I’m a bit on the fence with this even though I usually choose not to get involved [mainly cause I am a weak motherfucker].
I guess it’s like boxing: you’re fully aware of what could happen but it’s all for fun.
I think it’s amazing that someone can get so so passionate about the music/their surroundings to go in a hardcore pit, because I know for a fact that I am usually too weak/scared for that shit. But people constantly get injured in these things…though they are aware of the risk that a rough crowd can cause.
Anyway, I’m someone who stares at a band while smiling like a dope if I’m seriously involved in the music, rather than going crazy. Even if it’s a metal band…! I get out of breath easily when I go too crazy and that does not hold up well in a moshpit!!
I’m not for or against mostpits, really…but other opinions would be cool. I think it’s just up to the person involved what they do: go mental or step back and let other people do it instead. It’s a free choice.