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Pit Stories: Brutal Katy Perry Stilleto Heel Pit Scarier Than Slayer Shows?

We've been talking with bands and fans everywhere to get their mosh pit stories, and this week we found a Pit Story from the most unlikely of places, showing that heavy metal doesn't have a monopoly on crazy pit antics. A special thanks goes out to Metalunderground.com reader Hellyeah for bringing to this to our attention.

Show-goer Alex White was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries at a brutal Katy Perry show in Welington, New Zealand on May 10th. Somehow the hundreds of school age children who attended the show managed to escape unscathed. According to a report from Stuff.co.nz, White and several others were injured during a mosh pit scuffle, with some of the attackers wearing stilleto heels and using them as weapons. An excerpt from the story follows:

Alex White, 24, of Porirua, left the event bloodied and battered after a group of women began to assault her and sister Tori, 17, moments into Perry's second song. At home nursing a black eye, scratches and bruises yesterday, the sales representative and mother-of-one said that, when Perry began to sing, she and Tori were three rows from the front. The crowd was surging forward – "normal for a concert." A woman next to her told her to stop pushing, and Ms White replied that she could not help it.

Then she felt a blow to her head, and said a group of about seven women began to punch her. Tori was also being assaulted, while others in the crowd were screaming and trying to push the attackers away.

While Tori was dragged out by security staff, a terrified Ms White was yanked by her hair down to the floor. "Fists were flying, and you've just got so many fists to the head ... I got all dizzy, and blacked out for a few seconds.

"I thought I was going to end up at A&E in a coma, and not wake up." She managed to get up and wave her arms in the air, screaming, "Get me out, get me out" to security. After they pulled her out, she was attended by St John staff, but was so shaken that she did not stay for the rest of the concert. "Who wants to stay after that?"

Footage of the massively heavy show, which clearly had an insane pit going that could rival anything from Slayer or Lamb of God, can also be viewed below.

You can read the entire story at the Stuff.co.nz website by heading over to this location.

Feel free to share your favorite mosh pit story below, and check back next Tuesday to get even more Pit Stories from metal shows.

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. pooprocks666 writes:

LMFAO WHAT THE f***.

# May 24, 2011 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. New Zealander writes:

This is embarassing......

# May 24, 2011 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

It's a wake up call that all of us metalheads needed to see how pathetic and horrid the non-metal music world is. Thank god I listen to the music I do! :-P

# May 24, 2011 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Aussie writes:

Coming from the Capital of New Zealand - Gold Coast Australia!(sorry New Zealander - I just couldnt help myself)
I wouldnt get in the way of any of the New Zealand Maori women! Some are big chicks who can thrown big punches!

# May 24, 2011 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BoltThrower writes:

That might be the most obnoxious mix of colors that I've ever seen. It looks like someone blew up the Sherwin Williams plant after removing all the normal colored paint.

# May 24, 2011 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. WOLF7 writes:

I've always suspected Katy Perry is actually bad for you...

# May 25, 2011 @ 5:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slade900 writes:

those girls are f***ing crazy i think they would kill just to get to the singer i really do

# May 25, 2011 @ 6:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrianMN writes:

More proof that non metal heads shall not mosh.
I bet all seven of them had syncronized periods, that's why they went bat $hit all at once.
The "swarm" of pms assaulters sensed the other girls were not in sync with them so the did what all wild animals do....they ATTACKED!!!

# May 25, 2011 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ LMFAO!!!

ROFL!!!! @ this article

slade: i would go crazy to get close to katy perry too, then go crazy on her ;)

# May 25, 2011 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kief- writes:

Amen Deathbringer!!!!!!

# May 25, 2011 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Southern_Bastard writes:

Hilarious article, well done sir.

# May 25, 2011 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b.bristowe writes:

This is the fall of society.

# May 25, 2011 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Thug pug writes:

the video... at 1:28 someone throws horns

# May 25, 2011 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. xPlaguedBastardx writes:

Just because some b****es overreacted to being pushed a little doesn't make the "pit" anything that can even come close to the glorious brutality of Slayer pits.

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. mandaivxx writes:

i see fights at metal shows all the time! your gonna compare a katy perry show to the brutality of a slayer just because some girls got into a fight?...sh** i seen girls throw down at a metal show before.

# May 26, 2011 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. deathbringer writes:

It's all in good fun, guys :-) I support the statements of #14.

# May 26, 2011 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

It's called a sense of humor. You guys should try it sometime. It can be a lot of fun.

# May 26, 2011 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. n0thinghead writes:

hey guys, u mad? ;) trolololol

# May 26, 2011 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. xPlaguedBastardx writes:

Like seriously, I was in a Slayer pit, it was so intense, there was literally less air in the venue. Me and my bros were having trouble breathing because the pit was so f***ing good. When Katy Perry gets to that point, come find me.

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20. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'd still put my tongue in her butt.

# May 27, 2011 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BoltThrower writes:

Unicorns and glitter!!

# May 27, 2011 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

^^ Flo? lol

bg: oh! but of course!! and also a bunch of other places too ;)

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. slade900 writes:

n0thinghead im with you there she is one fine lady

# May 31, 2011 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. n0thinghead writes:

i would say u get back while i got the front, but i never liked sharing.

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25. GORECUNT writes:

You know...starting a mosh pit at a Lady Gaga concert is still a good idea...

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