Crowdsurfing

Crowdsurfing, to me, is the most selfish thing someone can do at a concert.  You are making a lot of people, who are there to enjoy the music, hold you up while you float on top of a sea of bodies.  You’re ruining the experience of the people who are holding you up.  If I had my druthers, I would probably just let all crowdsurfers fall on their heads.

This comes from Warped Tour, which I went to with Christi, her friend Megan, and Megan’s brother and friends.  I can’t even remember the name of the band we were seeing when this happened, but the singer said, after like the 3rd or 4th song, that he didn’t like crowd surfing.  “Sweet,” I thought. I thought he was gonna tell everyone to stop crowdsurfing and let everyone enjoy the concert.

Oh no.  He told everyone to get their crowdsurfing out on this one song.  He wanted to beat the “record” set by My Chemical Romance of 60 crowdsurfers per minute.  So when the song first started, it was fine.  We were doing okey shoving the people up to the front while still having some semblance of sanity.  However, I was watching for crowdsurfers and pushing them over, and not hearing the song whatsoever.  But near the end of the song there were just too many of them, and two or three of them converged on the little area where me and Christi were.  Christi needed to get out of there, and just as we were trying to get out, another crowdsurfer came over and grabbed my neck while he was surfing, presumably in order to stay up.  I grabbed his hand and threw it back at him; he gave me the “What the hell, dude?” look.

Mosh pits are one thing.  Everyone in the pit should know whats going on, and if you don’t want to be in the pit, you can just move over a little bit.  Even the biggest pits don’t take up that much space.  But crowdsurfing can go anywhere where there are enough people to hold you up; that can be most of the crowd.

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