Just how much responsibility should a band shoulder when something goes disastrously wrong?
This was a case that threatened to change live concerts, at least in some parts of the world. According to a decision delivered by Judge Thomas Kubovec of the Prague Municipal Court, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe will not face charges of manslaughter. Barring appeal, that marks the end of a nearly two-year battle against the singer after a chaotic and aggressive show.
In that fateful gig, Blythe did shove at least one fan off the stage, and admitted that much to the court. But he was completely unaware of the death of 19-year-old Daniel Nosek, who plunged headfirst onto the concrete floor of the packed venue. Whether that shove came from Blythe still seems to be unclear.
Perhaps that connection is immaterial. Since the beginning, Blythe attorneys argued that the price of admission doesn't include bum-rushing the stage, disrupting the performance, and endangering the band. And, what about the venue staff?
Blythe's attorney bluntly approached that topic. "If they had done what they were supposed to, people would not be on stage and this would never have happened."
Written while listening to Medina (as remixed by deadmau5)...
Dry Roasted Tuesday, March 05, 2013
"This was a case that threatened to change live concerts, at least in some parts of the world."
you're forgetting that the government could now restrict these shows -- you want another dead teenager around election time?
Satan Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I like your moral perspective.