Friday Fun: Craziest Stage Dives

Check out this compilation of the biggest stage dives in history, but be ready to have your mind blown.

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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.

Slipknot

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

Blessthefall

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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    whywefight
    No Dillinger?
    My Last Words
    Eddie Vedder, pinkpop, 1990, TV mast, epic. Do I need to say more ? (if you don't get it then google those words you pussy)
    My Last Words
    Oh it was already mentioned below.. By lack of edit options, consider these two comments non-existent.
    RJ13
    They'd need their own article with all of the rest of the stuff they manage to pull off
    hotdogs585
    I was about to say that but after watching these videos i dont think dillinger can really top these stage dives.
    whywefight
    To be totally honest, I wrote that comment after skimming through the list and before watching the videos. They come close though
    ptleruuh
    Like others have said before me, something is missing. And this is it:
    ptleruuh
    and in case you don't want to see the whole song, it's around the 2.55 mark.
    Somerandomguy95
    I don't have a link, but I was at a lagwagon concert not too long ago. Joey cape (the singer) crowd surfed to the bar, grabbed 2 shots, and made it all the way back without spilling the beer he was carrying.
    milanio
    I like the Kurt Cobain one that results him in getting into a fight (sort of) with a security guard. Kurt gets his hair pulled and hits the guy in the head with his guitar! It was in Texas if you want to find it. Eddie Vedder is a God of stage dives though.
    Nero Galon
    Haha yeah I've seen that one, its so cute how Dave is so fast to try and help Kurt as it happens
    deathx88
    I always thought this was the funniest stage dive. Check out the guy in orange at the 10 mark.
    intheshadowplay
    You've GOT to be kidding. A list of stage-dives without Iggy Pop, the man who invented it, is null and void.
    SocksAndTrees
    Say what you want about the post-hardcore emo sorta bands on here, but you gotta admit, these guys got balls.
    Chromex
    1:45 in this video is one of my favourites, mainly because no one sees it coming.
    Izolus
    Heh, yeah that's a pretty good one. One a slightly random note... what the hell am I listening to and watching? I just... don't know.
    jg928
    Yeah, Just thought about that...Wtf Are we watching, Ironically, i can't look away...