Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

Vokalis Lamb of God Dipukul Sekumpulan Orang Misterius Sebelum Konser

Sebuah kejadian tak terduga di alami Vokalis Lamb of God saat akan menggelar konser mereka di Dublin Irlandia. Bagaimana tidak, sang vokalis Randy Blythe tiba-tiba dipukul oleh sekumpulan orang misterius ketika berjalan-jalan untuk mengambil foto keindahan kota Dublin.

Aksi pemukulan yang dialami Randy Blythe tertuang langsung melalui akun instagram pribadinya. Dalam sebuah postingan gambar yang menunjukan keindahan jembatan Samuel Beckett di Dublin, Irlandia, ia menceritakan bagaimana kejadian tidak mengenakan tersebut terjadi. Dalam captionnya, ia menyatakan jika saat pengambilan foto tersebut dini hari, ia melihat ada 5 sampai 6 orang misterius yang umurnya kira-kira 16 sampai 18 tahun dengan menggunakan hoodie dan juga celana olahraga.

Sometimes doing what you love comes at a price: here’s the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin, Ireland. Last night around midnight I walked one block away from my hotel to take some long exposures- right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me. “Well, crap, I guess it’s on” I thought. I started stepping quickly into the street away from the little cul-de-sac where I was (it was a bad spot to be trapped), trying to keep my eye on all of them at the same time. One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM- someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever)- I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little fucker had rang my bell pretty good. Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits. So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts), my new Surf City hat w/the Black Flag bars is gone (but I brought another hat), my new e-cig is gone (but I have others), & I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse- I could have caught a knife). I remain grateful- I’M FINE. I’ve been in some of the sketchiest neighborhoods on earth & escaped unharmed, but last night I got distracted & forgot my street smarts for a couple of minutes. That was very, VERY stupid of me, & I paid the price. So lesson learned here is STAY ALERT, y’all. And Dublin- I still love you, I’m NOT afraid to come here, it’s a lovely city, BUT… please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn’t as hard as mine & kill them. They didn’t even try to rob me, they just wanted to hurt someone, anyone – it was nothing personal for them- this makes me very SAD for these children. So Dublin, sorry if tonight’s show was a little rough- I did my best for y’all…

A photo posted by D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) on

Mengetahui dirinya terancam, ia pun langsung berjalan untuk menjauhi komplotan tersebut. Namun secara mengejutkan, salah satu orang dari kumpulan misterius tersebut mendekat dan orang-orang lainnya memukul kepala belakang sang vokalis band metal asal Amerika Serikat tersebut. Untungnya tidak beberapa lama ia diselamatkan oleh sebuah taksi yang mencoba membubarkan aksi tersebut. Seperti yang dilansir Berita Benar dari laman Loudwire (19/11/2015).

Untuk menggambarkan kemarahannya karena aksi pemukulan tersebut, saat konser Lamb of God digelar, Randy Blhyte membawakan lagu berjudul 512 yang ia buat ketika mendekam di penjara Republik Ceko beberapa waktu yang lalu. Dalam konser tersebut ia menyatakan “Lagu 512 ini kami persembahkan untuk para bedebah yang telah melakukan tindakan pemukulan terhadap saya. Semoga kalian mendapatkan perlakuan yang sama,” ujar Randy.

<fjr>