Seven Mosh Pit Techniques
The mosh pit lives! Here in Los Angeles, in particular, you can get down and dirty at venues across the city, both legal and not-so-much. Whether it's punk, hardcore, ska, metal or a show in another genre, there's a pit with your name on it almost every night of the week.
But don't go unprepared. Be sure to know what you're doing, or you're likely to get bruised, battered, or worse. (And not in a fun way.) So here, then, are seven mosh pit moves to employ the next time you found yourself elbow-to-elbow with dozens of your closest sweaty friends.
The jump is the easiest of mosh techniques, especially if you're afraid to make contact with any human beings. All you do is jump, just like House of Pain taught us to do in 1992.
The Lap is easy too -- it's basically just walking around in a fucking circle. As for the intensity and speed? Well, that runs from slow (say, if you're moshing at a One Direction concert, which you probably shouldn't) to fast, at, say, an Insane Clown Posse concert, which you definitely should.
This is a response to someone who gets in your way as you take a lap around the pit. How hard? We suggest somewhere between Gandhi and Bryant Gumble -- aka not hard. If you're doing it at, say, Amanda Bynes levels, you will most likely get punched in the face.