As we told you last week, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe recently traveled to North Dakota to take part in the Standing Rock Protests. The front man has returned from his visit, and shares two powerful recaps on his Instagram account. Check out both of his entries below, and for more information on how you can contribute directly to Standing Rock, head to Standwithstandingrock.net.
11.23.2016 "Stand" Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock, ND. We have been here for two days now. It's peaceful, & the people have welcomed us, fed us, & helped us with what we needed. Cell reception is very limited, so more details later after we have left. I will just say that the energy here is very powerful. Peace y'all. #leica #leicamonochromem #nodapl
11.27.2016 "Boots" I have made it back from Standing Rock, safe, sound, & without any injury or arrest- thank you to those who wished me well on my travels. Also thank you to the many people of all different colors I met who greeted me with open arms, & to the fans who treated me with such respect- you are all beautiful people, & it was an honor to stand with you there as one. I did not go to Standing Rock as a journalist, I went as a regular dude, but a large media outlet found out I was there & reached out to me to write a story about my experiences, so that is what I am doing now- more details later- I am just posting this to let y'all know I am ok. I will say this, because it is IMPORTANT- if you are planning on going to Standing Rock to raise hell, fight cops, & cause chaos, PLEASE DO NOT GO. Stay at home and do that in your own community if you must, so that you can see the repercussions of your actions at home & around your own people. The community in North Dakota, both native & non-native, both pro & anti-pipeline, do not need that. I heard nothing but constant instructions to stay non-violent & to remain in prayer while I was amongst the people, both on the frontline & back in the Oceti Sakowin camp. I did not see violence nor did I get wind of violent acts being planned. That is not what it is about, and it will merely cause more pain & confusion in an already very, very tense situation, so don't go if you have hate in your heart- I had to constantly examine mine to make sure I was acting in a correct, helpful manner. Also, don't go if you think it's a leisurely camping holiday- this is not summer camp, it's North Dakota, the weather there kills, & if you aren't ready for that, you can die. Period. It's not a joke. That's all for now- I have writing to do. Peace & chicken grease- Randy #leica #leicacamera #leicacamerausa #leicam #leicammonochrom #leicamtyp246 #monochrom #summilux #summilux50mm #leicacraft #madeinwetzlar #?? #MyLeicaJourney #mkexplore #ratseyesphotography ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?