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Green Day Riot

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In 1994, Green Day was booked at the Esplanade, and after the mosh pit got out of control the concert was canceled and a riot ensued.
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On September 9th 1994, Green Day played a free concert in Boston at the Hatchel Shell Venue. After playing for about thirty minutes the crowd became extremely rowdy with the fans jumping onto the stage then diving back into the crowd to catch some waves and rough moshing. Even after being told to calm down, there was no way of stopping a crowd of 70,000 from the behavior. The next day, the Globe reported that ‘there have been severe injuries in the mosh pits, where fans act out the hostile lyrics of groups such as Green Day.'

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WRECKTHEPLACEFANTASTIC: A Metaphysics of the Mosh Pit

WRECKTHEPLACEFANTASTIC: A Metaphysics of the Mosh Pit | Consequences to Moshing | Scoop.it
When a mosh pit is right-on, you experience one of the most energetic, crazed, communal forms of dancing ever invented.
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This article takes a very sticky problem and creates a solution. When you think about it, you just can't ban mosh pitting from concerts, so you work with it and come up with some 'guidelines'. I 101%  agree with what the author, Desrosiers, had to say in this article. It was quite an entertaining read and somehow made light of the all the death/injuries caused by mosh pitting. Two rules to slam dancing that stuck out to me is to be respectful  of the band, equipment, and the crowd around you who aren't moshing. The second one was to treat everyone as equal. He gave the example of seeing a woman and to not disrespect her in any way, then if you see your girlfriend's ex boyfriend to not start a problem.

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Organizers Blamed In Limp Bizkit Mosh-Pit Death

Organizers Blamed In Limp Bizkit Mosh-Pit Death | Consequences to Moshing | Scoop.it
Though Limp Bizkit weren't found to be at fault for the death of a teenager crushed at a concert last year, they could've been more helpful in efforts to aid her, an Australian court said Friday. Organizers bore the brunt of the blame.
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Due to the set up of the crew, there was a mess up that ended a young girl's life. Although, the rough and rowdy mosh pit could also been to blame. With Michalik only being 15-years-old being in the middle of a large mosh pit with 20-year-olds probably isn't the smartest idea. Yes, this is a tragedy but I don't fully blame Fred Dust for this situation. This only teaches us to be more aware of doing safety checks in the pit area for future performances. 

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Concertgoers Beware: Mosh or Death Pit?

Concertgoers Beware: Mosh or Death Pit? | Consequences to Moshing | Scoop.it
Taking in a live concert may be more dangerous than one might expect -- especially when you consider the risk of getting kicked in the face by a flaying crowd surfer or stage diver.
As many as 50 concertgoers at New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival this weekend reportedly sought medical attention...
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This article talks about the many deaths due to moshing accidents. All events in this article say that the venue had over 1,000+ moshing, not including the people who weren't involved in the slam dancing. If I were a parents reading this article, I would probably second guess letting my 15-18-year-old child go to a rock concert with a standing venue/floor tickets. 

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Club Bouncer Acquitted in 'Moshing' Death

Club Bouncer Acquitted in 'Moshing' Death | Consequences to Moshing | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn nightclub employee was acquitted of criminal charges yesterday in connection with the death of an 18-year-old almost two years ago in what is believed to be the country's only death associated with ''moshing.'' Christopher Mitchell, a high school student from Pearl River, N.Y., died of a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 18, 1994, a day after diving or falling off the stage at L'Amour, a club in Bensonhurst, and landing on his head.
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The tragic death of yet another young adult due to moshing being blamed on an innocent bystander who couldn't possible have had control over the situation. Mitchell, an 18-year-old, (who most likely was intoxicated and tried to take a wave on the crazy crowd surfing) jumped off the stage and landed on his head. I don't think that the bouncer should be blamed for this. It's difficult to keep an eye on and control 50+ young adults moshing. Especially with strobe stage lights dancing across the whole crowd and stage. They should have just taken this accident as a lesson. It could've happened so fast that James Gheida (The Bouncer) didn't have time to react. 

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