I am sure you have heard the news about some insane nutjob rushing the stage and killing Dimebag Darrel and three others, late Wednesday night. I would have expected Dimebag to fend off the attacker with his pointy guitars, but even that is no match to lead cylinders designed to put holes in objects and people. It is very sad that mentally unstable people can obtain firearms, kill and ruin the lives of others.
I am assuming that he was unstable because, who in their right mind would kill without a motive? Pantera breaking up is not a motive and neither is Phil Anselmo needing more heroin. Pantera has been out of the limelight for sometime now and I don’t think their breaking up changed anything in the metal world.
Dimebag had some killer riffs and I am sure that he will be missed along with the other victims. I think that this event will change a lot of policies and rules at venues.
Pat downs are something that should be implemented to weed the psychos. Sure, there are a lot of ways around security, but something has to be done. Wouldn’t you feel safer at a concert if you knew the guy next to you didn’t have a loaded handgun on him? I know a lot of people are thinking, why not Fred Durst? I wouldn’t even wish that on Mr. “Why you wanna hate me?”