I’m sober(I was driving)but I’m happy and I’m bopping away to The Black Keys and someone lamms straight into the back of us and after I have recovered I look round and there’s loads of prats flying into each other and bouncing off into the rest of us. WTF
I’m told it’s “Moshing”
Why the F is this a good thing?Posted 7 years ago
I had 3 weeks off the bike earlier this year after breaking 2 ribs at a Fear Factory gig. I’m getting too old for this s**t
Good moshpits are brilliant. Bad ones can be really really bad. All part of life’s beautiful tapestry. Best of all is when a bad one goes good- seen this a few times recently, it’ll be stupid kids mainly but with no idea how to conduct themselves, taking out innocent bystanders, falling over and taking the whole pit down, throwing aimed punches and the like… Then some elder statesman, 6 foot 6 of muscle, lard and sweat wrapped in an ancient Anthrax t-shirt arrives and unleashes the fury with the benefit of 20 years of experience and scatters the newbs like chaff. Lovely.Posted 7 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Went to Avenged Sevenfold with Stone Sour on Sunday with my son and a couple of his mates – I am older than their combined ages :-(.
Was quite tempted to jump off the balcony and join in the moshing but I thought it might set a bad example.
Last time I went to a gig with that much jumping it was called pogoing and you had to watch out for large skinheads taking a run up from the back of the hall and seeing how many people they could bring down when they launched themselves across the top of the crowd.
The crowd surfing all seemed a bit tame – everyone politely pushed them to the front so the bouncers could hoik them out. There was none of the ‘quick get out the way’ and watch them fall to the floor stuff I remember.Posted 7 years ago
the most violent gig i went to was amazingly Electric 6 and things got out of hand during “gay bar” i tell no lie, walll of death and an ensuing circle pit all while Dick Valentine stood motionless on stage, great gig riuned by over zealous bouncers ejecting the moshers
i got told to stand at the back at a “the fight” gig for being too “enthusiastic” lol
i know a guy who regularly moshes and he uses two crutches all the time (he does hand them to someone before diving in though)Posted 7 years agoAx3M4nMember
I can’t believe he aint heard of moshing.
I was at the mother of all moshes….
1988 Monsters of Rock, Castle Donnington (from Wikipedia)
“This was the year two music fans were accidentally crushed to death during Guns N’ Roses performance of “It’s So Easy.” The tragedy was initially blamed on crowd disturbances: in reality it was a fateful combination of people at the front of the 107,000 strong audience moshing and slipping in the mud (it had rained heavily) in conjunction with a sudden surge to see the band.”
They don’t mention the withering salvos of plastic bottles filled with piss, crap, mud etc.Posted 7 years agoOMember
Wtf? Moshing at Muse thats comical.
Not at all. I think you’ll find that they’re desperate to escape the prog nightmare and are actually fighting to get out.
Most enthusiastic mosh I’ve witnessed was Converge/Hope Conspiracy in CBGBs. I didn’t get too involved, NY hardcore had too much punching for me.Posted 7 years agoscruzerMember
All you New Model Army, SOM or other similar 80’s outfits may remember the chicken dance… What about travelling crews…. Tazzymtb and gravety-slayer mention the Militia… (500 gigs is good going by the way) who has them these days? So glad i was groing up in the eighties!Posted 7 years ago
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