Boston Police Against Moshing?!March 13th, 2012 | Kris Lori Fuentes Cortes
The Boston Herald has released an article that explains how the Boston Police are going to try to control the moshing and “dance- floor mayhem” at concerts. The House of Blues in Boston was cited a license violation by the Boston Police Department after a Flogging Molly show because of the moshing going on. The BP gave this violation because it was recorded that the security at the venue did not intervene or do anything to stop the moshing.
The Boston Police described the scene by stating that “aggressive mosh pit dance” was going on with about 60 concertgoers who were “colliding into each other” and some were “knocked to the ground.” Yet despite all of this no injuries were reported at the concert or after.
This is the first time that the Boston Police Department has cracked down on moshing there are no records to show that they have done this before at other venues or shows. Yet the department made it clear that theywill not tolerate “dance floor mayhem” at these concerts.
Musicians like Brian Fair of Senses Fail are having their say on the matter; “I can understand trying to cut down on injuries or fights, but you see more fights outside a dance night on Lansdowne Street than you see inside a hardcore show.” Then Guy Kozowyk of the metal band The Red Chord said that “The city of Boston needs to stay out of it, I understand cracking down on fighting, but (moshing) is a form of expression. It’s ridiculous they’re cracking down on this now. There are plenty of other problems.”
If the Boston Police is cracking down on moshing at venues imagine what will happen when summer festivals come to town.
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