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Old 14.11.2017, 17:32
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What is a mosh pit please?
At a thrash metal concert (or similar), there is an area at the front of the unseated part of the concert hall which, by unspoken convention, is reserved for "moshing". This is a kind of physical activity which involves (depending upon the nature of the music and the geographical location) either jumping about with your arms crossed in a defensive position, or jumping about with your fists flailing. There is a lot of physical contact, plenty of hair and sweat flying about, and the occasional broken bone or dislodged jaw.

Despite the apparent violence of the activity, there is generally an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration, demonstrated by the way that anyone who falls over during a mosh is immediately lifted back up by his/her neighbours.

The activity became popular at thrash metal concerts during the mid to late eighties and continues to occur to this day.

Here is an old-timey song about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_yKpBPHJug (the signal to begin moshing begins at about the three minute mark).

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