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Circle pits
« on: March 11, 2009, 04:56:49 AM »
Call me boring and old-fashioned, but what the fuck is it with circle pits?

It irritates the shit out of me when getting pushed to the side at a good metal gig just so I can make room for a bunch of mad cunts wanting to run around in a huge circle. Seriously. Get some balls and bring back the moshpit you pussies.  :headbang:

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 05:00:33 AM »
Thats worth a hail straight up. Nice.

I just dont get ninja dancing, but its so funny to watch, so I hope it stays fashionable.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 05:07:22 AM »
if your ballsy enough when they start it up just run straight through it.

I don't mind hardcore dancing but not at a metal gig. It should stay at hardcore shows.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 05:07:43 AM »
I couldn't be bothered with moshing/dancing in general at a gig anymore. Those circle pits are annoying cos they take up a lot of space and they push everyone not dancing further away from the stage.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 05:13:08 AM »
At amps seems as though its about 50/50 between moshing and hardcore dancing. At the SSS gig i got a bit pissed off at the flailing limbs and just tripped one of the cunts over. Its normally the drunk ones who are the worst.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 05:24:05 AM »
Circle pits are just a mating dance for pole smoking fruits who have no sense of rhythm and no place at metal gigs.

Any band that calls for one instantly loses my respect.

I'll bang my head, I'll thrash the fuck about, but I'm not moving aside so a bunch of pussies can run around in circles like they're playing kiss chasey.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 05:41:45 AM »
Don a helmet and charge headlong into the fray, you cowards.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 05:42:24 AM »
Hear, hear..

We're called head bangers for a reason - get up there and bang your head til you get whiplash.

People that do that stuff are too busy running around to even pay attention to the bands or music, trying to out do or impress each other. If you want to be a poser and do some new age crap like that or jumping or airy fairy milling then do it in your bedroom.  8)

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 06:09:51 AM »
I've never really understood them either. Listening to metal doesn't tend to make me want to run around in a large circle. But hardcore dancing at a metal show pisses me off a lot more, there were a few in the pit at mastodon a few years back.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009, 07:14:06 AM »
I dunno not at every gig obviously but i've been in a coupla good ones.... Seemed fun at the time, although its more than possible i'm a complete lunatic.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2009, 07:37:13 AM »
More like circle shits.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2009, 07:38:42 AM »
well theres the people who open a circle to run around the circle without even roughing up, and then theres the people who open up a circle to get a slam pit going, they are a little bit more respectable since people are at least getting hurt :P

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 05:07:03 PM »
Dam straight ya'll ! whatever happen to good ol' up and down?!!!I cringe now everytime i hear a band say "open this shit up", seriously it's old. Ie soundwave, in which everyband that played on the metal stage did the sammme thing right after one another, "open this shit up!" or "lets see a cricle pit!". I loved the show but i would have thought they would have at least tried to do something different than the band(s) before them.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 05:13:32 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_pit

"Circle pits can be traced to the Bay Area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, as reported by numerous thrash metal artists. "

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 05:18:08 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_pit

"Circle pits can be traced to the Bay Area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, as reported by numerous thrash metal artists. "

DO YOU LIKE TRASH METORRRRRRRRRRL? :P

But at least those old school pits didn't have fuckbag hoddie wearing wannbe ninja's in em !

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009, 05:25:53 PM »
No, those pits just had punks, skinheads and metalheads in them who would DELIBERATELY knock your teeth out rather than some skinny metalcore kid flailing his arms around desperately trying NOT to :P
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2009, 05:32:02 PM »
Hurl them down here:






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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 05:35:42 PM »
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 05:43:03 PM »
oh please
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2009, 05:48:09 PM »
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2009, 06:16:17 PM »
This circle pit goes off!!!! :headbang:


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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2009, 06:34:35 PM »
I think f you're watching a band minding you're own neck tearing business and have someone carrying on like a fucking shitwit knock you over because they were playing jungle gym, then we have the right to do the same back {without resorting to running in a circle}. Get fucked.

I can comprehend how the energies in metal music can translate to rhythmic 'head banging' , but running in a circle?  ???

Sounds/look(s) like posertards.  :thumbdown:

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2009, 06:39:46 PM »
The Wailing Wall wins!  :laugh:

Why not make a SQUARE PIT?
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2009, 06:55:54 PM »
HAHAHA.... those million muslim man meatgrinders fucking RULE!!! ;D
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2009, 07:19:28 PM »
Dam straight ya'll ! whatever happen to good ol' up and down?!!!

that shits me off even more than circle pits, theres nothing i find more annoying than trying to watch a band from upclose, when every cunt around you decides to jump up and down. There is nothing that reminds me more of 13 year old emo and nu metal fags than a bunch of people jumping up and down.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2009, 08:31:44 PM »
I havent seen a circle pit at a local metal show in years..  :-\

Circle pits are way better than push moshing!

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2009, 08:39:34 PM »
The thing that makes me angriest at a show is when you cling to the front bar all night, forgoing drinks, toilets and socialising to be sure you will be up close and personal with your favourite people ... and then some half-witted blow-in decides to spend the entire show punching, pushing and elbowing you, putting you in a chokehold, pulling your hair, spitting at you ... anything to move you away from that bar.

AND they don't really know/like the band.  >:(


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_pit

"Circle pits can be traced to the Bay Area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, as reported by numerous thrash metal artists. "

DO YOU LIKE TRASH METORRRRRRRRRRL? :P

Thanks for posting that, I was going to say I've noticed it's mainly American bands that try to force those shenanigans.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2009, 11:23:33 PM »
I havent seen a circle pit at a local metal show in years..  :-\

Circle pits are way better than push moshing!

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2009, 11:35:49 PM »
I havent seen a circle pit at a local metal show in years..  :-\

Circle pits are way better than push moshing!

haha thats because you can just stand in the middle and look all awkward while crazy people circle around you like sharks.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2009, 12:00:52 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_pit

"Circle pits can be traced to the Bay Area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, as reported by numerous thrash metal artists. "

DO YOU LIKE TRASH METORRRRRRRRRRL? :P

ah right, didnt know what a circle pit was, not sure ive seen one..
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2009, 12:01:51 AM »
I havent seen a circle pit at a local metal show in years..  :-\

Circle pits are way better than push moshing!

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Neither are better than the other - both combined the 80s "BAY AREA" way is best ;D
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2009, 12:19:07 AM »
Fuck circle pits.... Trendy bullshit. This is the ONLY pit for those types:
 
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2009, 12:21:53 AM »
Fuck circle pits.... Trendy bullshit. This is the ONLY pit for those types:
 





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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2009, 12:22:33 AM »

Why not make a SQUARE PIT?


Personally, I'd like to see an "X" pit.
Where people would lineup in the 4 corners of the bar, then run into the centre creating a flurry of head clashes, and damaged limbs,lots of blood noses and generally one big mess. Im sure Lamb Of God would really get a kick out of that.

Pits were created in the Bay Area huh ?
I thought it was moshers who wanted a more more dangerous form of ring-ring-a-rosy. :laugh:

Anyway, speaking of circle pits , I heard the NRL is going back to the old slogan of "Thats my Team !". But since Brett Stewart was involved they want to change it slightly to "Thats My Teen !" .   :rofl:

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2009, 12:23:38 AM »

Heeeey, it's the killer condom..... Go GIGER!!  :)
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2009, 12:24:34 AM »
Why not make a SQUARE PIT?
Personally, I'd like to see an "X" pit.
It's a good idea. But you have to be straight edge to go in it, right??  :P
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2009, 12:46:34 AM »
You'd have to be a fuckin idiot to go in it.







Actually, you might go alright if you go in turned to the side just before collision, leading with your strongest shoulder.
You'd still end up on your ass, due to shear weight of numbers, you'll probably get trampled too. People would be charging in from all sides, so you cant back out.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2009, 01:22:44 AM »
Bah, there's nothing too bad about circle pits, especially in the open air. I remember watchin' As I Lay Dying at a distance at Wacken (think I was with Smitty or Sean) and the size of the circle pits was fucking ENORMOUS and looked so damn impressive on the big screen. We're talking about 20m+ diameter.

Unless you're some dickhead called Peter Dolving asking for one at nearly 3am ???
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 04:48:53 AM »

Why not make a SQUARE PIT?




Anyway, speaking of circle pits , I heard the NRL is going back to the old slogan of "Thats my Team !". But since Brett Stewart was involved they want to change it slightly to "Thats My Teen !" .   :rofl:

SnnnnnnnnAAAAAAAAAAp.

HAHA  :rofl:


circle pits are amusing, but I got bored of that one at in flames after 1 revolution
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 05:04:17 AM »
The biggest "circle pit" i've ever seen was at SummerBreeze 08. it was going around and through the crowd and took about 90 seconds to make 1 full revolution, it seemed to go on for hours. :P

In actual fact it was about a thousand people running around in a massive oblong shaped circle around the recording tower and the mosh pit.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2009, 03:30:57 PM »
This is a really interesting thread.
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 09:40:44 PM »
This is a really interesting thread.

Agreed. About as interesting as running in a circle.

Go on, try it. I did, its fucking boring.

Alternatively, form your own circle pit by nailing one foot to the floor.




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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2009, 10:19:55 PM »
star picket you and all your mates right or left feet to the floor for ultimate circle pit mayhem  :headbang:

note - all star picketed feet must be from the same side of the body
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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2009, 07:02:16 AM »
SOD is the only one who knows anything about anything, judging by this thread.

The rest of you go back to Metal 101.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2009, 07:31:54 PM »
SOD is correct. Circle pits started in the Bay area & Slayer were one of the first bands to make them a regular event internationally on tour. The Slayer pits were fast & violent.
Circle pits are great when every cunt goes as hard & fast as possible, anyone in front going slower than you who gets in the way gets bulldozed.
A true circle pit is the metal equiv to speedball, the ball is juat an excuse to slam into other like minded willing people as hard as possible as is the circle.
I walked backward unknowingly into a circle pit @ a festival once. Painfully hilarious or was that Hilariously painful. 
Going in the opposite direction is always fun.
Also circle pits on wet stainless steel floors are fucking brutal.

Lamb of God were attempting to get a wall of death happening as they always do for the song Black Label @ Soundwave, but the crowd was too retarded to get it right.
Brutal circle pits are cool but walls of death & X's are way better.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2009, 06:49:44 AM »
This thread is as good as any to post the following joke.

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Re: Circle pits
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2009, 06:54:04 PM »
that is pretty funny actually  :laugh:
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