Randy Blythe “Disgusted” by Crowd in Medford, OR
Understandably, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe asked the crowd to observe a minute of silence for the victims of last Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut — and just as understandably, he was not pleased that some fans failed to comply. He posted the following message on Instagram after the show:
“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 first set break to honor the dead children and teachers in CT. It seemed appropriate- it’s a goddamned national TRAGEDY. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t, some cursing and 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, and 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, and hope for a better day tomorrow, because tonight SUCKED.”
There isn’t really much to say here, except that Blythe is correct — if you were at the show and you were unwilling to honor his request, you need to do some serious soul searching.