No more "moshing" in Boston

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No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Cheese'thans » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:44 pm

A flogging molly concert was the end of the line I guess...

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by SedentaryVagabond » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:29 pm

They're cracking down after a mosh with no reported injuries? I'm soooo glad the police are working so hard to protect us from ourselves...

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Gdh1091 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:02 pm

It won't work, there are venues all over the place which have no moshing signs and small print on tickets that says moshers will be ejected from the venue.

But it always ends up happening anyway, it's almost impossible to stop.

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by newmy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 am

"ballocks" :D

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Evan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 am

This does seem quite ridiculous.

I love this bit: "A Boston Police Department inspector said the communal dance violated safety rules and the club was cited because security did not intervene, records show." So what the Police are suggesting is that the security should leave their posts, and attempt to stop these people? Oh, right - that will end well. There would be a huge amount of reported injuries if security got involved. I went to a show once where security tried to intervene and stop a pit by dragging people out. They were literally grabbing people randomly around the throat and pulling them out in a headlock. Unsurprisningly it all kicked off, and ended up in a massive stand-off between the audience and security. The show got stopped, and eventually security just fucked off and left everyone to it. (I am despeerately trying to remember what show it was, but failing)

What is clear to me is that they don't seem to understand that the people who go to these shows are well aware of the etiquette, and all participants choose to get involved - it's not forced on them. And more importantly, if you don't want to get involved, it is easily avoided. Ridiculous shit.
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by tiffiny » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:00 pm

Gdh1091 wrote:It won't work, there are venues all over the place which have no moshing signs and small print on tickets that says moshers will be ejected from the venue.

But it always ends up happening anyway, it's almost impossible to stop.
i was wondering how they were planning to enforce this. i highly recommend reading the comments. it provided me with a good half hour of amusement.
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Cheese'thans » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:06 am

newmy wrote:"ballocks" :D
Was it correct usage :?:

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Rags » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:22 am

Cheese'thans wrote:
newmy wrote:"ballocks" :D
Was it correct usage :?:
Usage yes, spelling no.

Tis bollocks
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Blonde » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:26 pm

What a completely ridiculous thing to try and ban. I hope theres an extra large mosh pit tonight as a massive fuck you to the clueless officials.

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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Dougie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:45 pm

People defo still mosh in Boston. Ouch

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No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by marowak » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:50 pm

Next they will stop people dancing in night clubs
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by JLT_CFC » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:34 pm

Ridiculous, will totally ruin the atmosphere. A bit like what happened to English football when they banned all-standing parts of the stadium.

I hardly see how they could enforce it, though. Unless they were to actually put cops in the middle of the floor, where the pit would be. I seriously don't want to have to grow up and tell my kids about the days when people moshed instead of just standing there, nodding there heads up and down.

But hey, while we're at it, let's remove smoking, drinking and talking from bars/pubs as well!
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Emitime » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:39 pm

JLT_CFC wrote:Ridiculous, will totally ruin the atmosphere. A bit like what happened to English football when they banned all-standing parts of the stadium.
I don't think it's right to really compare the two considering the circumstances behind that ban. Though admittedly a blanket ban on standing was probably a poor decision.
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by JLT_CFC » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:54 am

Emitime wrote:
JLT_CFC wrote:Ridiculous, will totally ruin the atmosphere. A bit like what happened to English football when they banned all-standing parts of the stadium.
I don't think it's right to really compare the two considering the circumstances behind that ban. Though admittedly a blanket ban on standing was probably a poor decision.
Fair enough, but I was more comparing on the basis of atmosphere. With the exception of Stoke, Millwall and a few others, atmosphere in the stadiums, especially the bigger clubs has deteriorated since then. I couldn't imagine concerts like Flogging Molly and the Dropkicks without moshing.

Slightly related question, do any other crowds mosh during Frank Turner gigs? In Atlanta we do a lot during songs like try this at home, but looking at videos of other concerts it seems like the atmosphere is more relaxed.

Edit: Also to any Liverpool fans, I didn't mean to cause any offense. Just comparing the atmosphere and all that.
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Re: No more "moshing" in Boston

Post by Evan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 am

JLT_CFC wrote: Slightly related question, do any other crowds mosh during Frank Turner gigs? In Atlanta we do a lot during songs like try this at home, but looking at videos of other concerts it seems like the atmosphere is more relaxed.
It happens. But it's not widespread, arm flailing lunacy or anything. Just some gentle too-ing and fro-ing for the most part. You'd have to be a bit of a dick to get your windmill on at a Turner show.
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