Got to see Skillet with some of the kids at The Tabernacle on Sunday. The Tabernacle is one of my favorite music venues. It was a great night as Skillet really brought it. Toward the end of their show a mosh pit broke out. Moshing, or slam dancing, started in the late 1970s to early 1980s. The idea is that the music inspires an energy that causes a response of violently slamming into each other. It is almost tribal. This is a ritual that I do not understand. Almost every time they break out, the people involved just look stupid and someone always gets hurt. Usually it is a spectator on the outside.
We are about to start a new series in 1|99 called “Rhythm”. I do not see any rhythm to what happens in a mosh pit. If you want to hit and slam into other people, go play a sport like football or rugby.