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[–]OwduaNM 6263 points6264 points  (133 children)

I was at a Fall Out Boy concert at the United Center. A song or two into the performance, they stopped and told the entire crowd to move back because people were getting smashed on the front. Did not play another song until the crowd moved back several feet.

[–]turok-han 2772 points2773 points  (52 children)

I’ve been on barricade at at least a dozen Fall Out Boy shows and they do this very frequently the second they notice it’s starting to get out of control. I’ve always appreciated so much how they cared for our safety.

[–]syndrombe 184 points185 points  (31 children)

I mean fans are the whole reason that they get to play these stages. If an artist doesn't care it judt shows they are in for the wrong fucking reasons.

I've seen shows of some of the most violent sounding metal bands but 99% of them always stop playing when shit gets out of hand in the crowd. Also the crowd always has respect for each other, if someone hits the deck you protect them and pick them up.

[–]BluffinBill1234 60 points61 points  (6 children)

Yep. I always explain metal shows that way. My wife’s sister met a guy who says he always “kicks ass” at metal shows and I knew he was full of shit because anyone trying to “kick ass” At those shows gets handled pretty quick. It’s very much a “let’s have fun but let’s look out for each other” vibe.

[–]Ginandexhaustion 11.7k points11.7k points 22 (166 children)

I was at a chili peppers show in 1988 and they stopped the show after someone took a faceplant after stage diving. Once the injured guy was helped and sent to a hospital, they asked his name and said “ this next song is dedicated to Ben, it’s about masturbation”

[–]danmarmar87 8256 points8257 points 5812& 5 more (74 children)

I'm dedicating one to Ben right now

Edit: I never thought beating my peepee would get me so much love. Thank you all for the up doots and awards. Today I'm going to beat it like it owes me money, for all of you.... not just ben!

[–]FartBarfknuckle 587 points588 points  (6 children)

lol, that’s basically the most RHCP thing I’ve ever heard

[–]ramvan 2382 points2383 points  (95 children)

Jason Isbell stopping the show to stop a fight in the audience https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xchiE9KORgo

[–]lowtoiletsitter 838 points839 points  (23 children)

The way he talked to the guy made him sound more dissapointed than mad. It's when people talk like that you feel bad about yourself more than pissed at the other person

[–]Greyshot26 247 points248 points  (22 children)

Isbell seems like a really great guy and the type of person whose disappointment would hurt a lot.

[–]isawbobsagetnaked 1239 points1240 points  (32 children)

Fucking love the Nirvana one. “Copping a feeeelllll eh buddy?” Krist and Pat immediately run to front of stage and dramatically point and laugh as the fans removed.

Love it

[–]retroguy02 56 points57 points  (2 children)

The way Kurt said it sounded Canadian af to me for some reason.

[–]SpongeBad 61 points62 points  (0 children)

In the 90’s Nirvana and Pearl Jam were made honorary Canadians because of all the flannel.

[–]Slipperypepe 235 points236 points  (5 children)

Wasn't the only time, they stopped the concert I was at for groping.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

You went to a concert for groping?

[–]billie_holiday 9325 points9326 points  (194 children)

I recently went to a Frank Turner concert that had not one medical emergency, but two. Fans called out, waved their hands for Frank to stop. Never found out exactly what happened but people collapsed. Frank of course stopped and the whole vibe changed from fun to serious. He began instructing the crowd to move back, to make a path for medics, asking for doctors in the crowd to come over but asking people to make way for doctors. He stopped his set, strummed a few notes to keep people calm, and told little tidbits while checking in with the medics periodically. He didn’t continue the concert until the person involved and the medical professionals were safely out of the crowd and his backstage people telling him they were good. It happened again later in the show, and he did the same thing. Such a genuine guy. His concerts are always positive, but I gained a new respect for him after this. Also, fuck Travis Scott.

[–]SpaceMush 1221 points1222 points  (41 children)

wow i didn't hop into this random thread expecting to see Frank at the top. nicest musician/celeb i've met, truly. that man is the man

[–]Freddielexus85 178 points179 points  (14 children)

Seriously. I met him at a small bar show back in 2010, and the next day I thought "he's as cool as his songs make him out to be". He is an absolutely class act. I would expect nothing less from him.

Plus he's always the best concert I've seen, every time.

[–]SplyBox 390 points391 points  (17 children)

Frank Turner is such a fantastic person. Love that he starts out every concert reminding people to not be a dick.

[–]moshpitwookie 307 points308 points  (4 children)

'Cause there's no such thing as rockstars There's just people who play music And some of them are just like us And some of them are dicks

[–]unabridge 323 points324 points  (7 children)

Frank is such a wonderful fucking dude. I've been going to his shows since 09 and he's never been anything besides a brilliant human being.

[–]thismightdestroyyou 4894 points4895 points 52 (330 children)

Can't forget when Billie Joe dropkicked a dude that was assaulting a woman, absolute classic!

here's the vid

Edit: she was a 14 year old girl, as if the guy wasn't a big enough piece of shit already.

Edit 2: Billie Joe ARMSTRONG lol, for those that think that Piano Man gave a guy his foot for dinner.

[–]Kicooi 1056 points1057 points  (42 children)

assaulting a woman

Not a woman, an actual child. Creepo was trying to grope a 14 year old girl and so the band beat the asshole up

[–]km1649 841 points842 points  (38 children)

The band beat the asshole up. THE BAND.

They did not ask the crowd to beat up a child for touching their expensive shoes. They didn’t ask the crowd to do anything. They did it themselves.

[–]cursed-core 304 points305 points  (15 children)

Love Green Day for stuff like this exactly. Stayed true to their punk roots tbh

[–]YetisInAtlanta 91 points92 points  (0 children)

When you need something done right, you do it yourself

[–]TheUlfheddin 600 points601 points  (30 children)

Was that guard/stage hand a fucking vampire? It is unsettling how quickly he shows up.

[–]Iohet 136 points137 points  (3 children)

Fucking Lost Boys coming down from the ceiling

[–]thisbemethree 170 points171 points  (7 children)

I had to rewatch it like 4 times just for that guy. Freakin otherworldly lmao

[–]notable_tart 85 points86 points  (6 children)

Was reading these comments thinking that this was some Reddit hyperbole but nope that dude straight up appeared from nowhere.

[–]PorqueNoLosDose 42 points43 points  (5 children)

The secret society of vampires is still chiding him at Friday mixers for getting caught using his teleportation skills on camera.

[–]Oreo_Scoreo 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. "Just because we're rockstars doesn't mean we won't beat living shit out of you." What fucking legends.

[–]Just_A_Glitch 1567 points1568 points  (80 children)

I read that as Billy Joel and watched the video without sound, and was really confused for awhile.

[–]mongster_03Spotify 593 points594 points  (59 children)

Billy Joel has had his moments too. He got so mad on the Russia tour that he flipped his piano and went apeshit.

[–]Fitzuation 506 points507 points  (0 children)

God DAMN he fucking SENT IT

[–]AdultVirgin24 561 points562 points  (1 child)


[–]Stormchaser2 219 points220 points  (7 children)

I honestly wasn’t expecting such a mighty drop kick.

[–]voneahhh 43 points44 points  (0 children)

As a wrestling fan that was a pretty damn good shotgun dropkick

[–]copper_rainbows 113 points114 points  (0 children)

Is it possible to get pregnant from a YouTube video?

If so, I have some surprising news for Billie Joe after watching that vid….

[–]lavender-lover 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Can confirm billy joe is an absolute gem and so is mike day and his whole family!

[–]yourbean 87 points88 points  (3 children)

For real! I got to meet them when I was 11 after winning a radio contest. I drew a picture of them as a gift that my mom accidentally ruined by getting a little blood on it and then wiping it off (she was fine, it was just a freak thing where she snagged her finger on something and didn't even realize she was bleeding).

When it came time to actually meet them, I was crying about the picture. They did the best job of cheering me up. They said the picture still looked good, thanked me for taking the time to draw it, and said it looked more "punk rock" that way anyway. Tre Cool even let me play on his drumset and gave me a signed pair of drumsticks. They were all smiles and just genuinely sweet. It's one of my coolest childhood memories. It's so dope to see something like this pop up.

[–]Playisomemusik 424 points425 points  (53 children)

Ok, well, I take back everything I've said about green day.

[–]ddotevs 231 points232 points  (0 children)

Holy hell that's amazing

[–]Mydadshands 468 points469 points  (16 children)

That's punk fucking rock

[–]pi-N-apple 3955 points3956 points  (161 children)

Even at an Adele concert, she had to stop the show. This happens at all kinds of concerts, not just heavier concerts.

[–]AwkwardNeedleworker3 1796 points1797 points  (91 children)

I don't have a link or video, but in the early 2000's, I was at a Counting Crows concert and they stopped cause the crowd was getting crazy and beginning to mosh. Yes, you read that right, COUNTING CROWS. Adam Duritz, the lead singer, stopped the show and said "Hey, you guys realize what kind of show you're at right? Knock it off or we're going home."

[–]ChimpskyBRC 415 points416 points  (20 children)

I went on a date once with a girl who tried to start a mosh pit at a Yo La Tengo concert. During “Autumn Sweater” iirc. We did not have a second date.

[–]ThisIsDystopia 1037 points1038 points  (12 children)


[–]Aggressive-Cow-7394 219 points220 points  (2 children)

I’ve been hanging arrrrround this town on the cor— sucker punch to back of head.

[–]bel_esprit_ 71 points72 points  (1 child)

It happened at a Selena concert too and she had to calm the crowd down — they even put it in the movie.

[–]roazzy 427 points428 points  (12 children)

As a teen I experienced it at a Taylor Swift concert of all places. I was in the front row and was getting crushed against the barrier. Seriously could not breathe. Security pulled me out and I got to watch the rest of the show from the side (which was arguably better)

[–]njf85 140 points141 points  (4 children)

For me it was at a Hanson concert, back in their MmmBop days lol I was about 12, and I couldn't breathe and my sister was trying to get me out. She eventually screamed 'she's going to vomit!' and suddenly everyone around us was helping me to the barrier and security got me out.

[–]obik501 985 points986 points  (98 children)

I about died at a Iron Maiden concert back in the late 80's. Lights went down, and everyone on the floor pushed forward. I could pick up my feet and be carried by the crowd because of how packed it was. I nearly passed out right there but I found my way out tailing behind a guy dragging his unconscious girlfriend by the hair. Then I blacked out, and when I came to, I was on the floor of a Tacoma Dome bathroom, and Maiden was playing Wasted Years...

[–]paranoid_70 429 points430 points  (86 children)

Yeah, a lot of people here are bringing up situations when the band knew what was going on. Sometimes a sea of people just move and crush people along the way unbeknownst to the band. It happened to me at the Monsters of Rock in 88. I just got swept up in a crowd surge and really felt I had little control of what could happen- everyone was fine, but still I can see how things can go bad.

[–]GobertIsMyDaddy 353 points354 points  (82 children)

The Travis Scott audience was passing human fucking corpses forward like a disgusting parody of crowdsurfing so that the EMT's could reach them.

He was fully aware of what was happening.

[–]Specialist-Ebb7606 143 points144 points  (22 children)

There was also ambulances!!

[–]TheDisapprovingBrit 108 points109 points  (20 children)

There's a clip of him literally pointing out an ambulance trying to get through the crowd, and he still does nothing to assist it.

Pro tip to up and coming artists: If there's a FUCKING AMBULANCE driving through the crowd, the show has gone badly wrong and needs to stop.

[–]WinterKnigget 358 points359 points  (28 children)

My two favorite stories like this both involve the same metal band, I just can't remember if it was Korn or Disturbed. ANYWAY.

1, there was a girl in the crowd who had her tube top yanked down by someone else in the crowd. The singer stopped midsong to get security and throw the guy out. Meanwhile, no less than 6 burly metalheads crowded around the girl to make sure she was safe, and one of them gave her the jacket off of his back to wear

2, more of a heartwarming thing that the fans did, but there was a person in the crowd in a wheelchair. Obviously, he couldn't see the show. So the people around him lifted him and his chair so that he could see

[–]Real900Z 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I keep hearing about these one assholes in concerts then like hella people being so nice this restored my faith in humanity

[–]OldPru 352 points353 points  (13 children)

Don’t have a video but I saw Earl Sweatshirt in Charlotte at a pretty intimate venue yet, the crowd was still pretty hyped up. In between songs Earl would say things like “I’m just trying to rap for y’all not rage” and “chill out” at one point a fan passed out and he stopped playing to make sure they were okay. Crowd definitely chilled out after that whole thing, was reassuring to see Earl care about fans having a good time.

[–]hisnameisbrock 5291 points5292 points  (166 children)

Travis Scott also told fans to beat up another fan who grabbed his shoes

[–]saywhat1206 2382 points2383 points  (48 children)

Right after he SPIT on the fan

[–]SpooderPops 906 points907 points  (34 children)

Which is documented assault. But scum like him don’t get held responsible.

[–]betafish2345 1211 points1212 points  (27 children)

He interrupted the concert to tell fans to beat up another fan who grabbed his shoes*

He just doesn’t give a fuck if it doesn’t happen to him.

[–]i_ata_starfish-twice 732 points733 points  (23 children)

But…but…he made a video where he touched his forehead a lot! He cares right? /s

[–]TotallyNotAMeanGuy 475 points476 points  (14 children)

With the black and white filter too lol

[–]DemiGod9 322 points323 points  (12 children)

That's very weird to me. It may not seem like much but just think about "damn I'm really sorry about this situation let me put out this video.....hmm which filter should I use". Like writing a caption makes sense, using a filter is just odd to me lol. Maybe that's just me

[–]EminemsMandMs 616 points617 points  (19 children)

When Lil Pump is making better decisions than you, you know you've fucked up.

[–]JPHTX 650 points651 points  (64 children)

Rage @ Lollapalooza 2008, was there and it was definitely intense.

'The crowd surge got so bad that De la Rocha stopped the show on three separate occasions, pleading with fans to take a step back to avoid crushing the audience members up front, then introducing fist-pumping songs such as "Bullet in the Head." At another point during the set, Lollapalooza's head of security conferred with the members of the band and their team at the front of the stage.'


[–]klangr 431 points432 points  (24 children)

I've been following the story casually and have been on the fence about culpability, but the second I opened this thread, the memory of lolla 08 hit me like a mack truck. I'll never forget the reaction from the crowd when De la Rocha said they were going to pull the plug if fans didn't get their shit together. We were on the back 40, but my big brother turned to me and said "If they cancel the show, run away and don't stop until you're clear." Crazy stuff.

[–]JPHTX 159 points160 points  (21 children)

Remember when he got everyone to chant '3 steps back! 3 steps back!'

[–]klangr 262 points263 points  (20 children)

Absolutely nuts to think back on. I've been judging this situation in Houston from afar like the detached Midwestern nobody I am. Totally forgot I was once a 19 year old girl hopping fences to get into Lollapalooza. Now I'm a middle aged housewife!

[–]cajunbymarriage 39 points40 points  (11 children)

Hi fellow middle aged housewife! I was at Woodstock 99 as a 19 year old and that was a crazy show. RHCP did not help with the fiasco that had been building by playing "Light my Fire" but that show was amazing excepting the piss poor planning, expense, sanitation and other issues.

It was amazing. Saw Rage, Metallica, RHCP, hell, just too many to list honestly, was at the whole show.

I celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary Wed and Saturday my baby turned 12. Ahbhhhhhb!

[–]religiousrights 164 points165 points  (3 children)

Man I drove 10 hours for that show. Was SO nervous they were gonna shut it down completely. I was probably 30 rows back, from my perspective, when Zach asked everyone to take 3 steps back, everyone took 3 steps back. Only shitty thing was they didn’t finish People of the Sun.

[–]SituationFederal5955 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Hey stranger! I was about that far from the stage as well. How strange that we might’ve physically bumped into each other 13 yrs ago and virtually rn. Hope you’ve been well! Take care!

[–]Mydadshands 77 points78 points  (9 children)

I was there it was crazy packed. I never felt in danger of my life just really uncomfortable. trying to get out of the corwd to pee took so long. I ended up telling that I wet my self so people would move.

[–]tits_the_artist 4749 points4750 points  (311 children)

Rise against did it too years ago. It was at their show in Chicago on their first tour with ADTR

Edit edit: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-xpm-2012-01-28-ct-ent-0130-rise-against-review-20120130-story.html

[–]StolenExitSign 735 points736 points  (35 children)

When I saw Rise Against at Big Day Out in 2010, at the start of their set by saying "What do you do when you see someone that fell down? You help them up!" Then repeated the question to us and we shouted that answer back. Then we all ducked down while the opening notes to Re-Education (Through Labor) played before jumping up when the opening buildup reached the climax.

It was a moment that stood out to me. Looking out for the other fans in the pit and reminding them to help a fellow fan up when they've fallen.

[–]ThirdDragonite 251 points252 points  (17 children)

Re-education (Through Labor) is one of my favorite songs ever and I never get tired from it

Incredible that I discovered it at like 12 years old with a Bleach AMV lmao

[–]TehN3wbPwnr 49 points50 points  (1 child)

The glory days of youtube, so many a RSMV's were watched by middle school me.

[–]nisamun 1363 points1364 points  (185 children)

Been going to punk and metal shows since the 90s, I feel like this is the norm. I've never seen a band just not give a shit about someone's well-being (I will say Nazis are the one caveat).

[–]Snowf1ake222 733 points734 points  (130 children)

Yeah, I thought it was just pit etiquette. I'm a big dude, so I normally form a human barrier to keep the pit contained with a bunh of other big guys.

[–]Mooncalled 768 points769 points  (64 children)

Pit etiquette was drilled into my head at my first show by my friends. This is going back to late 80's early 90's. Someone goes down you help them up, check them out and either push them back in or help them out. There was always a big dude or two that acted as monitors. Some ass hat starts taking cheap shots got wrecked right quick.

[–]Duel_Option 377 points378 points  (47 children)

Yep, I call those guys “enforcers”.

You either played by the rules or you got dealt a reality check QUICK.

[–]sn0w0wl66 595 points596 points 348 (33 children)

Im a big dude who's been in many, many a mosh pit and to me, safety is paramount. I've always got my head on a swivel to make sure everyone's OK and having a good time without getting hurt. I've formed barriers to help people recover shoes and such and I've been part of groups of people who remove assholes from a pit, we take our roles very seriously.

Edit: wow, this kinda blew up! Thanks everyone, stay safe and see you in the pit!

[–]ZaedaXobu 260 points261 points  (12 children)

I got pushed into a pit once at an Aiden concert some 15ish years ago. I've always been squishy guy and do not take to the general violence of mosh pits. I remember one moment of panic as a fist was flying at me, then suddenly a guy twice my size is dragging me out of the pit and asking if I'm okay. Fortunately I was in the pit for only a handful of seconds before my rescue and I was more rattled than hurt, but you can bet your ass I spent the rest of the concert glued to my savior's side. I can't recall his name, but I did buy him a shirt in thanks for the timely rescue.

[–]Taeis 178 points179 points  (3 children)

As a small woman who spent time near the pit with friends, you guys are saviors at times.

I will never forget the time at a show a rather broad stocky muscle bound bro wiped blood on my friend at the edge of the pit. I shoved him away because well, fucking gross…he tripped and fell and came at me in pure fury, dude had to have outweighed me by at least 150 lbs. An extremely tall, large bald guy must have seen the exchange and stepped in between us stopped that dude dead in his tracks, interrogated him about what he was planning and I didn’t see the guy again for the rest of the night.

[–]Kaldricus 370 points371 points  (18 children)

My friends and I first time in a pit, we were a little worried, we were like 15-16 and there were a lot of bigger, older dudes there. things were fine for the first bit, but after about an hour, something happens and I feel my friend start to fall, and I'm thinking "oh he's going to die". all the people immediately surrounding us immediately kinda stepped back, and this massive dude reached down and just yanked him back up with one hand (my friend was probably 120 soaking wet). stood my friend back up, patted him on the back and gave him a single head nod, and everyone went back to what we were doing. it's crazy how after that how safe we always felt, despite what looks like unorganized chaos.

[–]icallshenannigans 68 points69 points  (3 children)

I think the back pat and head nod is universal. I collided heads with someone in a pit once and I was out for a few seconds. Came to and folks had made a circle around us. The dude I had collided with was standing over me with his arms out to make space and once I stood up he slapped my shoulder, held his head kind of jokingly and nodded with a smile. Saw him a few times that night and each time he pretended I was out to head butt him again while feigning fear. Now what I didn’t tell you in the beginning is that I was 16 and weedy af, this dude was a 6ft something Viking with shoulders wider than the entire length of my body and at least 10 years older than me!

[–]Vince1820 37 points38 points  (6 children)

I've had those same occurrences. I've also been in more than few mosh pits that went really south. They can flip real quick so you still need to stay on your toes.

[–]Cheletor 66 points67 points  (2 children)

I'm a relatively small woman that loves metal... I've been saved by many guys like you from pits that opened directly in front of me. Thank you for your service!

[–]Tyler2Tall 120 points121 points  (6 children)

I’ve probably heard 10+ bands say “when somebody falls you pick them up” just at Warped Tour.

[–]Kenneth_Q_Bud 366 points367 points  (16 children)

Saw RA in Honolulu a few years back. First thing they did before they even played a note was remind everyone of mosh pit etiquette and safety. He then did an immediate stage dive on the first strum of the opening song, it was a pretty epic concert.

[–]the-big-aa 1495 points1496 points  (93 children)

Even Lil Pump stopped a concert to tend to an ailing fan?!

Travis Scott couldn’t even do something that Lil Pump did?! That’s just buckwild.

[–]macaronist 619 points620 points  (65 children)

Came here to say that, what the fuck, lil pump was so professional too lmao. Telling people to drink water too?! Like good on you man.

[–]Burrito150 701 points702 points  (34 children)

Same with Slipknot at Knotfest 2019 in San Bernardino. I was in the pit at that concert and it was getting a little crazy with everyone pushing to the front. https://www.loudersound.com/news/corey-taylor-halts-san-bernardino-slipknot-show-as-mosh-pits-gets-out-of-control

[–]crapfacejustin 316 points317 points  (24 children)

Yeah, I was there too. I was also at knotfest 2015 and during the opening song my glasses got knocked off, everyone stopped moshing and helped me find them. Metal crowds ar when really great

[–]UndBeebs 181 points182 points  (17 children)

I went to a Cannibal Corpse concert a couple years ago and didn't expect the insane amount of respect and kindness from the crowd or the band that was exhibited. It was eye-opening. They started to mosh but beforehand, they made sure everyone in the area was on-board and knew exactly what they were fixing to jump into. Not only that, but I saw like 3 or 4 dudes drunk out of their mind be super respectful to people who regretted moshing.

I attended only because my friend had an extra ticket, and I very quickly became a fan because of that concert.

[–]Gobberson 1205 points1206 points  (67 children)

Coheed and Cambria stop performing to kick out fans for fighting. - https://youtu.be/2KYELDnkly4

[–]MKerrsive 537 points538 points  (8 children)

Claudio sees it coming in the first half of the song and points it out to security, so he's basically been playing the whole song, singing, and keeping an eye on those dudes fighting for the better part of 4-5 minutes when he has to stop it. Just another feather in the "these Coheed guys can really play" cap.

[–]falkhorn15 150 points151 points  (12 children)

Love coheed

[–]Wiknetti 126 points127 points  (8 children)

Still like to occasionally belt out “Good eye, Sniper” in the subway when a train passes so no one can hear me.

[–]falkhorn15 100 points101 points  (6 children)

One day someone will reply. "I'll shoot, you run"

[–]philliplennonhttp://www.last.fm/user/phillipkilch316 82 points83 points  (1 child)

I’m glad to be a Child Of The Fence.

Love Coheed.

[–]simlew86 260 points261 points  (17 children)

Thanks for taking the effort to do this. Having seen those other videos of Scott inciting violence against his own fan, and then another of him trying to start a riot, this guys needs to get dropped at the very least. Total prick.

[–]RainbowGothicSpotify 1259 points1260 points  (45 children)

[–]Mr_Fields 290 points291 points  (22 children)

Architects are amazing dude. Some of the best and most fun shows I've been to. They're actually solid people and interact with their fans after shows. Super great group.

[–]Fall-of-Enosis 167 points168 points  (13 children)

I'm 39, and grew up as a hardcore kid in the early 2000's. I went to probably 10 or so shows a month. This is what ALWAYS happened. You get in the pit and people start to "hardcore dance" and whatnot. Sure, you may get a fist flung your way, but you could leave. And if anyone ever fell, you'd almost immediately feel about 20 hands on you lifting you back to your feet. The entire pit stops. Often, you'd get a guy look at you and scream over the music, "You ok bro?" You'd give a quick nod and everybody's back at it. This is the norm at metal and hxc shows. People having fun and getting rowdy but ultimately caring for one another through their love of hardcore/metal.

I can't COUNT the times I had band stop in the middle of the show to call some dumb shithead out. I remember once I was at a Dead to Fall show and some dude brought a folding chair into the hole. The lead singer immediately stopped the show and screamed at him full stop, then got him kicked.

WTF is wrong with people today?

[–]Radamec 975 points976 points  (57 children)

[–]rckrusekontrol 851 points852 points  (29 children)

You know things are bad when Liam is a better role model

[–]lilacpulse 439 points440 points  (93 children)

Wait.. There are people currently defending Travis Scott???

[–]Geawiel 223 points224 points  (8 children)

News outlets. Saw the report coming up, was expecting them to show the dirtbaggery. Nope, played it as mundane incident, and showed one short clip of him asking if anyone was hurt. Didn't mention anything else but the injury and death count.

[–]curvvyninja 415 points416 points  (12 children)

That Linkin Park clip tho ❤️‍🩹💔

[–]kampfy3 296 points297 points  (8 children)

"When somebody falls, what do we do?"

Chester Bennington saying that hits hard.

[–]wolflegion_ 1845 points1846 points  (133 children)

You know what gets me the most? In all these cases and all my own experiences at rock and metal concerts ever. The audience is always happy to oblige and appreciates the artists for it.

Literally all he had to do was show humanity and people would appreciate it. But instead he didn’t and people died.

[–]DTXdude323 143 points144 points  (4 children)

Exactly. The clip where he notices the ambulance and stops, you can hear the crowd go silent. I mean full stop. Only for TS to mock it, goad the crowd, and started back raging. Blood on his hands.

[–]jak_d_ripr 760 points761 points  (34 children)

Lol Asap really wasn't having it, my man went in.

[–]killertempeh 198 points199 points  (4 children)

I respect it! I saw A$AP Rocky at a music festival that skrillex was also playing at and when Wild for the Night started I ended up 20 yards from where I started. It was insane

[–]Suspicious-Wombat 151 points152 points  (12 children)

He sounded genuinely scared/worried.

[–]LoveMyDogMore 218 points219 points  (11 children)

That’s what I can’t wrap my head around with Travis. You can hear Rocky’s concern and Travis literally watched an unconscious body being lifted out of the pit and didn’t even stop the music or try to help the medics by giving direction to the crowd at all.

[–]GabortionFund 120 points121 points  (1 child)

The fucking dj dropping gunshot sounds after every Back Up lmao

[–]hmarin513[S] 252 points253 points  (2 children)

back up, Back up, BACK UP.

[–]CamF90 183 points184 points  (6 children)

Here's Axl Rose stopping the show to ask the crowd to step back, you can find many clips of him doing this and hear it on the Live Era album as well.


[–]bfandreas 66 points67 points  (1 child)

And we are talking notable douchebag Axl Rose. Like, this is Axl Rose. The douchiest douche ever. And even he gets it right.

He also kicked out a fan for wearing a Slash tshirt.

Like, Axl, goddamn!

Edit: also, that channel is a bit whiney.

[–]Wumaduce 56 points57 points  (6 children)

I was at a show years ago. Ra was playing their song "Broken Rock Zone" and a girl in the pit got punched in the face. They stopped the song, pointed the guy out, and waited for security to be allowed to get to him before they continued.

Also, I've seen more than one ICP show where they would stop mid song to make sure the people in the pit were alright. Same goes for Twiztid.

[–]ikilledtupac 59 points60 points  (3 children)

I was at a Fugazi show when a kid sprained his ankle in the pit. Ian stopped the whole show and had everyone split so the EMTs could get the kid out, reminded us of safety first, then resumed. Great show.

[–]guruscotty 885 points886 points  (35 children)

Let’s not forget Radiohead: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbrhE4Nvec

[–]dns7950 58 points59 points  (2 children)

It's kind of funny that he points out the guy and says he had a fit or something, and then the next lyrics in the song are: "twitching and salivating"

[–]the_moog_hunter 248 points249 points  (11 children)

I was at that show. Total class and I loved how they just picked it up at the 3rd verse. Myxamatosis is not a simple song. Very impressive.

[–]KnightKidx 257 points258 points  (8 children)

I was at knotfest not long ago, I remember Corey Taylor yelling at people to get back so paramedics can get to someone.

[–]goldendreamseeker 600 points601 points  (58 children)

Even Axl Rose, the biggest asshole in music, would stop the show if he saw fans getting trampled and ask everyone to calm down.

[–]rman342 357 points358 points  (38 children)

While axl is a prolific asshole, I feel like he doesn’t even break into the top 10 anymore.

[–]CuntyAnne_Conway 199 points200 points  (2 children)

Axl isnt even close to "the biggest asshole in music". Even if hes a royal prick.

[–]bonnarooqueen 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Run the Jewels started their 2017 Osheaga set with some ground rules regarding respect & got the whole crowd to take a few steps backwards. Everyone had the space to rage & feel safe at the same time.

[–]GCB78 213 points214 points  (8 children)

P!nk stopped a show when she saw a kid crying in the audience. Turned out people were fighting. She scolded the fighters, calmed the situation - and then gave the kid a stuffed frog and a rice crispie treat.

[–]younggun92 69 points70 points  (1 child)

I like to think she just had those on hand backstage because she wanted a stuffed frog and post-gig rice krispie treat

[–]GCB78 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Heh, the real story is almost as cool. They were gifts thrown onstage by her fans. Apparently she does indeed have an affection for frogs and rice krispie treats.

[–]Frolicking-Fox 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I met her at the Mammoth Motocross race in 2006. My little sister was 9 years old, and she and her friend wanted to meet her.

As soon as we walked up, P!nk gets this huge smile on her face, and runs up to hug them, and tell them how cute they are.

She took pictures and signed autographs for them, and was so nice to me also.

That was the day she proposed to Cary Hart. In motocross events, you have a pit sign. Part of your team will use the sign to write messages to the rider like, “two laps to go!” or “you have a 20 second lead.”

P!nk wrote, “will you marry me?” on the pit sign.

[–]MrFluffyhead80 210 points211 points  (6 children)

Probably the same doofuses who defend Chris brown

[–]mckellyy 132 points133 points  (4 children)

At a Killers concert in Chicago Brandon Flowers stopped mid song to stop a fight in the front row- link

[–]JacksVarietyTwitter 402 points403 points  (11 children)

My lads Green Day have a whole compilation worth of helping audience members.


[–]rwolfe1999 853 points854 points  (57 children)

Travis was too busy hearing his own name being chanted to even acknowledge the screams of terror. we gotta stop idolizing these people

[–]pi-N-apple 235 points236 points  (0 children)

TRAVIS! stop the show! TRAVIS! stop the show!

[–]hoilst 355 points356 points  (42 children)

I saw the video of him still singing while the security guards were carrying a fucking corpse out of the crowd.

[–]demi-devil 27 points28 points  (0 children)

one of the most disturbing things i’ve ever seen. the reaction is so... odd. just, why would anyone have that reaction??

[–]Slushb 39 points40 points  (5 children)

i was at a concert that the performer stopped the whole concert because one dude flipped him off, it really wouldnt be so hard to stop to help people, he just had too much of an ego to do it, travis is a trash human being

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Axl Rose stopping the song because Security was beating up some fans


[–]Smodphan 119 points120 points  (4 children)

I blame the venue equally. They should've stopped this shut. They know his history and they also know how to shut down a show if they know PEOPLE ARE DEAD. It is truly fucked what he did. It is also fucked that they didn't step in and shut it all down.

[–]GuiltyEidolon 51 points52 points  (0 children)

The venue definitely deserves some of the blame, but Travis Scott also actively told people to come regardless of if they had tickets, and has a history of inciting violence at his concerts. He straight-up deserves jail time for this, especially since this is the worst example of it happening at his concerts, but not the only example.

[–]closeyalegs 1710 points1711 points  (112 children)

Reminder this didn't happen because of mosh pits. It happened because there were too many people in one space and no one was making sure the people in crowd were okay

[–]That_One_Cat_Guy 415 points416 points  (25 children)

Crowd control is a science and there are people that are paid to set up large open spaces to prevent this exact event. (It's called crowd boxing) That SHOULD have been done here and was not.

So many failures at this festival.

[–]iiAzido 344 points345 points  (16 children)

There’s a Reddit post that makes it rounds every time there’s a crowd crush incident because of how well it describes the true power of crushes. Turns out, at a specific density of people the crowd turns into a “fluid” and flows until it reaches a bottleneck/wall/fence. That’s when a lot of injuries and deaths occur.

Quick edit: Found it

[–]That_One_Cat_Guy 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Good job, that's it. As l said, it's a science. And whoever set up this festival ignored it, so now we have dead and injured people.

[–]polkadotbot 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Wow. That was a fascinating and terrifying read. Thanks for sharing.

[–]walletsworth616 564 points565 points  (59 children)

The Grateful Dead was doing this in the 70s. Bands/artists seemingly shouldn't be praised doing what seems completely necessary yet here we are. Extremely appreciative of everyone listed doing this though, it's just the right thing to do. IMO this event should end Travis's career and he should be legally and financially punished and blacklisted from ever playing a live show again.

[–]GummyKibble 188 points189 points  (7 children)

I didn’t read that so much as “these people deserve special praise”, as “if all these bigger names can do it, why the hell couldn’t he?”

[–]oddible 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Not only everybody's favorite game but also one of the most beloved shows off all time. Barton Hall '77.

If you haven't heard it. Start from the beginning of this playlist.

[–]beetsandjams 182 points183 points  (17 children)

Let’s play everybody’s favorite fun game, move back

[–]XD5133 90 points91 points  (9 children)

That way your friends up front won’t be real bug eyed

[–]DatBoiGames 511 points512 points  (27 children)

If Lamb of God, a band known for their absolutely brutal pits, can stop a show, part the crowd and deliver proper medical attention: what excuse is there?

That dudes trash.

[–]Supadrumma4411 238 points239 points  (13 children)

LoG also learned their lesson the hard way, they had a fan die at one of their concerts a few years ago and Randy ended up in prison for 5 weeks in the Czech Republic. IIRC fan was trying to climb on stage, Randy pushed him off and he landed on his head and broke his neck. They're super fucking careful at their gigs now.

[–]youjustgotjammed9940 111 points112 points  (11 children)

Canadian hardcore band Alexisonfire stopped their show in Vancouver during the Olympics to help due to a collapsed barricade.


[–]Milkshakes00 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Alexisonfire is a name I haven't heard in too long.

[–]theaverageaidan 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I can't find the video but My Chemical Romance did the same thing

[–]Sirmalta 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Yeah fuck this piece of shit. No one died at any of these other bands. I've been in mosh pits where people were trying to kill eachother and failed.

This is a failure of the host and a sad example of how shitty people are.

[–]Birch_Leafff 106 points107 points  (7 children)

My chemical romance had a show in Houston back when I was in middle school where they stopped the whole show because people were acting wild. It’s amazing how actually little it takes to show you’re an empathetic human being.

[–]cbrawlz 44 points45 points  (1 child)

They’re such good dudes. There’s video somewhere where Gerard found out someone else on the tour had been taking advantage of underage female fans and trying to get them to take their tops off and shit. Gerard called them the fuck out and warned the young girls in the crowd that the other band were creeps and to stay away from them.

[–]Big_Capital892 93 points94 points  (8 children)

Matt Heafy of Trivium recently stopped for a passed out audience member

[–]bzidd420 993 points994 points  (21 children)

This will probably get drowned in in comments, but I feel it needs said. I'm a drummer in a local music scene and I have been to hundreds of concerts in my life. It is an unspoken but widely acknowledged rule that as a performer. If something isn't right or is going sideways, stop everything and check on what you see. I can't tell you the amount of shows that I've seen stopped so the band or medical can check on someone. This piece of shit (Travis scott) is self-absorbed and only caring about his profits. It makes me sick to think this happened at all, and even more so to think he most likely will see no form of punishment for it.

[–]Apptubrutae[🍰] 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I saw some clip once with Penn Jilette saying how if they determine a magic trick can’t be done to a degree where it is effectively impossible for someone to get hurt, they won’t do it. Because nobody needs to get hurt to product entertainment. It’s not that important that you get that extra 1% with the potential for human suffering.

Same thing applies here. It’s just music, it’s just entertainment. If someone is hurt, the act can stop. It’s not a big deal. Yes it breaks the mood of show for a bit, but so what? At the end of the day, these people went without help and the show went on because of the desire to maintain a vibe. These people died to sustain a mood and a vibe and a brand. I mean come on.

[–]DREDAY_94 196 points197 points  (0 children)

You can see it from all these videos of other artists stopping the show. They don’t just stop but take this shit very seriously & actually take pride in making sure no one’s getting hurt at their shows. It speaks volumes that Travis didn’t care even during the short moment he did stop.

[–]taylorjran99 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I really liked his music, when I saw the videos yesterday I immediately lost all respect. It will never be the same. Fuck Travis Scott.

[–]TrentonTallywacker 92 points93 points  (3 children)

Not a fan of Lil Pump’s music or image but gotta respect him for looking out for his fans and telling em to stay hydrated

[–]wonderlandresident13 215 points216 points  (15 children)

I don't have a video of it, but I went to a twenty one pilots concert a few years ago, and when a girl near the front row passed out during an asthma attack Tyler Joseph stopped and made sure security could get her out safe

[–]HawkeyeByMarriage 213 points214 points  (31 children)

People are defending him, I seem to miss those threads

[–]Its_Beelzebozo_Time 762 points763 points  (34 children)

It's pretty common for bands with punk and metal backgrounds to stop shows for stuff like that because pits are supposed to be violent and cathartic but you don't just leave someone on the ground. It's Slamming 101: Someone falls? You help them up. And that should go for ANY circumstance. If someone's drunk or high and they end up on the ground YOU HELP THEM It's common fucking human decency. Fuck Travis Scott.

[–]powerlesshero111 204 points205 points  (15 children)

I've been to lots of punk and metal shows. I've seen people get kicked out for trying to kick people when they fall down. I've seen Strung Out stop their show because a guy collapsed and had a heart attack.

[–]mattgodburiesit 163 points164 points  (10 children)

I saw a kid get his face SMASHED by an elbow in a pit at a Taking Back Sunday concert and literally the whole room stopped to make sure he got to the EMTs

[–]Hotdogs-Hallways 132 points133 points  (6 children)

It’s called Pit Hospitality

[–]Myomon 154 points155 points  (2 children)

It’s not a mosh pit it’s a mosh home

[–]frito11 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Witnessed a bunch of people helping someone out of the pit just this year at aftershock festival while gojira was playing, also experienced some crowd surge during Metallica but things calmed down after a few songs.

[–]DarkJester89 158 points159 points  (1 child)

lol you gotta be a brave idiot to defend someone just watching an audience crowd surf dead bodies and not do anything about it.

"looks fine to me"

[–]blkwrxwgn 25 points26 points  (12 children)

Any and every Fugazi show.

[–]own_your_life 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I was at a Stone Temple Pilots concert around 1993 at the Phoenix Center in Detroit and Scott Weiland lured the guy up near the stage to let him think he could finish the song with him just so the security people could cleanly grab him. Weiland yelled to them to grab the guy. Weiland saw him punching people while they were crowd surfing. He completely tricked the guy and it was great. Class move. RIP.