On Friday, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe announced that he was organizing a “counter-party” to combat the Westboro Baptist Church, who were hitting the the Virginia State Capitol building to protest the recent election of openly transgender delegate Danica Roem.
Well, it all went down this morning (March 11th), with Blythe bringing 200 kazoos to drown out the hate group, who, judging by video footage, were greatly outnumbered by Blythe and company.
Blythe danced around in a cowboy hat and boa as his merry band of counter-partiers pounded away on buckets, blew whistles, and rocked out on the aforementioned kazoos, all as the small contingent of Westboro Baptist Church dingbats looked on from across the street.
Danica Roem was recently elected into the Virginia House of Delegates as a member of the 13th district, becoming the first openly transgender person to serve in any U.S. state legislature.. Prior to being a politician, Roem was a member of the melodic death metal band Cab Ride Home.
The Westboro Baptist Church has protested LGBTQ causes, military funerals, Jews, Muslims, and more over the years. Four years ago, Foo Fighters trolled the organization by blasting Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” during one of the hate group’s protests.
Check out the various social media posts and news reports showing Blythe and his fellow Roem supporters in action this morning at the Virginia State Capitol building:
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Watch the FULL VIDEO here on my IGTV. Tomorrow, 9 AM, 1000 Bank St, Richmond VA. $200 cash prize for best costume! We will have at least 200 kazoos to give out & various other melodious party-enhancing devices. Get there by 8:45 AM at the latest! My friend @dargott (director of the “As the Palaces Burn” documentary) is sending out a small film crew to document this EPICNESS. Remember, not matter what kind of offensive things they say- DO NOT ARGUE OR ENGAGE IN ANY WAY with the buffoons of the #westborobaptistchurch- that’s what they want. We’ll just drown them out instead. What if they don’t show? I don’t cancel parties because unwanted jerks don’t show up- there will still be a #kazoo #champagnejam & CASH MONEY for best costume. See y’all there! #kazoo #counterparty #westborobaptistchurch #beatitkooks