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Pit Stories: Poster Pranks And An Awkward Ending

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Teloch of Nidingr, and now also of Mayhem, sent in a pit story along with some photo evidence:

Ok, this was back when I was doing guitars in 1349. We played a festival here in Europe; I don't remember what festival it was, but I'm guessing this was in 2007. Celtic Frost played the same festival, and we were just back from doing a tour with them in North America, so we got to know them pretty well. As soon as CF started their gig at this festival I was starting to get drunk, hence I was having a good time and wanted to raise some hell.

Together with Mustis from Dimmu Borgir, I went to the production office and got some tools to work with. I ended up with a poster with a message to Franco their drummer, as I also did a couple of times when we did the tour with them. I think one of the posters read: "Franco, I have AIDS," which I was waving around in the pit, hiding my face so that none of the guys in CF could see who the idiot with the poster was.

At this time I took it a step further; since I was playing at the festival I had a backstage pass. So I went up onstage, started to mosh around the Celtic guys with the poster taped around my body. For the finale, I stagedived head first with my hands to my side, headbutting at least two other heads before I landed, fainted, woke up with no shoes, and had to take the van back with Celtic Frost to our hotel after the gig. Tom G. did not seem very happy with my stunt, but I for one, had a good time.

Photo evidence after the jump:

Poster complete

On stage with poster

Nidingr returned from a five year hiatus with the new album "Wolf Father," released earlier this year. Check out our recent interview with Teloch here.

Check back next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories.

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1. Rex_84 writes:

"Franco, you f***ed my a$$ but don't remember me." lol

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2. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I now want to tour with this guy as soon as i get a band up and running. This is awesome. What a douche.

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3. NW_MetalHead writes:

hahhaha awesome

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4. decapitator94 writes:

Hahaha, I love that guy.

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