Friday Fun: Craziest Stage Dives

artist: misc date: 11/23/2012 category: entertainment
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Friday Fun: Craziest Stage Dives
Stage dives are as much a part of rock music as headbanging and the metal horn hand sign. But who has jumped higher and faster than anyone else? This week we're sharing the craziest stage dives ever to find out, thanks to Loudwire. Of course, you're welcome to post YouTube links to other crazy stage dives in the comments. Before we continue, let's remember that stage dives can be pretty dangerous. Musicians like Sid Wilson from Slipknot have sustained broken bones when they weren't caught (which you'll see below), and it's even worse when fans are injured. With that in mind, let's check out the biggest, craziest stage dives ever.

Cage The Elephant

Their frontman leaps off a stack of speakers onto an expectant crowd, sending them wild.


Sid Wilson has jumped from dozens of high places, and even broke both ankles jumping at the 2008 Mayhem festival.


Beau Bokan clearly had to bless his fall when he did a front flip at fans. He probably had to bless their bleeding faces after this leap.

Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Keyboardist Pouyan Afkary swings like a monkey before flying at the audience.

Escape The Fate

Holy hell, they're getting high now. This leap from a lighting rig, back first, must have taken some balls.

Limp Bizkit

Fred Durst looks terrified, and rightfully so. But he was more scared of being called a pussy for climbing down, so he had to stick it out and take a leap of faith.

WINNER: Boy Hits Car

Are you ready for this? We've never seen a stage dive like it. It's hard to tell if the wobbling vocals ahead of the jump are part of the performance, or a side-effect of frontman Craig Rondell pissing his pants. "I didn't even plan on jumping," said Rondell later. "I wanted to get a better vantage point to view the crowd, but once I climbed up and lowered myself onto the speakers, I got a bit of vertigo cause the speakers began to shift and move. I recall not wanting any part of it, but I couldn't pull myself back into the rafters. I was stuck, and the whole crowd was chanting "JUMP-JUMP-JUMP". Looking back, it seems my choices were to wait for the fire department and a long enough ladder, or charge it."
Holy moly, that was incredible. But have you seen better? Share your video links in the comments.
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