Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Pit

The mosh pit, a form of fighting, a style of dancing, a human pinball machine.
Why is dancing around, shoving and slamming into random strangers so much fun? Why is getting battered and bruised such a pleasurable act to commit at concerts? Since it’s so fun, why don’t more bands create music suitable for this form of pure madness. The genius of it all: in a good pit, its pure fun, dancing around smashing into others, if you fall down everyone helps you up, no throwing punches or actual fighting. It’s a great way to bring people together. You are all there for the music; people tend to forget all their worries and woes. Everyone just enjoys the music (you certainly don’t have to have a mosh pit to bring people together like that) but to me it seems those that are in a pit together come out with a higher level of so to speak friendship and understanding. Plus, who doesn’t like to “beat up” drunk people?