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Pit Stories: Converge's Bizarre Australian Gig

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jacob Bannon, the singer for Converge, tells a tale of a crazy Australian gig:

We played a show in middle of Australia. It was so bizarre. Mainly locals came to the show, mechanics, etc. They had no idea what to make of us. When we arrived, the door was a big school bus with sheet metal attached to the windows, making it a crazy wall into the venue. Tires and old car debris were everywhere. Tons of sand. People wearing the craziest things ever. Football pads, ripped up jeans. But they were all punks in some way and were armed. Totally wild. A little kid was even tossing around a boomerang. It was a total trip. In the middle of our set, a guy drove a dune buggy straight into the crowd. No one got hurt but it was NUTS. Complete chaos. He had a hockey mask on and was scary as fuck. We played a few more songs then jetted. So wild. We almost ran out of gas too. Real shortage out there.

Converge seems to be laying low of late, but was one of the first bands recently confirmed for France's Hellfest in 2011.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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1. Lynx-Ragnarok writes:

I lol'd so hard when I read that. I'm from Australia, That must have been somewhere in the middle of butt f*ck no where ;D

Not everyone is like that ;D

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2. ScumofSociety writes:

Every show should be that crazy! haha

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3. OlafBerzerker writes:

dont try and catch the boomerang whatever you do.

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4. XetaFicction writes:

That sounds f***ing insane!

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5. hellrat writes:

straight outta mad fvckin max!

that's some fvckin road warrior sh!t right there

\m/

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