After asking for a minute of silence during their set in honor of the school shooting victims in Connecticut, Lamb Of God
frontman Randy Blythe
was thoroughly unhappy with a portion of the audience at a Medford, Oregon venue. Blythe later had the following to say via Instagram:
"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."