I mean, sometimes I have a bit of a racial tendency to say the wrong shit, due to my dad's family history w/ the klan and other hateful organizations, and I might let the n-word slip, but tonight, I about witnessed a black kid get killed by an ABT member in seattle.
ABT for those who don't know, is one of the most rapidly growing, aryan/ neo-nazi prison gangs in the US today.
So, I went to an Amon Amarth show tonight in seattle. For those of you who don't know them, they are a hard-core, viking metal band...that's right, viking metal...as in songs based on historical battles and norse myth....
anyway, the pit got a bit outta hand tonight. there was this one guy I could tell was gonna be trouble when he entered the mosh-pit. he was tatted all over, though I didn't read them at first, and he was trying to throw punches @ people, and he actually caught me in the head and jaw a few times, but lucky blows.
@ one point, the lone black kid @ this concert decides to enter the pit, and after being thrown around a bit, he catches the eye of the aryan....
so, said aryan, knocks his ass to the floor and starts kicking, punching and beating the hell outta this poor kid, for no reason other than him being black...as the pit intensified, he kinda got lost in the shuffle, until the security guard, myself, and two other guys took notice of what he was doing.
Right as aryan douchebag goes in to stomp the guys head- possibly killing him, at least seriously injuring him, we all grabbed ABT douche, and tackled his ass to the floor. he was kicking, screaming, froth gushing out of his mouth...pure hate. no joke.
he almost killed this kid tonight. fortunately, the security guard was able to get cuffs on him after we restrained him, and took him out to be handled by the Police department....
but tonight got me wondering....how is it that today, in the world we live in, that racism and hate like that still exist on such a broad level? I mean, the ABT is now in Washington state! how the hell did a texas prison gang make its way up here? and why are they here in such numbers? there was definitely more than one of them there tonight witnessing their brother being arrested, but fortunately, they were smart enough to do nothing.
The show was fucking crazy. I haven't been in a pit that intense since I saw slayer and lamb of god together! I took a few hard blows, and at one point, someone split my lip and I thoguht I lost a tooth.
Also, someone's blood literally ran down my arms, and I had to go and wash it off in between songs.
but all in all, tonight was fun. good concert, finally got to see one of my favorite bands live, and that kid didn't get killed.
turned out well, I'd say.