The fucking world is falling apart, folks.
First, a man who played bass on some of my favorite records dies after spending four fucking years in a coma — and I’m asleep when the fucking news breaks.
Now, there’s word that shots were fired during Every Time I Die’s abbreviated set during yesterday’s “The Jamboree” festival in — you guessed it! — Ohio.
Various members of Every Time I Die have posted Tweets about the shooting.
“When guns are involved there is a venue protocol,” reads one Tweet, posted on the band’s official account. “Maintaining safety while trying to avoid a panic riot is a tightrope walk that not many have practiced. We hope that everyone is safe.”
Frontman Keith Buckley also Tweeted: “I wont use tonight’s event to push an agenda. I’ll just say that the social contract our community honors was broken by the ONE, not the many.”
The band’s drummer, Ryan Leger, also Tweeted.
“Gunshots interrupting our set? That’s a new one. Sorry we couldn’t finish the set guys.”
In this day and age and after what happened to Dimebag, how in the fuck is a gun slipping by venue security ANYWHERE in America?
Someone dropped the fucking ball in Ohio, and should lose their job.
I couldn’t find any news accounts of any shooting in Toledo, so I have no idea if anyone was injured.
While I don’t believe the band’s music is good, I am glad they were not injured. The last thing we need is another shooting.