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Pit Stories: Hypno5e's Ill-Timed Stage Dive

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Every week we check in with fans and bands to get their mosh pit stories from metal shows. This time around bassist Gredin of French experimental act Hypno5e has shared a story of an ill-timed stage dive.

It was in Chandler, in the south of Chicago, 3 years ago, it was our first American tour with Hypno5e, the gig was going so well that I decided to jump into the crowd, brainless. The thing was that the lights were pretty bad so from the stage I couldn't see a thing. I happened to jump on a fat lady in her fifties, she rolled over and crashed under a table of the bar. I was too excited to notice anything, my comrades on stage were laughing while playing but I didn't understand why...

After the show I was told about all that, the lady s ankle was a little hurt and she was saying she was looking for the one in charge to sue him. Fortunately, the woman was the mother of a good friend of the guy who booked the show (a really good fellow by the way) so she stopped complaining at some point. That's the day I learned that going to court was the American way for having the wealth charges payed back since they didn't have any welfare system.

To hear tracks available for streaming online and find out what's going on with the band, head over to the Hypno5e MySpace music profile. Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more stories from the mosh pit.

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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. OverkillExposure writes:

"Didn't have any welfare system?" Buddy, you've got a LOT to learn about America in this century. Then again, maybe you have a point. It's less of a "system" and more of a disorganized philosophy of legalized theft.

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2. sonictherapy writes:

I knew the guy was pedantic when he referred to the woman as a fat lady in her fifties. Why not just refer to her as "a woman?"

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3. Cynic writes:

"I happened to jump on a fat lady in her fifties, she rolled over and crashed under a table of the bar." - oh god, my sides, why do I find that so funny?

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