bands dont like moshing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by the overlooked, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. the overlooked

    the overlooked Guest

    Jun 8, 2003
    so i was just at a show and the singer/guitar player for the band said 'if someone wants out of the pit, let them out . if they dont want to be in the pit, dont force them in. youre not here to hurt people and act like idiots. were all here to have fun and act like idiots.'

    so i take it he doesnt like moshing. ive heard the deftones, rancid, and fugazi all hate moshing, too. so im just wondering.. would you agree with the guy iquoted at the top? or do you think people should just be bale to do whatever they want to at a show?
  2. BaroqueBass


    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    rightttttttttttt. :p

    it sounds like he's being a nice gentleman.
  3. Uhh....i think you misunderstood his point. He doesn't even mention moshing, he's just saying for people to stop hurting others, and to let people out of the pit at will....pretty reasonable idea, don't you think?
  4. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    do you think doing whatever they want should include complete disregard for other's safety ? :rolleyes:

    we are fans of mosh pits, but we are certainly not fans of some of the idiots who participate in them, who seem to think the main purpose of a pit is to beat the living crap out of the smallest person in there :mad:
  5. exactly
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i would hope someone who comes to hear us play would be more interested in _hearing_ us play instead of acting like a dufus. don't get me wrong, i've moshed with the best of them - i used to travel around to hear slayer, anthrax and megadeth back in the late 80's and early 90's, but it seems lately like kids don't even listen to the music.

    not that i blame them - a lot of the bands that are touring don't seem to have much to listen to, imo.
  7. bands also don't want to be held responsible for people getting killed at their shows.
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    good point. sometimes i forget how stupid some people are who go to concerts.
  9. word, JT.
    i saw anthrax, too! with motorhead; and i moshed my @$$ off!
  10. I dont really et te point, wy would beatin eac oter up make te music better? Wy are you at a concert if you just want to mos? Lots of people juts o to sows to mos and dont even care if te music doesnt lend itself to mosin. IMO, teir is no situation were mosin at a sow sould be acceptable.

    BTW, I just noticed tat my keyboard is broken. My h and g keys dont work. Sorry.
  11. yeah... i was about to say, "are you typing with mittens on, or are you drunk?"

    but i guess it's neither of those.

    [edit: wait,if the H and G keys don't work, how did you type "my h and g keys don't work." :confused: ]
  12. I copied tem and pasted tem. I need a new keyboard pronto.:bawl:
  13. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    why didn't u copy and paste the "h" there?:)
  14. Mosh pits are just another way to express your feeling for the music IMO. But if someone doesn't want to express their feeling for the music by bieng in one, then let them out.
  15. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    I completely agree with moshing. Of course, in smaller clubs it's easier to get away from the pit.

    I tend to understand anti-moshers' standpoint after being subjected to the pit at an incubus concert. Those guys are just looking for an excuse to be idiots. "Oh, let's mosh to mellow songs, yay!"

    Edit (BB): Covering one letter from a four letter word hardly makes is acceptable. Please note that I removed it and no meaning was lost.

    In the future, I'll save myself the trouble of editing and explaining the edit and simply delete a post outright. It would be a shame to lose a good post because of a single word.
  16. yeah... drunk college kids always go to shows like the Movielife to mosh; at shows like slayer, where just about everyone is in the pit and willing to mosh, it's cool. but at shows where the majority of people do not want to mosh, a couple guys starting a pit is not cool.
  17. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    At my bands shows, I don't want moshing. I've done it. And looking back, it was immature stupidity. It's pointless. Jumping with the music, that's cool. but slamming the the pit is dumb. I have seen toomany people get seriously hurt. I don't want to be responsible for that kind of stuff. I want people to listen to the music, not throw themselves at others while we play our hearts out. I have heard of places with railing around the pit, which is a great idea. If you are going to mosh, it's at your own risk. Tha's a good idea. You won't get sucked into it. If it MUST be done, then it should be done respoinsibly. But not a my show.
  18. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    (putting on cranky old man costume)

    Funny how moshing and the pit has changed since I was a kid...

    When I used to go to lots of hardcore and punk shows in the late 80's early 90's, in the east coast scene, the pit was a standard thing.

    Yeah, you'd get bounced around and bumped and run over, but people weren't there to hurt each other. It really was dancing, albeit rough dancing.

    If you fell down, there'd be a bunch of arms reaching down to pick you up, so you wouldn't get stepped on. Heck, I remember, stopping to tie my shoe in the middle of the pit, and a group of people spontaneously made a wall around me to protect me. In those days, if you deliberately tried to hurt anyone in there, you were gonna get the crap beat out of you.

    Mind you, there were always various groups of scary characters there, including lots of skinheads, but there was RESPECT.

    It changed the instant Nirvana got their first song on the mainstream airwaves. Suddenly the "cool kids" started coming to the shows. They had no respect for anyone else. For them, moshing became an excuse to go out and hurt people. Hell, most of em weren't even dancing, just being violent.

    I haven't been in a pit since the mid 90's, cause it just isn't the same. Too many people don't have a clue.

    Right now, I am not playing the kind of music that's gonna get people moshing. I'd probably stop playing if I saw a bunch of meatheads beating each other up.
  19. having just come from warped tour yesterday i believe i have some things to say about the modern state of moshing.

    i participated in many a pit there and it varied from the skank and enormous circle pit of less than jake to the braveheart reinactment of suicide machines. however despite there being lots o' fun in these pits there were also the pits that were very violent and no fun at all. the pit for dropkick murphy's was overrun with skin heads and frat boys that seemed determined to beat the living sh!t out of everyone.

    despite the few negative experiences the positive energy and flowyness of the other pits made up for it. and i must say the braveheart during sm was one of the funnest things i've ever done.

  20. Haha, nice way to describe a pit..."braveheart reinactment" nice choice of words :D

    My friends were standing on the stage when DKM played...those lucky people, but than again it was Casey Ball and he always gets to take friends and do that stuff...he just forgot to ask me.... -glares evily-