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Tales From The Pit: Tough Guys Hug It Out In The Pit

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Phoenix, Arizona post-hardcore/metalcore band blessthefall's lead singer Beau Bokan shares a "heart-warming" pit story:

"So we're on tour with Silverstein, playing a show in Denver, Co and it's a packed house. Kids are getting rowdy. I could tell there were a couple obvious 'tough guys' in the crowd who were getting a little too excited. So I was keeping an eye on them. Before you know it, two dudes were in each other's faces and one of the guys throws a punch totally knocking the other one down. I made the band stop playing immediately. I told both of the dudes that if they were going to fight they could go outside and finish fighting otherwise they would have to hug each other if they wanted to stay in the show. So they hugged it out and the show went on. It felt awesome to make 2 strangers who were at each other's throats ACTUALLY hug it out just to stay in the show and see them have a good time."

blessthefall recently announced that they will headline The Bangover Tour this March/April with support from Miss May I, Greeley Estates and Before Their Eyes. The U.S. and Canadian run follows up their slot on The Atticus Tour late last year.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.

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1. xDecapitation writes:

Bless the Fall (or blessthefall or however they like spelling it) and Silverstein...

...LOL

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2. Ross writes:

gay

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3. DDDDDDD writes:

gayest tales from the pit eveeeeeeer

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4. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

^^^^^^^^^^^ agreed

# Mar 2, 2010 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

What the hell are you guys talking about? Everyone knows hugging is f00king br00tal. Props to blessthed*** for being able to pull it off. Maybe next time they can get two dudes to have buttsex in the middle of a circle pit, or better yet, a circle jerk! That would be double br00tal.

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6. caca writes:

lol ftw man

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZDLR writes:

you can laugh all you like but they're still making a living doing what they love, and are more famous than you are bro (Y).

So get a decent hair cut, stop being a sheep and grow an oppinion for once (; kkthxbai.

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kex writes:

^^ i dont even know this band but absolutely agree.

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^^^dont even know who these two guys are, but gay. i mean, come on. The "theyre more famous than you" argument can suck a d***. Paris hilton makes waaaay more money than jimi hendrix ever did. Whos the better musician? Let alone whos the more decent human being. For christs sake come up with a better argument.

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Sarah Jo writes:

You all can go suck some diiick. Really, you don't understand how amazing blessthefall is. The fact that they really care about their fans, it's incredible. Just because they play a certain type of music, or have a certain style doesn't mean they have to act like 'tough' guys. This shows that they are a unique band, which is HARD in this day-and-age. It shows that they have hearts and actually appreciate their fans. That they don't believe in physical harm to another person. I'm going to laugh so hard at you bashing them, when you're in jail for trying to be 'so br00tal' in a circle/mosh pit. Yeah, it's happened before.
You'll probably think, "Wow, I should have listened to blessthefall. Those guys are smart..and amazing."
and Just because they say "hug it out" doesn't make them any less of an amazing band. Listen to their talent with the music, listen to their unbelievably touching lyrics.
You'll hate yourself after seeing how talented they are, and trying to bash them.
The last thing you want is to get in a fight with me over blessthefall. I literally am probably their biggest fan. I have so much respect for these guys.
It also shows that they really have BALLS to say what they believe in "hug it out" without caring what others think. I think those who fight, are pathetic and need to grow some balls. Fights are pointless and solve nothing.

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11. inhatredofme writes:

sounds like a potential dutch rudder fest.

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12. xDecapitation writes:

lmao #10. I'm not even gonna put down Bless the Fall or whatever (I still don't understand the name) because I hate it when people insult my favourite bands...but come on guys.

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