Originally Posted by The Green and Black
I find mosh pits incredibly annoying for the most part, because people don't know how the hell to act anymore. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good old fashioned circle pit at a thrash show, but that karate kung fu bullshit popularized by nu metal, mall metal and dare I say, Pantera, bugs the shit out of me. And don't get me started on crowd surfing.
Exactly, granted the Kung Fu and "pit dancing" stuff mostly came from Hardcore and Straight Edge bands like Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, Earth Crisis, Shelter, VOD, Judge, One King Down, Hatebreed, etc. The emocore, mallcore, etc have now took them.
I agree that many times at shows people don't understand the "pit philosophy" and just go in looking to injure someone or start a fight.