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Crowd surfing: yay or nay?
yay
16%
 16%  [ 5 ]
nay
67%
 67%  [ 21 ]
indifferent
16%
 16%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 31

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Crowd surfing Reply with quote

A post in a nother topic promted me to make a quick search, i didn't find any topics on this, so i'm curious what peope's attitudes are round this neck of the woods and why, toward crowd surfing.

Alot of people get pissed off by it, others think it's harmless fun. (exept for the occasional boot in the face, but you could argue the same for the occupational hazards of the mosh pit)
I've sat on both sides of the argument in the past, so yeah, discuss...

Personally it only pisses me off when one person does it, then another 20 swiftly follow suit and your at the front getting utterly crushed by the ridiculous tide. Other wise i'm indifferent to the odd surfer.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted yay, cos it is great fun. but im with you on the whole 1 person, then a zillion thing. and ive been booted in the face, shoulder, head, back, neck way too often! ive learnt to duck down really low until theyve passed Very Happy mwahaha! but i havent crowd surfed in about 3 years! eeep!

after blabbing...i kinda want to change my vote to "indifferent" *sigh* Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hate crowd surfers.

pogo'ing > moshing > crowd surfing > matt d
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted nay... i have nothing against moshing, jumping about and generally rocking out down the front at a gig, it's great fun, sometimes i do it myself. however i'd rather not have some blokes sweaty ass crack on my hand/head/shoulder/body in general or have some idiot kick me in the back of the head while i'm doing it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say one of the funniest things I ever saw at a gig was at the camden underworld for Reuben, me and Matt/Dave were nearish the front enjoying ourselves when some crowd surfer kicks mr Matt/Dave in the head! This pisses off his lordship, and with a vague idea of what the assailant was wearing sets off looking for him after the set, and proceeds to lay into the guy calling him and i quote "A massive massive spanner"

And then he saw him again as he was leaving, and repeated the sentiments.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He deserved it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's ridiculous. I don't see how it can be good for anyone. Plus bands hate it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nay

Annoying, causes trouble with bad security because you know people would sue the second they fall the floor and break a bone, most tickets have an anti crowd surfing policy on the back that they never up keep.

Very annoying when you catch a stray foot in the head off some goon sliding past as well
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surprisingly, im not a huge fan of getting kicked in the face while im trying to watch a band perform.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends, if you're at a gig and nobodies doing it and nobody wants it then dont bother but if people are and nobody has a problem id say its good to have a reet old crowd surf. When Foo's played learn to fly how could i not crowd surf, ahh what a gig.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's nothing worse than some sweaty smelly shirt rubbing you in the face while you're simultaneously having your neck bent into a weird angle due to supporting someones entire body weight on your head, while at the same time getting a shoe in the back. I also had the unfortunate experience of having to support a crowd surfer who had pins or needles in his back pocket. I still cringe at the thought of the pain I endured (most painful thing of my life, ever)... anyway, thanks to me he never got his shoes back and i gave him the most savage kidney punches I've ever dealt out. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ We do get your point after only one post y'know Razz


Nay, I hate crowd surfing. Serves the buggers right when they get dropped and/or lose a shoe.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hempy wrote:
I must say one of the funniest things I ever saw at a gig was at the camden underworld for Reuben, me and Matt/Dave were nearish the front enjoying ourselves when some crowd surfer kicks mr Matt/Dave in the head! This pisses off his lordship, and with a vague idea of what the assailant was wearing sets off looking for him after the set, and proceeds to lay into the guy calling him and i quote "A massive massive spanner"

And then he saw him again as he was leaving, and repeated the sentiments.



hmm, how pathetic.


I say nay cos its only ever fun for one person, and a bitch for everyone else.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quiet you.

If someone repeatedly kicks me in the head I reserve the right to have a go at them. Once or twice I can take. When it's one kid doing it repeatedly I start to get ticked off.

He was lucky I didn't clock him one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah i dont like it, cause everytime a bloody person decides to shove there body in your face, all the security guards swarm in front of your view, and normally during a great song.

plus with all the 'emo' people about nowadays they seem to like grinding there studded belts against your face.

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