Originally Posted by Maiden33
The other problem is that you have a couple of people at shows (this happens a lot at shows I go to) that don't realize that 95% of the crowd doesn't want to mosh or be rough - but they insist on trying to start a pit anyway. Normally it just died off after like one song, but some idiots will persist for the entire show. This happened when I saw Gamma Ray in 2006 and it wound up with me giving up my 3rd or 4th row spot to move to the back to actually enjoy the show.
Oh yes, and I should note that these experiences are a big reason why I try to avoid going to shows in New York City. There is a specific demographic of "New York City Power Metal Kids" that piss me the fuck off and come dangerously close to ruining the experience of every show I go to in the city. Thank god Primal Fear didn't have any last September, and I pray it's the same deal on Thursday.