Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Moshing Mayhem: STP fan says band beat him in Gardner

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 13 August 1993

ROCK 'N' ROLL can be a rough-and-tumble game, increasingly so in these days of moshing, a highly aggressive dance-cum-contact sport that often takes place in front of the stage during hard rock, heavy metal and alternative rock shows. There can be a very fine line between acceptable aggression and unacceptable aggression. How far is too far? And who makes the rules?

Total word count of piece: 1538


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.