So now, because I feel every 15yr old in Nashville needs this, how to crowd surf and a few moshing tips:
**If you ever plan on going to a concert that will have moshing/crowd surfing involved, please live by the following rules:
If you are in the crowd:
*If someone is being passed your way by means of them crowd surfing, the most important thing for you to do is raise your arms. This will save whoever is surfing, your neck, and mine.
*Do not move out of the way! Crowd surfing is very dangerous. Not just for the idiot that happens to be doing it, but for yourself as well. If you move out of the way while the guy or gal is about to surf over you... 9 times out of 10, they will fall into the hole that you just created. This could really injure them, and yourself if they fall onto you... all because you moved out of the way instead of raising your arms.
*If you are tall, and in the crowd, and notice that "hey, let's throw this guy/gal that is surfing up closer to the front" please give us short people a warning. A nice loud "Heads up" or "Comming your way" works well. Hell, I'll even take a "Yo!". This helps us know that they are comming so we can raise our arms up and be ready. If we get no warning, 9 times out of 10, the will land into our necks and we will drop them automatically from the pain.
*Pass, not throw. Gently pass the surfer along. If you try to throw them into a different section, more than likely someone will get hurt. Even if it's just a good kick to the head, it is not fun. So just pass along, and don't throw.
* DO NOT BE AFRAID! Even if you are not brave enough, for various reasons, to crowd surf yourself, do not take the joy out of it for others. We can all get along and work nicely together as long as you are cool with it. If it's your first show, no worries, just follow these steps. DO NOT BE AFRAID! You will not get hurt as long as you raise your hands, help to genlty pass them instead of throwing them, and if your tall give us shorties a warning. It is fun and exciting, not something to be afraid of. Remember, if you are afraid, stick to the outside areas where surfing is less likely to take place. Because if you are afraid, you will be the one that steps to the side instead of raising your arms and will let the surfer fall and get hurt. This is not good, so DON'T BE AFRAID! Embrace surfing, it can be one of your best friends.
*If a fellow idiot does not follow these rules and someone does happen to fall, please be nice and help them up. They are probably in pain from just being dropped at least 4 feet. Help them up, ask if they are ok, and get back to enjoying the concert.
*Enjoy the show, but keep an eye on what's going on around you. If a lot of surfing is going on, keep your arms available to be able to pass someone at any time. Every once in a while look behind you to make sure nobody is comming your way... If they are, please let your buddies around you know so they can be ready.
If you are the brave soul surfing:
*Taking off your shoes and giving them to a buddy might not be such a bad idea. A, your buddy will have them instead of some idiot that takes them off of you to throw into the crowd and B, I will not get the shit kicked outa me by your wanna be punk Chucks.
*Stay as flat as you can. This helps to avoid kickage, and it is easier to gently pass you along. Plus, your less likely to fall.
*Do NOT grab anybody in the crowd's head! This hurts like hell. Just because I might have long hair does not mean you need to take it with you while surfing. I promise, it will not save your life.
*Don't use the crowd's head as a kickoff... This hurts like a motherfucker and I will drop you the first chance I get because I am in pain.
Moshing rules are by far easier:
*If they fall pick them up. Do not let them get trampled on just because you pushed them down too hard. Just take 2 seconds and help them up.
*If someone doesn't want to be involved that's cool. Just make a circle pit and let them move around it if it bother's them.
*If you don't like moshing, stick to the outside areas. It is less likely to be invaded by moshers.
If any of this bothers you, observe from the outside areas, or perhaps a balcony where moshing/surfing does not occur. Do not bring someone else down just because you are a chicken shit.
*Large boots hurt like hell. So if your going to surf, please where something softer like Chucks, or just take your shoes off.
*If your a girl and plan to surf, do not wear a skirt with just a thong on under it. Nobody wants to touch that, and I 100% garuntee that we will laugh and make fun of you. You are NOT that hot.
*Large, dangly earings make great targets for surfers to pull on. Wear studs instead.
Thankyou, that is all.
**If I have forgotten anything, please let me know! =) **