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Katatonia this Friday

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by Srontgorrth, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Cephalopod

    Cephalopod The Secrecies of Horror

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    God damn it, I saw these guys last night but I got so drunk that I missed half the set. I do remember hearing some Viva Emptiness, though.
     
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    You hit the nail on the head....once a few idiots start a pit you really cant watch and enjoy the show since you dont want to get blindsided. That has happened at many shows. Nothing is worse when a song you really like is playing and you cant enjoy it because some dumb ass wants to run into you. I so bad want to bring in something sharp to poke people with when they do that.
     
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    Mountain King The lord is my pants

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    Dude I totally love doing that to them!
     
  4. Saladbar

    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Yeah but you gotta actually be at the shows to do it. :p
     
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    I hate when people mosh/surf at shows where it doesn't even make sense... like Katatonia. If you go see Dark Angel or Municipal Waste or something, it's a different story. If you don't want moshers and divers, don't go. But for Katatonia, Opeth, Symphony X, etc., DON'T FUCKING MOSH.
     
  6. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    There was actually circle pit action for Sonata Arctica and Ion Vein a couple years ago...
     
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    No. Fuck that. I have a right to enjoy myself, just as the defenders of moshing say moshers do.
     
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    Saladbar Jose Saladbar

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    Well yeah there are some bands that you would expect to see people moshing to, for example if I went to a Slayer concert I would stay the F off the floor by the stage cause you know there's some crazy pit going to bust out, however at the Katatonia show it was the same 6 people that tried to do the mosh thing and only succeeded in pissing people off.
    I spilled half my Heineken for f*ck's sake!
     
  9. KaptainKrude

    KaptainKrude Your Psychotic Companion

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    See, I'm mean, but not that mean. I'm not out to actually hurt someone, but if they happen to bounce a few times on the way down... ah well. Really, the best way I've ever dealt with an idiot crowd surfer was to reach up and unzip her backpack as she was passed along. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid...
     
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    Well yeah, but when it's expected, you shouldn't complain about it. I'm not saying it was "expected" at the Katatonia show, cause moshing to Katatonia is probably the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. I remember when I saw Opeth in 2005, people moshed during the "heavy" part of Face of Melinda. wtf :ill:

    And yeah Jasonic, I was at that show, if you're talking about at HOB in 2006. I remember that. Sonata isn't for moshing either.

    Speaking of Sonata, who's going on Friday?
     
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    I was there too. The crowd at that show was really lame all around.
     
  12. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Us older guys could tell you mosh pit stories you would not believe.
    Metal shows, esp thrash gigs, were heavily attended by skinheads, who were primarily there to start fights in the pit.

    The most disgusting sight I have ever laid eyes on was the men's bathroom at the Aragon Ballroom, following a Slayer gig on the South of Heaven tour. I have NEVER seen so much blood!!!

    While there are some boneheads now who go to "mosh", shows aren't anywhere near as violent as they used to be.
     
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    I am going on friday. looking for someone to meet up with?
     
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    I'm gonna be there with a bunch of my friends (probably 6-10), but maybe I'll see you there. We plan on getting down there early since none of us have school on Friday.
     
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    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Awesome!!! Bob and the high school kids!
    Watch your wallets kids!

    Cellador is playing too now.
     
  16. Knulla

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    Really? I don't really like them on CD, but they might be better live. That's the case with most power metal I don't like, it seems.

    edit: And for the record, most of my friends that will be in attendance are out of high school already. Me, however... :(
     
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    KaptainKrude Your Psychotic Companion

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    *grumble grumble* institute day *grumble grumble*
     

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