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Tales From The Pit: The All Ages Mosh Pit In Deer Lodge

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week guitarist Matthew Bile of Walking Corpse Syndrome shares his story of an all ages mosh pit in Deer Lodge:

"Montana gets a bad rap for being so sparsely populated, and the small towns in Montana get an even worse rap. But we'll play most any place people want to see us. So when folks in Deer Lodge, where the state pen is located and our drummers are from, wanted to see us, we played a show. We rented a venue. Our friends and family ran sound and lights. And half the town showed up. The other half was busy trying to shut down the 'devil worshiping' music. It felt more like a state fair than a metal show. All ages there really is all ages, from babies up to great grandparents.

"We've also noticed that there's an inverse relationship between size of town and intensity of mosh pit. The less stuff there is to do, the crazier the kids get. And Deer Lodge kids took home the trophy. There were no fewer than 4 mosh pits going on, segregated by age group (high school, junior high, and middle school) and gender (a chick pit is a sight to behold). It was a like a scene out of that movie Fight Club, with punches thrown, pile drivers driven, and even a kid slammed into a garbage can and kicked across the floor. I almost stopped the show because I was getting a little sick watching the mayhem, but not for a single second did I see the smiles leave their faces."

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. one ball writes:

and the point is? after the show these hillbillies still had to go back to their shack in Montana. Anyone female in Montana without a child at 17 is a keeper.

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BoltThrower writes:

Hlarious! Absolutely hilarious! I'd love to jerk off to a hairy Montana chick pit moshing and sweating in their deerskins and bearfurs...

# Nov 17, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

LOL at this....
But i totally get why the carnage was so massive, small towns or in the boonies usually dont have an outlet to cut loose to or at, unless its on each other...kids beating up each other, husbands beating their wives etc

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WNSCS writes:

Say what you will about the "hilbilles" (despite having the wrong geographical location). At least they get into the music, buy merch and move around.

Can't tell you how many "big city" pits I've seen where people just stand around with a drink in their hand barely moving with a unsurprisingly hipsterish look on their face.

RTB is right, small towns tend to have livelier shows and props to the small towns for enjoying the music.

# Nov 18, 2009 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CorpsMom writes:

When all is said and done who had the most fun ....
The Band
And Montana is a great place you should check it out before you bash it.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. red-skull-audio-1 writes:

Say Matt, you forgot to add in the dude that got his balls kicked in for insulting girls BY a girl, resulting in him "leaving his mark" on the floor in front of the control table... LOL (yep, he had that one coming...)

Anyway, it was one of the best shows I've had the honor of setting up. EVERYONE enjoyed it to the extreme, and are looking forward to (or, shall I say, DEMANDING???) your next show in DL. I wear the shirt, and it's non-stop "when are they coming back?" So you better plan on another show here soon. ARR!

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Captain Ogre writes:

One Ball wrote:
"after the show these hillbillies still had to go back to their shack in Montana. Anyone female in Montana without a child at 17 is a keeper."

BoltThrower wrote:
"I'd love to jerk off to a hairy Montana chick pit moshing and sweating in their deerskins and bearfurs..."

Wow. How original. Is that the best you can come up with? Or is this the limitations to your IQ? Definitely sounds like a couple of punk-ass kids. I hope all of these posts (mine included) get wiped...

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