that. This shit would not have happened at a lamb of god show where I live, & that is a FACT. We have more manners. I am just disgusted. Thoroughly DIGUSTED. You yelling people give metal a band name-screw that, you give humanity a bad name.
Grow up. Your parents should have beaten some manners into you, you savage little beasts. With that I will go to bed, say a prayer for those suffering, & hope for a better day tomorrow, because tonight SUCKED"
We all grieve in different ways. Some people simply do not have the mental capacity to respect this. Perhaps members of the audience had their own thoughts- perhaps they paid tribute their own way.
Regardless of the reason, 60 seconds of silence at a metal show is virtually impossible. Fueled with adrenaline and angst to ask that is like asking a colony of bees to hang on a second and shush. The rant is a bit extreme but Randy is under ton of pressure with the whole manslaughter thing and all. I did not spell check Randys rant-thats in pure form
Oh and its Newtown, not Newton..just fyi on that cuz I'm sick of seeing it wrong. Newton is in Massachusetts.
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