Wednesday, May 14, 2008


i learned alot of things at college this semester, but one thing i learned is that my classmates are animals who find it entertaining to jump on people.
the bamboozle annual two-day musical festival held in new jersey. every year the hottest bands compete to play in the lineup. apparantly everyone besides for myself, my two frum classmates, and my lab partner who thought she was too old to go, but whose son went instead. everyone was sunburned and hoarse. as i listened to two of them talking, i learned about a new sport called moshing. moshing is when people at metal or rock concerts aggresively push or slam into each other, for absolutely no reason at all. apparantly one guy was run into so hard that he fell and banged his head and the band had to stop playing so they could call security and get the guy out to take care of him. my classmate was actually laughing as he told this story.

maybe it's just becuasae i'm a girl so i feel bad about something like this happening, but i still dont get how people can find stuff like that funny or amusing. it's awful and horrible, and yet again, i'm really glad to know that i'm not like everyone else in my class


Mikeinmidwood said...

Oh so thats what he meant, well sort of but i dont think it was like that, more like a crowded jewish supermarket on a thursday evening.

The Babysitter said...

I agree with you, I don't see the good in "moshing". Although for them it could be just another way of high fiving and stuff.

Anonymous said...

moshing isn't new. It's been around since the late 70s (back then they called it slam-dancing :) )--though it has definitely changed over the years, especially since it went mainstream after Woodstock '94. Speaking as a frum guy who has spent (and continues to spend) many years in the mosh pit, I can tell you there's a lot more to it than just avoiding permanent injury. A better parallel would be to the elbow-to-elbow shuckling and pushing at a Friday night Rebbishe tisch. There's a communality to it that is fantastic.

Not something that lends itself to easy explanation.

rivlinatorx said...

There's nothing on earth more satisfying than moshing at a metal concert. The people who do it right ALWAYS part on friendly terms.