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  • Next time you think of going for the mosh pit and planting yourself front and middle, be aware of a couple of things:

    First, keep a close eye on the band's crazy frontman who is getting increasingly sweaty, excited and unpredictable. Trust me, It's when he's at his most reckless and perspiring that he'll suddenly decide to throw himself at you (yes, you, in the first row, dead centre). With full force. At best, an armpit will be shoved in your face; at worst, the mic will land hard on your nose. Ouch.

    Second, watch your back. Those beer-throwing thugs at the back have spotted you (yes, you, in the first row, dead centre), and they're taking aim. They are well practiced, the bastards, so they rarely miss. Before you know it, all sorts of flying objects are coming your way and you get drenched in stinking beer in seconds. Just remember: don't you worry about your hair, it's your camera that you need to care about.

    Apart from that, mosh pit front and middle: definitely the best spot in the house, sure, totally.


    The photo is of Michael Angelakos, lead singer of a band called Passion Pit. It was taken at a gig they had in Koko (Camden, London) in 2009. Angelakos dove in and missed me but that tiny tiny girl next to me wasn't so lucky... Or maybe she thought she was the luckiest girl in the room, who knows.
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