A concert is not just a live performance by a band, nor a simple show for the fanatics of some bands.
Especially for the metalheads, it is a sacred pilgrimage, a sacred assembly between like-minded people, but also the initiation of younger members of this informal community.
The exchange of aspects and the sharing of plenty of information about what is happening to the participants is essential.
A climate of mutual respect and solidarity among the spectators of such an event can only be felt by the attendee of a festival.
After all, it is no coincidence that almost no one is injured by taking part in some “games“, such as stage diving, age pit or wall of death.
There are specific rules for them, although there is no manual, everyone is aware of them.
Always willing to share them at a “tenderfoot *” of concerts.
This camaraderie is difficult to explain to people full of stereotypical ideas about metal.
What do we mean?
The well-known online magazine Loudwire has released a short video from last year’s “Rock USA fest” in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
During the appearance of Killswitch Engage, a small mosh pit was created.
There was a little girl, having no experience of “playing” and looking scared, trying to understand what is happening.
This makes a lot of sense since she was only half the size of the metalheads involved.
The little girl’s reaction did not go unnoticed by those present, as well as her willingness to participate, but at the same time her ignorance of how it is done.
So the older ones started to encourage her, showing her what basic moves are.
The question that may remain unanswered is who had the most fun, the “tenderfoot” or the experienced metalheads?
A look at the video can make it clear …
It is a fact that in such events, it is no longer rare for two generations to coexist.
In older bands and three generations.
The remarkable thing is that there is always a good willingness for everyone to introduce younger members to the world of metal.
Without any kind of patronage or arrogance…
Credits to Toris Welsch & others for making this happen 💚Have some wholesome metal 🖤🤘🏼
Gepostet von Charlotte Angel am Dienstag, 21. April 2020