The event is typically triggered by an evocative song which is familiar to all the bros. Examples include: “One” by Metallica, “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson or Pennywise’s “Bro Hymn.” After moshing and playing air guitar to their favorite song the bros will stand around and discuss “sensitive” topics such as their aversion to sexual assault (to perhaps atone for their own indiscretions), confessing to “banging” an unusually heinous woman and/or another bro’s sister, praising their father’s masculinity, entertaining the idea that you may indeed “love that slut you’ve been banging,” or conversely how that “bitch” who fucked another guy “broke your heart.” However bros will never confess to performing a bro job and thus undermine their status as a bro.
Most importantly because bro time is an activity performed by white upper middle class dudes it always occurs away from the scrutinizing eyes of women, people of color, family members, liberals, non-Christians, poor people and the disabled. It is a space where bros can be “as raw as they want to be” and where the thin ties holding together their heterosexual bro identity come dangerously close to unraveling. Nevertheless the event is always brought back to reality with a swift and manly bro hug and shots of Jagermeister.