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Pit Stories: Stumbling Into A Fight Outside The Show

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Every week we catch up with band members and metal fans to get their best stories from live shows. While the pit is usually where most of the action is, heading outside for a break can come with many dangers all on its own, as Kevin George from Martriden and At Home In Hell recently learned. Kevin shared the following tale of unexpectedly entering a fight while seeing a show with his girlfriend:

Katelynn and I were out at the Odyssey show, decided to go outside because Hooves (the opening band) were actually too loud, even for me. Next door, In This Moment were playing, so there were a lot of confused-with-life individuals hanging around outside.

We were standing there for the time being, trying to decide whether to go get earplugs or not, when we realized that 8 ft away from us was not just some overly excited girls...but one was just thoroughly giving the other a verbal lashing like no other. Some shit about "how dare you tell everyone I work on Sprague" came up...for the uninformed, she got called a hooker.

After about a minute of this belligerent retardfest, the angry one hits the other girl in the face pretty good-like. She then grumbles some other incomprehensible bullshit and cocks her fist back again. The other girl...the receiver, if you will...runs between Katelynn and I, tucks he head between us and cries the most feebly pussified "help me" that a little emo girl who couldn't get in to see In This Moment ever could. It was pretty pitiful, actually.

The troll girl hit her in the back of the head anyways, which is really what caused my following response due to her coming within too close of our proximity with her anger. I stepped forward and said "Alright, that's enough. You've made your point, now get the fuck out of here!" She gave me this confused look like she didn't know whether to try hitting her again or not, or whether I'd actually do something again if she did. She then walks over to this wigger dickhead and starts bitching about the girl, as if she's not only trying to justify her attacks on her but it also seemed like she was trying to get Slim Shady to maybe posture at me so she could keep going with the assault. He either didn't get it or realized he would be making a mistake to even try because he just sat back.

The angry one made better judgement and started to walk away. I told the slow one she could go the other way now. She says "she'll just come after me again." I said she'd better go now while the bitch is going the totally opposite direction...she finally did. I guess her hippie friend, who was within the vicinity, was too good to come stick up for her, and too stupid to leave with her as they both plopped right down in front of the venue...as if they wanted the other bitch to come back again.

As Katelynn and I walked off, there were a couple dudes saying "right on man, at least that guy stood up for her." I gave them a thanking nod, though I was really laughing inside at the fact that they were just going to let it keep going if I didn't do something. Maybe they were waiting with their phones in-hand to upload a "fight" to youtube...I dunno.

At Home in Hell released new album "In Home Hell" (reviewed here) earlier this year, and you can listen to the track "Beatrice" off the album at this location. Kevin's other band Martriden is also currently working on new material to follow the previous album "Encounter the Monolith." For more on Martriden, check out the band's Facebook profile.

Check back in again next Tuesday for even more Pit Stores shared by fellow metalheads and band members.

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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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