At the Drive In is completely against moshing, they hate it, and they'll even stop a show if it happens.
I hope all of you fucking die.
My buddy and I were moshing pretty obnoxiously during Refused. Got a few dirty looks. But about half way into the set people remembered: "oh yeah! This is fucking punk rock!" And from there was probably the best pitt of my life.
"It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge"
Of what I consider "real" moshing, I'd say Refused is the only set I'd put up there. It was a seriously violent set, perfect really. Not the hardest I've ever been in, but up towards the top without fights breaking out. And by real moshing, I mean it made me fear for the safety of my glasses, face and ribs. Way better than the half-hearted moshing at OFF! last year. Lightning Bolt had a better crowd even.
I saw ATDI, Madness, Black Lips, Flying Lotus (I wasn't in the middle; it may have been more violent there) and a lot of the other bands people have reported as a pit, but I can't see those being considered more than a dance pit, which isn't a bad thing. I'm glad Madness was a friendly set; The crowd was older (By that I mean the average age was considerably higher than the rest of Coachella) and very much enjoying the set like I was. Good times indeed.
ATR had the lamest crowd ever, and if someone attempted to start a pit in the tiny crowd they would more than likely have been alone and scowled at. I would have expected them to be more impressive, but nothing happened.
That video of Afrojack is pathetic... Bro pits at their best/worst.
And again, Refused was EPIC. You weekend 2'ers are in for one hell of a show.
Did anyone see the little Asian girl who kept jumping in and flailing? I think I coughed up a lung laughing at how hard she was raging.
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2/21 - Skinny Puppy
5/23-25 - Summer Camp
7/18-20 - Pitchfork Music Festival
8/1-3 - Lollapalooza
I was suprised to see such violent moshing at Zedd's Dead. More intense than ATDI, was up front, everyone was doing the body wave. jammed in the crowd just swaying back and forth
I saw what appeared to moshing at Black Lips and some mini-pits at the Hives for Tick Tick Boom. The groups at Madness were just doing that ska circly-dance kind of thing. There was no moshing at firehose (I was front and center and was only bumped by one dude behind me that didn't seem all there).
AarabMUZIK was the most surprising mosh pit I saw.
Yo I don't care if you like punk rock, but anybody that can endorse randomly flailing your arms and kicking your legs with the intent of "expressing yourself" (i.e. hurting people) can fuck off. Thank god that didn't happen during At the Drive-In.
Converge is great. Sorry for attacking because I do somewhat agree at hardcore shows, but some circle pits and slam dancing can definitely make a set more fun and energetic. Not so into the hardcore dancing myself, I wish hardcore shows could be more like punk shows at times. But I don't mind Refused being violent. I'm so excited to see them that the violence won't phase me as long as I'm having fun.
After reading this thread, it looks like I'm probably going to be seeing you a lot OpenGatorade haha. Though it kinda sucks to hear there wasn't a crowd for Atari Teenage Riot. I haven't really heard much about their set, but I guess there weren't many people there.
Two guys almost got into a fist fight in the crowd during the Shins.
THE FUCKING SHINS.