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Pit Stories: How Not To Enjoy A Show - Overdosed

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. Last week's story focused on drinking, so this week let's take it up a notch to drugs. Jason Schmidt of California metalers Graf Orlock, shares his story from a remote corner of Australia:

Orange, New South Wales, Australia, June 2010. Graf Orlock and Dangers were doing a 3 week tour of this fair former penal colony, roughly 160 miles west of Sydney with a burgeoning population of 31,000. We played a rowdy and entertaining house show there, which was of particular historical interest because it appeared NO bands from out of town had ever played there. Whilst the mid-song running and punching was in full fiasco, there appeared to be an injured kid lying in the back of the room. Not only was this kid lying down, his face was a Violet Beauregarde color blue, and small tremors seemed to take over his half naked body. The ambulance people were called, his mom arrived, and his minor drug-induced seizure was put to rest in short order. Since then this house has been christened 'Seizure's Palace' and remains a highlight of our summer (winter) abroad.

Graf Orlock's new EP, "Doombox," is out January 18, 2011 on Vitriol Records. Known for insane artwork and elaborate packaging, Graf Orlock steps it up once again with Doombox -- a 30"x10"x10" fold-out cardstock "boombox" that houses the Doombox EP on CD and vinyl, plus a bonus CD containing Graf Orlock's entire "Destination Time" trilogy. Also known for its far-flung DIY world touring, Graf Orlock has repeatedly toured Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Europe, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the US, all on its own dime.

Check out some of their music on the band's official MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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1. Vans69 writes:

Hi, I just wanted to share a personal story with you guys, on how NOT to enjoy a show. Recently I went to a Rock event in Aruba, and despite the fact of being from the original Rock generation, I wanted to show my support for the new local Rock bands. Everything was going good and well, I had some whisky sodas, but wasn't quite to my desired "highness level", so I made the terrible error of trying to speed up the process, by drinking some "long island ice teas" (that's rum, vodka, gin and tequila together harmoniously in one drink). As far as I can remember, before my light switch was turned off, I had 4. The next following day I woke up dizzy, in a cell. Turned up that I went to sleep it off in my car, IN FRONT of one of the police departments (felt protected perhaps), and the police wanted to check on me, and I'm not particullary someone who likes to be woken up,...and the rest you can imagine....Besides this, a couple of days ago in another Rock event, a friend told me that on the before mentioned date, I was in the mosh pit, jumping with, as we described it ourselves, the smurfs, while they we're trying to throw down Gargamel...So guys, drink only ONE long island ice tea at a time during Rock events, specially if you haven't drank for a while....

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