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Pit Stories: Worst. Smelling. Set. Ever.

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Ande Otte, guitarist of Canadian melodic hard rock band Versus The Nothing, shares one from a pizza joint in Manitoba:

Tuning our string waiting to play our set in Brandon, MB at a small pizza joint turned into a music venue for the night. I looked out at the crowd as they were rowdier than most and knew the night was gonna be great!! Just as we played our first note, a guy who we had been watching do the head bob for over an hour puked a bucket's worth all over the pit right in front of the stage. I looked at the bar tender and she gave me the look like thats metal. With no hesitation from the crowd they moshed throught the puke the entire set without even batting an eye and for some reason people kept falling in the pit that night. WORST SMELLING SET EVER!!

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

PERFECT REASON WHY ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE SERVED AT CONCERTS!!!

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. btbamfav20 writes:

they should serve weed instead

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

ill agree to that one bam bam!!

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Metalheadx101x writes:

^^ But how the f*** am I supposed to be a reckless violent idiot if im not drunk off my ass? Think about these things.

(yes I sense the sarcasm)

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

do a pre-drunk (pre show drinikng binge)!! gives you whole show to mosh it out of yourself!!

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

Maybe the fella just had an upset stomach? Why you gotta judge him and assume he was drunk? :D

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Ya, this beats the usual armpits azz and stale pot stench at most shows. ..
Pizza and beer aren't a great combo anyhow, talk about upchuck city. ...
BTW, there is a short list of bands I would mosh in puke to....this would not be one of them....but cool story

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. silvermountains writes:

I kinda get frustrated with alcohol sales at shows cause then venues have to put age limits on shows, and since I'm not 21 yet, I can't get into shows that are 21+ and with Death Angel coming to town........ that rule is pissing me off haha

# Dec 21, 2010 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. inhatredofme writes:

unless it's a local bar show it's not worth buying beer there anyway, usually it's a minimum $10 for a small beer.

# Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. btbamfav20 writes:

i remember spending 10bucks for a waterbottle during Necrophagist. a truly brutal show ahaha

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. OlafBerzerker writes:

its a slippery slope. you gotta hit the booze and dope equally or lookout. poor guy drinking canadian beerce i presume.... he never stood a chance

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SpiralJon writes:

Then again, the booze sales are generally what keep great venues open. And I got nothing against people getting drunk as long as they don't f*** up my show experience.

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. btbamfav20 writes:

ya, if i;m rolling in puke and getting stepped on, thats no fun.

NP: Inside Out - Surface 2 Air

# Dec 28, 2010 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. n0thinghead writes:

LMAO @ the story. great, funny story, but i would NVR mosh in puke for ANY band. at. all.

i feel for u silvermnts. i've had to worry about age limited shows for a lil while, but now, as of this past monday (12/27), i no longer have to stress that sh**

that's right my fellow MU amigos, i'm fvckin' 21!!! now, i'm legal to make an a$$ of myself =)

and "bam bam" (LOL at branded's ability to come up with clever nicks for us here at MU), i would LOVE that idea of #2

# Dec 29, 2010 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Hammerheart writes:

...Tasty.

# Dec 29, 2010 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Lynx-Ragnarok writes:

Probably one of the best things about Australia, Our legal drinking age is 18, Once you hit 18, Your legal to get off your face on alcohol anywhere, Anytime!

Though the down side is we get f*** all out here!

# Dec 29, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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