Are you a mosh warrior? Do you bring the mosh? (To the appropriate concerts.)
I'd get destroyed in a mosh pit. I just want to enjoy the music, preferably not having to worry about some sweaty drunk retards bashing into me. I know they're a staple at metal shows and I accept that, but it pisses me off when people try to mosh at, say, a 311 concert.
No I prefer to sit in the back and judge people that are having casual fun... Of course I mosh, it's much friendlier then it looks most of the time. The trick to successful moshing is to keep one foot slightly off the ground, so if you get shoved in any direction you can pivot on your planted foot and set the other one down to stop you from falling over.
I listen to metal but I'm never there for the pit. I paid money to listen to a band and watch them live, not jump around with a bunch of idiots.
I call them idiots because 2 friends of mine got so into it one year that they cracked their skulls open and now they don't remember being at this one concert at all. Money gone!
I don't listen to music that lends itself to moshing that often. And when I do, because I'm not a 14 year old with a dumb looking mowhawk and a leather jacket with tape and shit on it, I don't derive joy from throwing myself in a pit with a bunch of sweaty men groping each other. If that's your thing, good on you. I'd rather dance. Having some nevertakesashower bitch bouncing all over me doesn't enhance the music, I feel.
I did when I was younger, but I stopped when I realized that it prevented me from enjoying the music (and the fact that a lot of the people who do mosh are fucking assholes), and the music is really why I would be at a show in the first place. I don't mind others doing it as long as it doesn't get out of hand, but I never jump in myself anymore. I'm usually standing right on the edge of the pit keeping people from getting knocked down into the rest of the crowd.
I used to play in a grindcore band. When I was on stage I would enjoy the sight of people ripping each other apart to our music. It mean's you're doing something right. However, as an audience member I pretty much never participated. It sucks getting elbowed in the back by some big oaf while you're trying to watch a band.
I only like light moshing to be honest, if that even makes any sense...
I don't try to form a circle of death or anything but I do like pushing and swaying into the people next to me to either piss them off during a dead gig (or when it's inappropriate, like when the band are playing an acoustic or an emotional song) or if it's a really good atmosphere and everyone just wants to bump into you anyway - like during the midst of an Iron Maiden concert or something.
For the record, Maiden were excellent in Glasgow this year...lol
I used to mosh a lot more when I was in better shape. Now I get winded too easily. Not only that but there always seem to be those flailing pussies swinging punches and kicks in a tornado hoping to hit someone. I'd like to strangle each and every one of them until their eyes turn blood red. Then keep strangling.
But if the band is just completely tearing ass, then I'll shove some dudes who want to be shoved, sure.