Mosh Pits - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 833
Mosh Pits

So....I went to see Marilyn Manson last night w/ Slayer opening up. I was a little dissapointed because Slayer ended up playing like a 2 hour set, Manson was only on stage for an hour!! Probably the shortest time Ive seen him play in the 10 yrs+ I've been going to his shows. Of course when I get there, Bleeding Through had already played (totally missed them) and I found out while walking in there, I could of brought my camera. Probably a good thing I DIDNT because I was in the pit the entire show. SO now that leads me to my topic. As with everything in life there comes a certain TECHNIQUE. There has to be or things become totally chaotic. Where the F*** did people learn how to mosh around this town?? Better yet, where they learn how to SURF? You don't go around kicking people in the face at random while your in the air. Probably not a good idea, esp when you kick ME in the face, and some 6'5 300+ pound guy that's all muscle happens to witness it. (insert laughing devil face here). So about that time, after being in a pit of 1000's of sweaty, smelly people..I had enough. Time to fight back. SO I had a group of about 20+ guys surrounding me, all of which wanted to fight for prime spot, front row. Place was packed...probably no more than an inch between people. Standing room only, there were NO seats..and concrete floors (gotta love that). Manson opens w/ "If I was your Vampire" and the crowd just absolutely loses themselves. Place is nutts. AS a matter of fact, the place wasn't even that crazy when Slayer was on. We had surfing in about 5 different directions for Manson. So....the guys are like "ready little missy" and I said "lets go". So here I am, 5'3", sandwiched in between I don't know how many guys, and we all PUSH as hard as we can forward. I'm thinking..."look out, here comes the Navy " Also..."Mooooooove B**** get out da way" haha. I got pretty close..but had to turn around because it became a heat infested pile of sweaty bodies..which I couldn't take. People were just stepping on everyone, letting other ppl drop to the concrete with no care in the world. Granted, I love Manson..but I'm going to die for the F******!! When it's 90+ in a venue that is outside..a million and one people touching you regardless of wanting to be 'touched'...add the humidity index to that, plus alcohol, pot and whatever else ppl are on=NOT GOOD. lol. I was proud of myself though..I held my own..which the guys said pretty much for a little (meaning short) girl I packed a big punch. So how does everyone here handle mosh pits at shows? What's it like for you? Let's continue this thread for those who have rocked their a$$ off to a show. What show was it? See any blood? I know I did. That poor bastard that kicked me in the face got my 5 in claws in his face. DAMN! Poor F'r!! hah. OH and just my I honestly think this was probably Manson's LAST concert. If he always played at a venue that never allowed camera's before, and now all of a sudden plays at one that allows it..that's not a good sign! Let's face it..hes been doing this for quite sometime. I honestly think after seeing him last nite, and only playing for an HOUR..I totally believe he's burnt out!! Honestly I can't blame him one bit if it's over after this tour. So all you "mansonites" that can go see him play..DO IT NOW!! Awesome show...Energy like you wouldn't believe!! I'm still freakin half deaf LOL!!!
RedRidingHood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 24,016
How do I handle the pit? Stay out of it. I see those kind of ass munchers at every show. They are to be avoided.


And my ...I woulda been pysched to have Slayer do 2 hours. They shoulda headlined, in my opinion. I'm no Manson fan by any means. But Slayer owns. And my wife loves Bleeding Through. I like their singer cuz he's a Misfits guy.



marko138 is offline  
post #3 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:57 AM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,074
Slayer is way better than Manson. I would have left the show after Slayer finished.
Rider is offline  
post #4 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 24,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rider View Post
Slayer is way better than Manson. I would have left the show after Slayer finished.
Damn right. Slayer shoulda played 3 hours and bounced Manson off teh bill.



marko138 is offline  
post #5 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:04 AM
Supporting Member
October 2007 BOTM Winner!
 
tallywacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: A Patrol base in IRAQ
Posts: 2,694
Send a message via AIM to tallywacker Send a message via Yahoo to tallywacker
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
Damn right. Slayer shoulda played 3 hours and bounced Manson off teh bill.


All mother f'n day

www.myspace.com/kurtpittman
3/320th FA RAKKASANS

GHOST RIDE THE WHIP
tallywacker is offline  
post #6 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 833
Don't get me wrong..I like Slayer..but LIVE, the songs all sounded the same! I gotta give em' credit for the length of time they played though. Definately rocked out!! (glad I had a few of those to get me thru that pit). Seems the Slayer fans were more chilled out. Probably all the weed! LOL
RedRidingHood is offline  
post #7 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 24,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRidingHood View Post
Seems the Slayer fans were more chilled out. Probably all the weed! LOL
Thats cuz they're old.



marko138 is offline  
post #8 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
How do I handle the pit? Stay out of it. I see those kind of ass munchers at every show. They are to be avoided.
neebelung is offline  
post #9 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:19 AM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 343
Well when I was younger I went to so many concerts I can't even remember all of them but a short list of the ones I remember and those that had good pits were Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Gwar, Mr. Bungle, Obituary, Slayer, White Zombie. Gwar by far had to be my favorite concert ever I also learned not to wear a white shirt to their shows....... And now for the weirdest a friend of mine talked me into going to They Might Be Giants that was the weirdest "pit" ever everyone just jumping up and down I'm like WTF.
oldman2007 is offline  
post #10 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:23 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,673
It's been a while since I've been in the pit... I found that I enjoyed the show much better when I am watching it... However, when there's a band that sucks on stage I generally get in the mix.

Good pitting is a lost art. Back in the day there was a certain unspoken rule for how to conduct yourself. The point was not necessarily to hurt people, but rather take out your aggression on the concert society for that particular evening. Now there's a bunch of pussies in there throwin' 'bows and kicking people... WTF is up with that? I can take some stray punches and whatnot, that's just part of the game, but elbows and kicks to my luggage?

My worst pit experience was by far at a local punk show back when I was in HS. If you've ever been to a punk show, the pits there are generally filled with the biggest pussies ever. All they do is kick... That's it... Just kicking. Is that fun? So me and my boys are all metal heads and aimed to take apart this pit... and did pretty well. 4 of us successfully dominated 40 or so candy-ass mofo's over the course of one song... All shoving, no blows were being thrown... Then they got smart and teamed up... I faired the worst out of everyone, getting kicked from behind square in the nuts, then kicked in my shins and knees, and while I was on the floor... some vagina-clad douchebag kicked me in the face. LUCKILY another buddy saw this from outside of the pit and grabbed that little turd and smashed his head off the concrete a few times. (thanks Joe!) That was all good for an expedited evening, show stopped, many of us escorted out...

ANYWHO...

HAPPY MOSH-PITTING!!!
OneSickPsycho is offline  
post #11 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:25 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldman2007 View Post
Well when I was younger I went to so many concerts I can't even remember all of them but a short list of the ones I remember and those that had good pits were Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Gwar, Mr. Bungle, Obituary, Slayer, White Zombie. Gwar by far had to be my favorite concert ever I also learned not to wear a white shirt to their shows....... And now for the weirdest a friend of mine talked me into going to They Might Be Giants that was the weirdest "pit" ever everyone just jumping up and down I'm like WTF.
Yeah it's kinda hard to mosh to "Particle Man"...
OneSickPsycho is offline  
post #12 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 343
Quote:
Originally Posted by onesickpsycho View Post
Yeah it's kinda hard to mosh to "Particle Man"...
I basically stood on the side and in the back with my regular concert buddy and the whole time we were going WTF is this... Never again is he talking us into a concert.
oldman2007 is offline  
post #13 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,809
The last concert I went to was a Pearl Jam Concert about 9 years ago. We had front row seats. You couldn't pay me enough to go near the pit. Kids were spraying pepper spray in the air among other stuff. I think I have gotten too old. I did see warrant after that at a smaller venue which was just awesome. I am too old and bitchy to handle all the nonsense anymore
TaintedLove is offline  
post #14 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 911
I've never been a fan of the mosh pits. Mainly becuase there always has to be that dumbass who has to over do it. And then you are fighting and everyone else joins in and you're going home with a bloody nose, black eye and pain all over your body.

If you could manage to get it I'd think it would be funny to do a mosh pit and when it starts to get out of control (Which it will shortly) take a shot of epinephrin and just go to town.
Atlantasmittie84 is offline  
post #15 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 624
The last pit I was in was at the Primus show, and it was pretty tame. Everyone was too f'ed up to do any damage. I agreee with OSP, if I really want to watch a show, I get as far away from the pit as possible. If I don't give a crap about the band, I'll probably jump right in.
6doublefive321 is offline  
post #16 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,237
Yep, I'm just too old for that s***.
fpzx10 is offline  
post #17 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:43 AM
Banned
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dalton, Georgia
Posts: 9,569
Send a message via AIM to PlayfulGod Send a message via MSN to PlayfulGod
Concerts..

I dont go becase there are WAY too many idiots at em

Last one I went to was Motley Crue's Dr. FeelGood tour w/ Warrent opening for them.
PlayfulGod is offline  
post #18 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by neebelung View Post
I wish! The ENTIRE floor was PIT.. no way to avoid it. Put one a$$hole there, and the rest follow. If there were seats..my big ol' a$$ wouldve been sitting no doubt!
RedRidingHood is offline  
post #19 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayfulGod View Post
Last one I went to was Motley Crue's Dr. FeelGood tour w/ Warrent opening for them.
Dad, is that you?



neebelung is offline  
post #20 of 166 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by onesickpsycho View Post
It's been a while since I've been in the pit... I found that I enjoyed the show much better when I am watching it... However, when there's a band that sucks on stage I generally get in the mix.

Good pitting is a lost art. Back in the day there was a certain unspoken rule for how to conduct yourself. The point was not necessarily to hurt people, but rather take out your aggression on the concert society for that particular evening. Now there's a bunch of pussies in there throwin' 'bows and kicking people... WTF is up with that? I can take some stray punches and whatnot, that's just part of the game, but elbows and kicks to my luggage?

My worst pit experience was by far at a local punk show back when I was in HS. If you've ever been to a punk show, the pits there are generally filled with the biggest pussies ever. All they do is kick... That's it... Just kicking. Is that fun? So me and my boys are all metal heads and aimed to take apart this pit... and did pretty well. 4 of us successfully dominated 40 or so candy-ass mofo's over the course of one song... All shoving, no blows were being thrown... Then they got smart and teamed up... I faired the worst out of everyone, getting kicked from behind square in the nuts, then kicked in my shins and knees, and while I was on the floor... some vagina-clad douchebag kicked me in the face. LUCKILY another buddy saw this from outside of the pit and grabbed that little turd and smashed his head off the concrete a few times. (thanks Joe!) That was all good for an expedited evening, show stopped, many of us escorted out...

ANYWHO...

HAPPY MOSH-PITTING!!!




**OSP..I know exactly the vision your speaking of at punk shows. I saw the Misfits at the Newport one year..all those stupid idiots arm to arm like "this is my space" LOL. F'n hilarious..I wouldve loved to see that!**
RedRidingHood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome