LAMB OF GOD/RANDY BLYTHE – MY PERSPECTIVE

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I’ve remained relatively quiet on the whole Randy Blythe/Lamb Of God issue up until now. I have been doing a lot of thinking about this recently. First off, I wasn’t there so everything I read and see is from the other persons point of view, so I can only speak as to how I feel. This whole incident is a great tragedy for everyone involved. I do not think the fan went to the show with the outcome that occurred in mind. Nor do I think Randy took the stage with the intent to cause any one harm. I believe an unfortunate sequence of events led to this tragedy. When Dimebag Darrell was murdered in cold blood on stage it got real for performers. It is unfortunate that now an artist has to fear for his/her life when performing so I can see reacting to someone “invading” your work space (yes the stage is a performers work space). Venues hire security to try and help prevent madness like this from occurring. As fans we need to act responsible as well, I know we are to have a good time, but let’s not ruin it for others by acting a fool. I have witnessed up close fear in the eyes of the performers when a crowd gets to unruly. All in all, an unfortunate sequence of events indeed. Should Randy be punished? In my opinion no, I believe he is punishing himself enough. These are just my thoughts and I do not expect everyone or any one to agree with them.

the Hellion

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3 thoughts on “LAMB OF GOD/RANDY BLYTHE – MY PERSPECTIVE

  1. I kinda feel the opposite. I love punk and hardcore as well as metal, and I’ve been to shows where people get up on stage and run across and/or jump off as well (I’ve done it myself!), and I’ve never seen members of those bands laying hands on their fans (although I know it happens from time to time). But like you said, we weren’t there so I guess nobody can really say anything about what happened or didn’t happen… but I think he deserves some kind of punishment, he’s a person who has to live by the law like everyone else.

    Anyways, I’m not having a go, just like reading and discussing opinions. Nice site!

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