Archive for the ‘Tales From the Moshpit’ Category

A Field Guide to Metal Concert Topography Part I

Been meaning to do this for quite some time now. As a veteran concert-goer, I have developed my own vernacular for the layout of a standard concert venue and the way an audience typically congregates – if there really is such a thing as standard or typical in either of these instances. I’m bypassing the […]

PARMM – Parents Against Reprehensible Metal Music. Funniest. Site. EVAR.

Let’s go back in time, shall we? Not to a truly interesting period, such as the foundation of the Roman Empire, the courts of ancient Egypt or the active production years of ‘Kolchak – the Night Stalker’ but let’s go back to say. . . April 2008. At that time, there was an ad campaign […]

The Zen of Moshing

Ever been to a show and saw a sign up by the stage with the following words; “Warning: Moshing May Occur.  Know Your Surroundings”. Ok, that translates to my buddy Steve’s Rule #1 of Getting Through Life – “Don’t Be A Dumbass”.  Cuts to the point, that boy does. Yeah, I know those signs are […]

The Rules of Metal Concert T-shirts

I’ve been meaning to weigh in on this subject for a while now, as it seems to be a hotly debated topic around & about. In fact, while researching this post I found two interesting posts Here and Here– both from Ohio based bloggers like myself. Apparently we here in the Midwest REALLY take this shit […]

The Satanic Freebird?

I had a few ‘incidents’ at the Viva La Band concert that are worth repeating, I’ll start with this one.  Since my work attire and my preferred concert attire don’t much overlap, I changed before the show to my Harley Davidson boots, my near legendary black leather jacket (that’s a whole ‘nother series of tales) […]

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