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Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2008.08.21 23:25:00 - [1]
 

Any other moshers out there? Laughing

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.21 23:25:00 - [2]
 

Present


Slade

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.08.21 23:30:00 - [3]
 

Retired.

Last major pit I was in was during Pantera. Someone dislocated my bad knee and I still made it in for 3 more songs.

Arvald
Caldari
Drunken Space Irish
Posted - 2008.08.21 23:31:00 - [4]
 

6 foot 6 230 pounds and jumps right into the middle of the pit, bring it Very Happy

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.21 23:56:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Slade Trillgon on 21/08/2008 23:56:29
Originally by: Micheal Dietrich
Retired.

Last major pit I was in was during Pantera. Someone dislocated my bad knee and I still made it in for 3 more songs.


Sorry to hear about the knee but it was a proper band to have it happen to Twisted Evil

Actually I am semi-retired, but I did get a friggan boot to the head this past Friday at a Municipal Waste Reunion show. I play lif3guard, I stand on the edge of the pit and I jump in and pick people up when they have bottomed out and jump in for the occasional song epending on the band.


Slade

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.08.22 00:00:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon

Sorry to hear about the knee but it was a proper band to have it happen to Twisted Evil

Actually I am semi-retired, but I did get a friggan boot to the head this past Friday at a Municipal Waste Reunion show. I play lif3guard, I stand on the edge of the pit and I jump in and pick people up when they have bottomed out and jump in for the occasional song epending on the band.


Slade



Yeah I remember going to the misfits (kinda, was pretty trashed) and my friend was in the pit to the point of exhaustion so I ran down there to pull him out and outta nowhere he flips around and headbutts me in the eye.

Fun night that was. Passed out a few times (alcohol and 23 hours of no sleep), got teargased, and got jerry Only's autograph

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2008.08.22 00:25:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Kaeten on 22/08/2008 00:27:20
Well if yous are talking bout past injurys etc might aswell say mine too then lol.

was in 7 moshes this year at 3 festivals.

1x Sucker punch (soilwork)
1x Headbutt (soilwork)
3x Nose Bleeds (slayer, soilwork, entombed?darkfuneral?thehaunted?)
1x Nearly knocked out (slayer)

not all at the same time though lol. Oh and slade thats good work man, when I'm retired I'll probably be doing that, I always stop to pick ppl up anyway.

In one of the moshes I got a nose bleed was gonna go out and clean up my nose then go in again, this photographteam that takes photos pulled me and my pal into a studio and said they needed to document my nose LOL

heres the pic lol
me to the right

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2008.08.22 00:43:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Danton Marcellus on 22/08/2008 00:44:57
Been there done that, went ahead and got used as a ramp for someone going up floating and my good pants got ruined by a rip above the left knee during a RATM concert. The next night I again get into the mix, new pair of good pants, gets stuck somehow and rips them in the exact same place at the RHCP gig.

I have a hard time finding good pants so that sorta influenced my decision to sit back and drink instead.

Oh yeah, survival tips, if you fall grab someones balls for attention, they'll have to help or kill you. Twisted Evil

Xap Starfire
Posted - 2008.08.22 05:03:00 - [9]
 

I never quite understood mosh pits...

If you jump around and run in circles like an idiot, some dude punches you in the head.
If you drop into a fighting stance and kick some ass, they call the bouncers/cops. :(

What are you supposed to do in a mosh pit??? Are you supposed to act like your dancing while throwing "sucker" attacks that don't look like attacks or something???

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2008.08.22 05:20:00 - [10]
 

I guess it depends on the band, some bands attracts amoebas and there anything goes. Other bands attract a more sensible crowd and there you typically only suckerpunch someone if he floats by booting you in the head or something equally unpleasant. I guess you can call it a slamdance optional.

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2008.08.22 05:50:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Xap Starfire
I never quite understood mosh pits...

If you jump around and run in circles like an idiot, some dude punches you in the head.
If you drop into a fighting stance and kick some ass, they call the bouncers/cops. :(

What are you supposed to do in a mosh pit??? Are you supposed to act like your dancing while throwing "sucker" attacks that don't look like attacks or something???


Yeah, back in my college days we used to make fun of all the high school kids who would mosh to anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, I'm talking Natalie Merchant here.

Maybe it's just because I was 6' and about 240 back then, that I didn't see any point in knocking down helpless idiots without doing anything. I can see the rush it provides to many, but when you've got as much mass as I do, I spend more time not knocking down innocent bystanders than I do trying to do it to people who want to.

Voltain
Dracula Order
Posted - 2008.08.22 13:22:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Voltain on 22/08/2008 13:23:29
Also retired, due to old age Sad

14 years or so ago though was a different story, RATM was always good for a bloody nose or two.

Best gig related injury though was watching a mate attempt a stage dive at Brixton Academy, anyone who’s been there would know there is a security fence between the crowd and stage. He didn't make it, got knocked clean out by this thing and was a dribbling wreck for the rest of the night.

edit, his graceful flight was a wonder to behold...well, up to a pointRolling Eyes

Abrazzar
Posted - 2008.08.22 14:56:00 - [13]
 

Wear chainmail.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.08.22 15:00:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: F'nog

Yeah, back in my college days we used to make fun of all the high school kids who would mosh to anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, I'm talking Natalie Merchant here.




My friend, 6'7", 285lbs, and I wanted to start a mosh pit at a Britey Spears concert a long time ago for the lulz but we couldn't bring ourselves to actually buy tickets.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.08.22 18:35:00 - [15]
 

Hmm... when the hell did mosh-pits start to become places where you can punch/kick people ?
I mean, wasn't it supposed to be just slamming into eachother in the most creative/acrobatic way possible given the circumstances, without intent to cause damage ?
Oh well, I guess some might lose control and get agressive, but... meh...

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.22 20:23:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Hmm... when the hell did mosh-pits start to become places where you can punch/kick people ?
I mean, wasn't it supposed to be just slamming into eachother in the most creative/acrobatic way possible given the circumstances, without intent to cause damage ?
Oh well, I guess some might lose control and get agressive, but... meh...



Mid to late 90's saw the insurgence of the Hardcore sceen. The music had pretty solid meanig behind the words, but the idiots in the crowd wanted to prove they were men. These guys typical were straight-edgers that were trying to add a little bite to their neo-classical christian identity.

What ensued was a constant semi-dance off where people would jump in swing arms in large circles and kicking high into the air, for the sole purpose of clearing the pit. This style slowley has leaked into the metal mosh-pit. The mixing had violent results for a few years. But now a days those individuals that find themselves in a real pit and try those antics typically get ganked real quick by the veterns or bouncers. The hardcore seen has slowed down since for the most part the kids that drove that sceen have grown up and many have even left behind their straight edge beliefs becuase they are now having to pay for stuff instead of living like a hog off their parents.

Typically, kicks to the head come from crowd surfers. Punches to the face come from the typical fist raise that occurs in the skipping motion used in the pit or from someone falling and fist coming up or down to grab up the guy. Most contact to the head in real pits is still incidental.


Slade

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2008.08.25 00:35:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Originally by: Akita T
Hmm... when the hell did mosh-pits start to become places where you can punch/kick people ?
I mean, wasn't it supposed to be just slamming into eachother in the most creative/acrobatic way possible given the circumstances, without intent to cause damage ?
Oh well, I guess some might lose control and get agressive, but... meh...



Mid to late 90's saw the insurgence of the Hardcore sceen. The music had pretty solid meanig behind the words, but the idiots in the crowd wanted to prove they were men. These guys typical were straight-edgers that were trying to add a little bite to their neo-classical christian identity.

What ensued was a constant semi-dance off where people would jump in swing arms in large circles and kicking high into the air, for the sole purpose of clearing the pit. This style slowley has leaked into the metal mosh-pit. The mixing had violent results for a few years. But now a days those individuals that find themselves in a real pit and try those antics typically get ganked real quick by the veterns or bouncers. The hardcore seen has slowed down since for the most part the kids that drove that sceen have grown up and many have even left behind their straight edge beliefs becuase they are now having to pay for stuff instead of living like a hog off their parents.

Typically, kicks to the head come from crowd surfers. Punches to the face come from the typical fist raise that occurs in the skipping motion used in the pit or from someone falling and fist coming up or down to grab up the guy. Most contact to the head in real pits is still incidental.


Slade

all this = true
good to see a fellow mosher that knows his **** Wink

also: the hardcore dancing (were the swing their arms, do two step dancing and all that ****)it isn't "meant" to hurt other people, it's just a type of dance that seems aggresive, however as slade put it, mixing hardcore dancing with a trad. mosh will result in fists to the face etc.

and those poor hardcore dancers get ganked BIG TIME by fellow vets. I hardcore dance sometimes but thats when i know i won't get ganked, otherwise i love the trad. way of moshing, sore arms afterwards ftwLaughing

Hellraiza666
Viziam
Posted - 2008.08.25 00:53:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Hellraiza666 on 25/08/2008 00:55:14
Used to Smile Metallica Slayer Slipknot Maiden Dimmu Borgir etc etc but then i had a hair cut and went clubs/bars in town instead as thats where all the hot women prefer to hang out Smile

Ps. I got tickets for slipknots new tour yay \o/

Edit: Seeing as i can't be ****ed to log into the game anymore, i'll ask here Razz hows the screamin/growlin goin? Very Happy

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2008.08.25 01:07:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Hellraiza666
Edited by: Hellraiza666 on 25/08/2008 00:55:14
Used to Smile Metallica Slayer Slipknot Maiden Dimmu Borgir etc etc but then i had a hair cut and went clubs/bars in town instead as thats where all the hot women prefer to hang out Smile

Ps. I got tickets for slipknots new tour yay \o/

Edit: Seeing as i can't be ****ed to log into the game anymore, i'll ask here Razz hows the screamin/growlin goin? Very Happy
Can fully scream/growl now. Vocal fry exhale. heres a vid of a cover Wink

Job For A Cowboy - Entombent Of A Machine

Blydchyld
Caldari
BlackWatch Industrial Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2008.08.25 11:00:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Blydchyld on 25/08/2008 11:02:23
Originally by: Arvald
6 foot 6 230 pounds and jumps right into the middle of the pit, bring it Very Happy


Im 6' 8'' and i like to grab the ****y pants that stand at the edge of pits and throw them into the middle.

Running walls are by far the best.

Anyone fancy a 1 vs 1? Be at SLipknot & Machine head in Cardiff's CIA.

I pwn j00

Viqtoria
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2008.08.25 11:07:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Blydchyld
Edited by: Blydchyld on 25/08/2008 11:02:23
Originally by: Arvald
6 foot 6 230 pounds and jumps right into the middle of the pit, bring it Very Happy


Im 6' 8'' and i like to grab the ****y pants that stand at the edge of pits and throw them into the middle.

Running walls are by far the best.

Anyone fancy a 1 vs 1? Be at SLipknot & Machine head in Cardiff's CIA.

I pwn j00


wow you're a ****

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.25 11:20:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Slade Trillgon on 25/08/2008 11:30:03
Edited by: Slade Trillgon on 25/08/2008 11:26:34
Originally by: Kaeten


also: the hardcore dancing (were the swing their arms, do two step dancing and all that ****)it isn't "meant" to hurt other people, it's just a type of dance that seems aggresive, however as slade put it, mixing hardcore dancing with a trad. mosh will result in fists to the face etc.

and those poor hardcore dancers get ganked BIG TIME by fellow vets. I hardcore dance sometimes but thats when i know i won't get ganked, otherwise i love the trad. way of moshing, sore arms afterwards ftwLaughing


I nod in agreement. I tried swinging my arms like that once, and really aggravated my left shoulder, that is the thrashed side. Never did it again. As for my kicking, I never wanted to endanger anyone Twisted Evil

I can see how some kids with some frustration wanted to release it in "safer" way then in a traditional pit, but hat whole scene was just not my cup o tea and I did not take kindly to them molding into the metal sceen. That is when I started pulling back to the sides of the pit and went on protection duty and let, the big guys from above posts, regulate the flailers.
(edit: Actually that is when I went to the bar and drank. I actually did not go near the pit, for a few years, as self control measure. I did not want to beat the tar out of those kids. I am not 6ft whatever 250+lbs, but I am a solid 185 lbs and I new that if I left things rip on one of the kids I would not be doing the right thing. So I eliminated myself from the equation for a few years. end edit:)
Theses guys ruined the pit for 4 years for me and I have grown into my self-appointed positin on the edge of the pit. The sceen has significantly smoothed over since the transition period seems to have ended three years ago.

Now hardcore music on the other hand, was some of the most powerfull speach I have heard to date.

So big guys keep bringing the ruckus and I will continue to clean up the mess Twisted Evil




Slade

XenoPagan
Posted - 2008.08.25 12:06:00 - [23]
 

kinda retired, getting too old for this.
but most vivid memory of a moshpit was ca 10 years ago on Aggressor (Estonian death-metal) gig when I got smacked in the face with reinforced soldier boot buy a crowd-diving guy. got knocked out cold for a few minutes there :D
also remember slipping on puddles of blood in front row. at that time people liked to cut themselves a lot, sometimes overdoing it haha

fun times :)


Zephyr Rengate
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.25 12:27:00 - [24]
 

And they say metal attracts the intelligent people. Twisted Evil

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.25 13:21:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Slade Trillgon on 25/08/2008 13:21:00

Originally by: Zephyr Rengate
And they say metal attracts the intelligent people. Twisted Evil


Wow that came from left field and I bite Twisted Evil

I guess you are talking about the cutters mentioned above if not then ignore the rest of this post.

Although, I find the practice unsatisfing and a practice that causes public health issues when done at a concert, it is not a disqualifier of intelligence. Maybe a disqualifier to whether or not you want to be in a social situation with them. Ritual scarification has been a practice of many people throughout history. Once again, I do not automatically group these actions with ritualistic scarification, but I do not think that the actions are due to a lack of intelligence. Now, if one of them cut a jugular, ulnar, or radial artery then I might questions ones intelligence or state of sanityTwisted Evil

I do think that they should leave the cutting for the times when they are at home and listening to the music at home. But that is not really the point of ritual scarification. It is just a more extreme version of us, that jump in the pit with the expectation of getting a little mashed up, cutters just prefer to do it to themselves. Cutters like the shows of devotion, moshers want to try and get a slight "taste" of what old style battle was like; that is the main difference, not a lack of intelligence.


Slade

Rubra
J. S. Bach In memoriam
Posted - 2008.08.25 17:34:00 - [26]
 

I used to mosh a bunch in my early to mid teens whle i lived overseas in morocco. I remember Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie was out then and it was a frakkin amaazing album, and i used to headbang to that and a bunch of subpar songs from Metallica and Sepultura and so forth. It's a shame I missed out on a bunch of alternative pop and rock from the 90's, esp. a lot fo the the stuff coming out from Britain. And a bunch of early 90's hiphop from Third Bass, Big Daddy Kane, Mark B and Blade and so on. Why'd I listen to crap music? iTS not fair.

XenoPagan
Posted - 2008.08.25 19:01:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Zephyr Rengate
And they say metal attracts the intelligent people. Twisted Evil

meeh, even intelligent people need to let off some steam now and then ;)
I don't think that cutting is right, but I'm not judging it either. if they get something out of it, be my guest. at least hey're cutting themselves, you know.

anyways, haven't seen this behaviour for a while- must been a passing trend, at least on this corner of the ball

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2008.08.25 19:30:00 - [28]
 

w00t have never seen or heard anyone cutting themselfs at metal shows.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.26 00:33:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Kaeten
w00t have never seen or heard anyone cutting themselfs at metal shows.


Should have gone to some of GWAR's earlier shows Shocked But that is the only place I ever saw it. I guess it was more a part of the gothish scene maybeQuestion But yes people still cut themselves, it is just not as popular to glorify it. There are plenty of people that like pain still, LMAO!!!


Slade

pwnedgato
Posted - 2008.08.26 00:38:00 - [30]
 

I demand the lulz of a video of a Mychem mosh.


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