Fan-Filmed Footage Of Lamb Of God At Knotfest Streaming Online
Fan-filmed footage of Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe performing at Slipknot’s inaugural Knotfest in Somerset, Wisconsin with both Lamb Of God and Prong has emerged online. Check it out in the videos below.
The Knotfest performances, which took place on Friday and Saturday in Iowa and Wisconsin, marked Blythe’s first live shows since his arrest in the Czech Republic on June 27. Lamb Of God headlined the second stage on both nights of the festival with Prong performing earlier in the day.
“This song is about going to prison in a foreign country,” Blythe declared before breaking into a cover of the Misfits classic ‘London Dungeon’ with Prong.
Blythe was detained in a Prague prison for over a month on charges of causing, “bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan” during a May 24, 2010 Lamb Of God concert. He was eventually released on bail on August 2.
In a recent interview with Revolver, Blythe said that despite his recent experiences, he and Lamb Of God would continue to put on the same show as they always have: “What else am I going to do? We don’t have a big production set up or anything. We don’t have purple dragons that fly out of the sky and breathe fire. We’re just a bunch of dudes who get up there and rock and roll.”
He added: “This incident just occurred; it was an unfortunate occurrence. A tragedy. And there’s a lot of details that need to be clarified that came out of this, and hopefully they will in court. But it’s not going to change the way we do things, because I didn’t do anything wrong. So why should I change what I’m doing? They’re saying I committed a crime of intent, like I went out and hurt someone. That’s total bulls—. Why would I try and hurt fans of my band? That’s ridiculous. So no [I'm not changing].”
Blythe continued, saying that he hoped lessons had been learned from the tragic incident: “I would hope it would raise awareness for the need for adequate security, not just for the band but for the audience as well. Most of the time, none of this stuff is an issue because security is entirely adequate. Security knows how to keep the kids from getting hurt while letting them have a good time. To the outside world, to people who aren’t in our scene, it all looks like a great big violent mess. They don’t know that everybody’s just having a good time. There is a very big need for security, though, to ensure – especially if kids are going to be crowdsurfing and coming over the barricade and stuff – there’s got to be guys there to catch them.”