The Randy Blythe Incident Footage You Haven't Seen
By now, everyone has heard that Randy Blythe was detained at a Czech airport last Wednesday. Police wanted to question him in regards to a fan that died 29 days after a Lamb of God concert in which he allegedly was injured at the hands of Blythe. Fans who witnessed the concert have stated that the death blow came "when Daniel tried to jump on stage, Randy kicked him off. He fell backwards and hit his head."
The problem is, Randy never kicked anyone from the footage we have seen. The Gauntlet has obtained footage of all three times the fan (who witnesses say is Daniel) was onstage and we are going to present it for you below and explain what is happening.
Scene #1 Daniel (or guy assumed to be) attempts to climb on stage, suddenly thrusts backwards and hits his head. This is the footage that people have been looking for and looks very violent. The problem is if you look closely, Randy doesn't kick him. Randy is in the area, but there is a security guard on the floor level that bear hugs Daniel and slams him to the ground. Randy never touched him as seen by his legs what never made a kicking motion. It is very quick, so it is slowed down. People not in the front row most likely never saw the security guard and just saw Randy in the area. We showed this clip to one of our sources that was there in the "3rd or 4th row." He stated "I never saw a guard there and wouldn't have believed it unto seeing this. Unbelievable." Have police or prosecutors spoken with the guard?
Scene #2: Another piece of footage unseen until now. Daniel (or guy assumed to be) gets on stage and Randy and others in the band leave him alone. Daniel does his thing, then does a stage dive into the crowd. No one pushes him, no one kicks him or punches him as had been reported on other sites the second time Daniel was on stage. He jumps off the stage and appears to hit the ground as the fans don't catch him.
Scene #3: This is the footage other sites are playing that shows Randy Blythe loosely holding Daniel's hair to lead him back into the crowd. You'll notice that as Randy leads with one hand, the stage security guard shoves with two hands. Has this guard been arrested? Has he been questioned? Another thing you'll notice is the beer in Daniel's right hand. Czech press was reporting a toxicology report and alcohol test done and Daniel tested negative, but they were wrong. Neither was conducted so neither exists. Just another rumor that one person posts and everyone else follows and believes as fact.
I'm not going to rant about how security failed at protecting the stage and fans. What this should prove is that Randy Blythe was not acting aggressive towards fans nor did he have any part in the death of one. Hopefully this all gets sorted out once and for all tomorrow so Randy can get home to his family. Whether the footage is of Daniel as reported to be or not, it still shows Randy Blythe in a non-aggressive manner even though several witnesses have come forward claiming these clips show an act of aggression on Randy's part.
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Date: Jul 02, 2012
As Reported by: Jason Fisher
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