Randy Blythe, who spent five weeks in a Czech prison nearly a decade ago after he was arrested and charged with manslaughter for allegedly pushing a 19-year-old fan offstage at a show, has some advice for Travis Scott.
The Lamb Of God frontman addressed the Astroworld tragedy on Instagram prior to his Welcome To Rockville performance on Saturday (Nov. 13th).
Blythe wrote, “In light of the deaths at the Astroworld Fest in Houston, I’m posting some practical info. I will not retroactively armchair quarterback the whole Astroworld thing- suffice it to say, A LOT of s**t went wrong in many ways. However, I BELIEVE THE BUCK ULTIMATELY STOPS WITH THE PERSON HOLDING THE MIC- anyone who knows my story knows that I have very sad, personal experience with not stopping an out of control show- it’s something I will carry with me to my grave.
“Being a spokesperson for safer shows is both my responsibility as a good man & the fulfillment of a face-to-face promise I made to the family of a dead fan.”
His advice to audience members is to alert the band to a problem by either holding your arms in an “x” above your head or to make the “time out” signal because yelling and waving will go unnoticed. In addition, he asks that everyone attending a performance be aware enough to pick someone up if they fall down.