LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe says that he has “never been more disgusted with an audience” in his life more than he was this past Friday, December when his band performed in Medford, Oregon.
After Randy apparently called for 60 seconds of silence during LAMB OF GOD‘s set to honor the victims of the recent Connecticut school shooting, several people reportedly failed to comply, prompting Blythe to take to his Instagram account and voice his displeasure.
“I have never been more disgusted with an audience in my life. I wish we hadn’t played,” he wrote.
“We, LAMB OF GOD, asked for sixty seconds of silence during our first set break to honor the dead children and teachers in Connecticut. 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.”
The mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday resulted in the deaths of twenty-eight people, including 20 schoolchildren. It was the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting that left 32 dead.