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Pit Stories: Mosh Pit FAIL In A Snoop Dog "Douche bag Pit"

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Brendan K Duff of Pristina shares one from Lollapalooza back in the day:

Over the years, I've quite literally seen it all, or pretty damn close. From simple fistfights to full blown riots. Brass knuckles, bricks, chains, padlocks, tasers, bats, beer bottles, chairs, knives and guns. Fucked up bouncers, Police brutality, Fucked up violence of all kinds, it goes on and on. I could write a book on the unbelievable shit I've seen and done. All of this pales in comparison to the DUMBEST thing I've ever experienced... and sadly, I deserved it. I wish I could say that the story takes place at some fucked up hardcore show, or at least a SLAYER gig or something... Nope, Snoop Doggy Dogg.

In 1997 I was 16 years old. That summer I was invited to go see the Lollapalooza Fest. Looking back, I have no idea why I went, because the only band I gave a shit about that played was TOOL. But alas, I went, and what happened turned out to be the dumbest thing that ever happened to me. I remember spending the afternoon scamming beer and being an idiot. The crowd was your typical "douche bag" festival audience. (You know? 10,000 white boys with tribal tattoo's who "rock out" to bands like Disturbed and Godsmack. Alright, so now that we're on the same page, we can continue.)

I was drunk, watching the mutants, when Snoop hits the stage. All of a sudden, a giant douche bag mosh pit erupts... That's right, white people moshing to Snoop Dogg. I decided it would be hilarious to enter said mosh pit and show these assholes how it's done! I took about three steps into "the pit"... and blackout. Sadly, I was not only knocked unconscious immediately, but my nose was broken and a tooth was knocked out. Even worse, the tooth was attached to a retainer that was glued to the bottom row of my teeth. So I come to, confused, bleeding out the nose with a piece of wire hanging out of my mouth with a tooth on the end. As I limped away, I had to rip the retainer out, which broke another tooth it was glued to.

To try and save face, I toughed out the rest of the show, but the night ended with me in the ER, trying to explain the story without looking like a total moron (didn't work). And that, boys and girls, is the dumbest mosh pit experience to ever happen to me.

Pristina's new album, "The Drought (ov Salt and Sorrow)" is due out September 28th on Trendkill Recordings. The albums is produced by Steve Austin of Today Is The Day, and featuring guest appearances by Steve Austin, Rennie Resmini (Starkweather), and Scott Angelacos (Bloodlet). Check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (everyone in class looks at me awkwardly)

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

Why would anyone try to mosh to snoop dogg? fkn moronic!!

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jomama writes:

LOL, Good story, thanks for sharing. It's good to laugh at one's self. And by the way, I went to that show back in 97 in Pittsburgh. Tool, Korn, Snoop Dog. What a crowd that was!

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Pit attempt while f@cking hammered, never a good idea....

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetalByNumbers writes:

I didn't laugh..cuz that happened to me. Minus the broken nose and knocked out teeth. I got hammered in the back of the head by some dude with a studded bracelet on and that part of his arm just happened to hit me in the back of my head.

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. EsotericSurgery writes:

"You know? 10,000 white boys with tribal tattoo's who "rock out" to bands like Disturbed and Godsmack. Alright, so now that we're on the same page, we can continue."

LMFAO!!!!!

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

damn! you beat me to it ES....that is EXACTLY the part that made me laugh!

fvcking classic description....a real fvcking goon squad :)

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Southern_Bastard writes:

Hahahaha, This is my favorite "Pit Stories' so far. Hilarious.

DoucheBag Pit! I'de have to say the worst 'douchebag' pit I participated in = RATM in 1998. Horrible.

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Haha that's even better SB

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. mikesandwich writes:

haha bren, i was at that show but that was before i knew you. i did the same thing at Queens of the stoneage but minus broken nose and tooth. i barely remember but i went to mosh (no mosh pit) and i just remember getting punched in the back of the head and a bouncer throwing me out, or threatening me or something

# Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metal2death writes:

this better not happen on saturday! im seeing snoop haha

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KORNDOGG writes:

This f*** sounds like he deserved it!!!!!

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