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Tales From The Pit: Moshing with Baseball Bats, Barbed Wire, and Fireworks

We've been talking to bands to get their best pit stories. This installment is from Justin and Angela from Facedown band The Great Commission.

"Rather than go to our prom in high school, Justin and I decided to go to a show instead. Versus the couple hundred dollars we would have wasted, we paid $8 to see Figure Four, Shattered Realm, and Bad Luck 13 at The Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. It ended up being the craziest show we had ever been to. When BL13 played, they threw weapons into the pit including bats with barbed wire, thumb tacs, fireworks, forks, and random metal objects that were thrown at people. Needless to say it was pretty violent as you could imagine and my shirt caught fire from one of the fire crackers! By far the craziest pit I have ever seen."

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

Damn, that's how people f***ing die. I'm all for moshing and going crazy, but when you throw in things that can actually kill people, count me the f*** out.

# Jun 4, 2009 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

I've been in some pretty violent pits before but that one scares the sh!t out of me.

NP: Jihad - Slayer

# Jun 4, 2009 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathfreak writes:

Yea Metal objects and barbed wire dont mix with mosh pits. I would have left f*** that. Moshing is not worth your life.

Np Death- Pull the Plug

# Jun 4, 2009 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Bill writes:

um...isn't that illegal? haha that would suck to get a barbed wire bat to the head or a fork in the eye

# Jun 4, 2009 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. returntheknife writes:

I don't know if anyone went to their myspace page, but they're pretty much a bunch of crazy barbarians. They beat the sh** out each other even. The show photos show lots of blood in the pit.

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XWigglesX writes:

My favorite band are feral. The singer just stomps around and destroys anyone in his way, even band mates haha.

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. sahaubutie writes:

I remember seeing Bad Luck 13 shut down Hellfest 2004. It was awesome. Good times, good times.

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

What a terrible pitch plan for a band to create a following....the only worse thing ive heard and seen was a band and fahq i forgot their name,...it was about 6 years ago gotham nightclub san bernadino ca, at a head pe show...one of the undercard bands had dolls tied to their mic stands and equipment and the lead singer would throw dolls into the crowd....ill think of the bands name eventually.....anyways when are we gonna hear a slayer story....SLAYER SLAYER......thats were all the sick stuff in pits happen anyways

# Jun 5, 2009 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Jambhi is the bands name....sorry for the double post

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