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Pit Stories: What Else Could Go Wrong?

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Tony Wolfe, guitarist of Owen Hart, shares a story about a show in Texas where things just didn't go quite as planned:

Being a band for 6 some years in the DIY house tour circuit produces a lot of fucking nutty show shit, such as people trying to pass you a crack pipe while you're playing, a high-as-fuck girl cutting her face with a knife, our friends in Elitist flooding everything by breaking the main water pipe in a basement (the show must go on), etc.

But by far the craziest shit happened to us in Texas in 2008. The following events happened all at one show. Our singer got slapped by someone's mom after the set because she didn't like the speech he'd given about evolution before one of our songs. While this was happening, someone was throwing up all over our merch table. Earlier, our drummer Brian had somehow managed to eat well over the recommended weed brownie dosage for playing grind drums and played everything at about 1/3 speed... He literally fell asleep on his snare during the evolution speech. Then we come to find out our van got broken into during the show by skinheads and, out of all our ipods, money box, and spare gear, the only thing they stole were our roadie's fanny pack and my jean jacket. Fuck Texas. RIP Dimebag."

Owen Hart's debut full-length, "Earth Control," is out January 18 on Vitriol Records. In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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1. Amzer writes:

hahaha I liked the getting slapped for talking about evolution part.

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

LMFAO!!! "our roadie's fanny pack" lmao

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BoltThrower writes:

This would make a better movie than Spinal Tap.

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. zMETALlica writes:

man i love the stories from smaller acts. it's great. fanny pack: wtf who still uses those?!

# Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

i've heard u (zM) and fanny packs are like this ::cross fingers:: i'm just saying.

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

After 30 years in the biz i've learned to never ask the question: "what else could go wrong". It inevitably brings about things you couldn't possibly imagine.

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

"While this was happening, someone was throwing up all over our merch table."

As a merch seller for a band I have seen that happen to other merch sellers. Dumb a$$ drunks ruin merch cause they drank too damn much beer!!!

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

that sh!t is fvckin funny right there....esp the hell baked drummer, and the angry mama slappping that guy's sh!t...

oh ya...and fannypacks :)

# Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. PureT3chD34th666 writes:

at this one show i was at this girl got stomped in the chest and punctured her lung or something it was fkn hectic, it was a great show though

# Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ams0113 writes:

"F#@$ Texas. RIP Dimebag."

Yeah that pretty much sums it up lmfao

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