The other night while up with Baby Girl, I caught a VH1MTV special on trends in concerts. There was a whole segment on the practice of Moshing. I can honestly say that I have never moshed at a concert so I have no idea why people like to do it. It probably comes from the same impulse that “Fight Club” comes from.
But, the funny thing was they had these guys on there talking about the death of moshing through commercialization.
First off, can you commercialize moshing? The cool kids were pointing to a Miller Light Ad that had two guys crowd surfing around. Now, maybe I missed the explanation of how crowd surfing = moshing. Two different activities, in my own non-cool music mind.
AH HA!!!! Frat Guys. That is who, in all seriousness, the cool kids were pointing to as bringing about the death of moshing.
Set aside the fact that the “original moshers” (OE) probably were afraid to mosh with Frat Guys because well . . . go to a concert sometime and you can see what I mean. Most of the OE’s probably weigh a 125 pounds, and that is including the weight of the Dickies they are wearing.
Silly little Oklahoma me, but I figured Moshing died out because ummm . . . people got hurt.