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I Have Been In a Mosh Pit

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    I've Been In Many

    And I think they're absolutely terrifying. But I love them. I was in one for a Panic! At The Disco concert (super tame), a My Chem concert (... not so tame), an Escape the Fate concert (SO. MUCH. FUN.) and lots at Warped Tour (from tame to ridiculously ******* scary, depending on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    And................

    ...................... ..................... ..................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ....................... I got elbowed in the face.  Not hard, but still....I got an elbow to my face. Never gonna do this mosh pit...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

    The night was February 14th, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.  It was a beautiful chilly evening in London Town.  I had tickets to the Godfather's annual Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Concert: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfathers Little did I know what true...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 30, 2008

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    I got so wasted and high at a rammstein concert

    the other year it was so much fun very hot though due to the fire but I was in my first ever mosh pit
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Let the Crazy Skinny Chick Out!!

    I'm not the mosh pit type. . .really.  Although I have been in a few.  I don't want to be there, I try to get away but it never happens to work out my way. The P.O.D. experience: I was at a SOAD/POD show in Hershey PA.  They had the classic T-bar set up in front...
    Maben1 Maben1 31-35, F Sep 23, 2009

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    Mayhem Fest 2011

    Probably one of the most memorable experiences of my entire life. I went to Mayhem Fest in San Bernido CA. So naturally it was hot, mid summer. I was 5'4 of every mans dream. Small, huge ****, long curled hair.. I was one of the girls walking around in nearly nothing. He was...
    kshix kshix 18-21, F Jan 9, 2013

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    The Best Equation Ever

    me, as i lay dying, norma jean, mosh pit, built up frustration, a 15 at the wrong place wrong time.....he wasnt supposed to be in there at all anyway and i had my glasses off so i wouldnt break or lose them.....sucked for him i dropped him once by accident and somone layed him...
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Totally Worth It.

    I graduated top of my class May of 2012 and as a congrats/grad present my cousin bought me a pit pass for Cincy's Trespass America Tour. The only mosh pit I didn't help start was the (unnecessary) pit for Pop Evil. Finally 5FDP came on stage and I was pumped. I was pretty tired...
    TheHatterIsBack TheHatterIsBack 18-21, M Feb 10, 2013

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    Well I didn't really mean to get into it,

    but it was my 3rd year at warped tour, and I was with some guy that was really hot and my sister which was at the merchant store. So I remeber suiced silence was playing (RIP mitch lucker) and I know how to stay away from the pit but YOLO started to play and I knew right then...
    supremepanda supremepanda 18-21, F May 8

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    Years Ago....

    I haven't gotten IN a mosh pit in years but, I do stand on the edge and become a human bumper. Some of those guys come flying outta there really hard! Someone has to help them back in :) Done this at Korn, Disturbed, Buck O Nine, DefTones, ICP and I'm sure others I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 13, 2009

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    One time at a Chevelle concert,

    this girl was crowd surfing and she started drifting towards the mosh pitting part and they just completely dropped her and her head was bleeding and I'm pretty sure she had a concussion but she just kept on singing. Three finger salute to you, concussion girl; wherever you...
    EmaniLove03 EmaniLove03 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I Helped Make The Mosh Pit!

    check out this video! i'm the guy playing bass with a rag tied around my head.we had these hippies literally bouncing off the walls. was awesome. 
    TIMeNIHIL TIMeNIHIL 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    Once And Only Once

    There are those who love to go moshing; flailing around to the heavier tempo music, crowd surfing, beating each other up with excuse... I am not one of those folks. In fact, I will avoid these dangerous crowds at all cost. This particular time, I had been oblivious to the fact...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F Nov 29, 2010

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    My crush on Sebastian Bach

    Friday September 15, 2006 Sebastian Bach at The (now destroyed by fire) Palace, Melbourne Australia. I was fine and dandy, got there early. I was the first one inside, in fact, an hour before doors officially opened. When doors were open, I was front and centre, right against...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F Sep 19, 2008

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    A Few Times Actually

    And despite usually hurting like hell and causing a few bruises, it's fun. There's nothing like being covered in other people's sweat, beer, and developing some injuries to make a gig all the better :)
    TheBlimey TheBlimey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Stone Temple Pilots

    August 3, 1993 Roseland Ballroom, NYC. The Butthole Surfers had Stone Temple Pilots opening for them. It was STP's first major tour in support of "Core." I had already been committing the CD to memory when I acquired tickets for the lot of us. We had a van full of us...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Many More Moshing Moments

    In no particular order, there are other bands I went to see in concert and got completely swept up in "the fever and the only answer was more cowbell." Into the pit I went. Lollapalooza '93 -NJ-  Alice in Chains, Primus Lollapalooza '96 -WA- LIVE, Metallica NIN...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F Feb 6, 2009

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    Almost Nothing Better.

    I have always been a huge fan of hard rock and metal. I listen to almost all genres but the hard metal sh!t really gets me going. I go to many concerts every year, it's my favorite activity. My favorite concerts though are the death metal shows. Going to see bands like hatebreed...
    keithstone248 keithstone248 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    Quite A Few

    They are always fun.... If a little bit crazy =P
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    In the Most Unlikely of Places

    I was at a ''Weird Al'' Yankovic concert and a mosh pit started up.   It was awesome...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Korn 2011

    Fought my way to the front. took one hell of a thrashing to get there... Left the concert with a bloody nose and my shirt ripped
    emperorofman2 emperorofman2 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Multiple Times.

    Ya, mosh pits....Painfull. Very painfull. There was one once after an assembly at school, and all the others have been at concerts. Getting jumped on, knocked down, steped on, pushed around, yeah not my ideal fun. Afterwards im like, hey that was pretty crazy. But during? Nawww...
    BellaVara BellaVara 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    It was funny. Well, after it started.

    When it first began this 6'0 dude rammed straight in to me and I was just thought, what the hell happened? Suddenly I went from the front of the stage to the back of the room. How? I was trying to not fall over from the impact. If I weren't 5'10 and at the weight I am, I'm...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    War Dance

    I didn’t do many years in the mosh pit.  The only reason I survived as long as I did was my mosh-mate Steve did Karate and knew the 7 evil places on the body where one can inflict pain with just one finger, thus keeping a respectful distance between us and the others if it...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jan 7, 2012

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