#1
i just got asked oneof those tough questions by my parents: why the hell do you feel like moshing / slam dancing?

ive always done it because its felt like the best way to release the energy and anticipation i have at that moment. when a band gets it just right.

what about you guys?

or, on the other side of the coin, why do u not take part?
#3
To which you simply respond:
Why do people dance in general?

Except, I don't slam dance.
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#4
Its just about getting pumped and then flipping out, and you do it beacuse its fun
or you say
"you do it for the lulz"
#6
Its a good way to release a lot of anger without seriously hurting yourself or someone else.
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for the lulz
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#8
Controlled(ish) violence is a great way of getting rid of stress/tension. I always find the day or two after a decent gig I'm really chilled out.
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Controlled(ish) violence is a great way of getting rid of stress/tension. I always find the day or two after a decent gig I'm really chilled out.


most defiantely! i was so chilled at work today. so chilled i was tempted to start dancing behind the till...i didnt
#11
last time I moshed, my glasses were broken and I had to find some tape so I could drive home. No more moshing for me.
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#12
it just happens naturally to me, but do it too often and u get brain damage and become a drummer...
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#13
One time I was moshing, some guy thought I was my mate, who his girlfriend had been cheating with, punched me in the face, almost knocked my teeth out, and ran off into the crowd. Not cool. but yeah, if the mood is right, it's fun.
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it just happens naturally to me, but do it too often and u get brain damage and become a drummer...


a drummer? that's like... a fate worse than death
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a drummer? that's like... a fate worse than death

dont dis, im a drummer too.

Also, mosh pits are fun for me because im so fat i can just absorb everyone
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dont dis, im a drummer too.

Also, mosh pits are fun for me because im so fat i can just absorb everyone
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yea...like incest
#18
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i just got asked oneof those tough questions by my parents: why the hell do you feel like moshing / slam dancing?

ive always done it because its felt like the best way to release the energy and anticipation i have at that moment. when a band gets it just right.

what about you guys?

or, on the other side of the coin, why do u not take part?


Because it's stupid?

What's the point? Is it some kind of release of homo-erotic desires on the part of the black-t-shirt wearing elite?

Generally, moshpits are started by the pains in the arse at a show who want to display just how 'fucking rock they are'.

Pushing another person at a music show just doesn't make sense to me. Jump up and down, yeah, fine. But don't start pushing each other.
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'Mosh'? That isn't a real word old boy. All these young ragamuffins misbehaving at recitals deserve a good old fashioned beating I say. Everyone knows that you are supposed to sit quietly in your allocated seat and clap inbetween concertos.
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Because it's stupid?

What's the point? Is it some kind of release of homo-erotic desires on the part of the black-t-shirt wearing elite?

Generally, moshpits are started by the pains in the arse at a show who want to display just how 'fucking rock they are'.

Pushing another person at a music show just doesn't make sense to me. Jump up and down, yeah, fine. But don't start pushing each other.


No, jumping up and down is for weak, preppy, blink 182-loving pansies.

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'Mosh'? That isn't a real word old boy. All these young ragamuffins misbehaving at recitals deserve a good old fashioned beating I say. Everyone knows that you are supposed to sit quietly in your allocated seat and clap inbetween concertos.


i was going to try and pwn you...buit you made me laugh
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No, jumping up and down is for weak, preppy, blink 182-loving pansies.

Go see Behemoth live, I dare you to stand still.



Really? Or are you at that age (arguably 14-16) where you think jumping about at a rock show is incredibly cool?

NEWSFLASH: it isn't cool.
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Really? Or are you at that age (arguably 14-16) where you think jumping about at a rock show is incredibly cool?

NEWSFLASH: it isn't cool.


and when has rock been about being cool?

but...i can see both sides of the arguement. the thing is,if ppldont wanna mosh, they can stay out of the way of the pit. no ones stopping them just standing about or pogoing or whatever they wish to do.
#24
Why do people like dancing in general? Why do people like music?


It's a social release.

If you're parents don't like it fair enough. But there's no need for you to have to explain why you like it anymore than they have to explain to you why they like what they do.
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Why do people like dancing in general? Why do people like music?


It's a social release.

If you're parents don't like it fair enough. But there's no need for you to have to explain why you like it anymore than they have to explain to you why they like what they do.


i agree. although the questiondid get me thinking...hence this thread
#26
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Really? Or are you at that age (arguably 14-16) where you think jumping about at a rock show is incredibly cool?

NEWSFLASH: it isn't cool.


I'm 19, I don't really like "rock" or the "rock 'n roll" mentality.

The reasons for moshing have already been posted here, and if you don't like it, you don't have to do it. That is why I don't jump up and down, you just can't to the music I mosh to. Said music is aggressive and powerful, not poppy and carefree (not that there's anything wrong with poppy and carefree)

I'm most most people will agree with me, when you're at a show with "extreme" bands you can feel the energy coming off the band, and depending on the band, to me it seems like it would be an insult to them to just stand there with your arms crossed, or drinking a beer.

It has nothing to do with being cool or uncool..and if it does, then you shouldn't be doing/not doing it.
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I'm 19, I don't really like "rock" or the "rock 'n roll" mentality.

The reasons for moshing have already been posted here, and if you don't like it, you don't have to do it. That is why I don't jump up and down, you just can't to the music I mosh to. Said music is aggressive and powerful, not poppy and carefree (not that there's anything wrong with poppy and carefree)

I'm most most people will agree with me, when you're at a show with "extreme" bands you can feel the energy coming off the band, and depending on the band, to me it seems like it would be an insult to them to just stand there with your arms crossed, or drinking a beer.

It has nothing to do with being cool or uncool..and if it does, then you shouldn't be doing/not doing it.


wow...so true