The place where a general fight at a punk concert breaks out when everyone is rocking out. The action of fighting in this manner is generally referred to as moshing.

There are different types of moshpits, including, but not limited to:
1. The kind where the huge, strong, steel-toed boot guys get in this fist fight. Unless you are a member of this group of huge, strong, steel-toed boot guys, it is advisable to stay away from these unless you want the living crap beaten out of you. A circle of unoccupied space often forms around this moshpit even within the confines of a dense crowd.

2. The kind where everyone is pushing towards the stage in order to get closer to the band. It is generally hard to breathe in these if you are under 6 feet tall or are surrounded by a bunch of very tall people. Also called a squish.

3. The kind where everyone shoves each other no matter what size or gender the participants are. Mostly everyone has their elbows out so that when they get ran into, the person shoving into them receives some sort of bruising. Often result in bruises and broken glasses, but no broken bones.
1. Mosher 1: Dude! You just got the shit beaten out of you in that mosh pit!
Mosher 2 (friend of mosher 1): I think my nose is broken.

2. Mosher 1 (over 6 ft tall): You okay down there? this mosh pit is suffocating!
Mosher 2 (under 6 ft tall): *muffled sounds of attempted speaking*

3. Mosher 2: Shit! I just got elbowed in the face!
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at a rock/metal/emo... gig you will find mosh pits.

they kick ass! often have cages round the sides for injured or overly violent people. never go in if you can't stand up for your self, you'll lose a leg or something! also be prepared to lose stuff eg. shoes, mobile phone, glasses ... not from people nicking them, but moshing to hard haha
that guy broke his arm in the mosh pit
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Open Pit: When about 10-25 people all open up a large area in the pit (despite how crowded it is) and dance/flail around for the amount of time the music has high energy.

This is about the only time one can punch, slam again, step on, and hit anyone in view and have the victims not mind / enjoy it... though expect to get punched and hit back a LOT.

Closed Pit: When everyone shoves toward the front of the stage, not caring if they can or can't breathe. Find a way to breathe, or you just wont be able to.
Mosher: I'm going to a hardcore show tonight

Non-Mosher: You're gonna get your ass kicked

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After show with aggressive mosh pit
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Mosher: -Comes back with completely bruised and bloody face/body-

Non-Mosher: You're an idiot
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Controlled chaos, of people slamming, bumping into each other, and generally having a good time. Most mosh pits are NOT about hurting each other. Its simply sharing in an adrenaline rush, and hyperactively expressing some kinetic energy.

There ARE rules and guidelines for being in a mosh pit. Intentionally trying to hurt other people, will in most cases, get you kicked out of the pit at best, or banned from the venue at worse.

There are usually 'safe zones' at the front of the stage, and the back, for people that do not wish to partake in the festivities. Often, a mosh pit will be surrounded by people that guard the safe zones, forming a "wall" around the pit.
"When he fell in the mosh pit, everyone helped him up."
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no blood, no mosh pit
It's a rule of every mosh pit.
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They most often occur at Punk or Metal concerts. A mosh pitt is when a group of 10 - 20 people run around in a circle at push and punch each other. They often pull in unwilling members of the crowd to join the "mosh"
Jeff: "Yo man, it was so great, I moshed so much at the Quo Vadis show!"
Phil: "Ya me to, it was crazy!"
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A place in a metal concert where people push/run into each other in a large circle.

Not to be confused with the "Windmill Freaks/Kung-Fu Wannabes" Who intentionally throw their arms around with the intention of giving someone a black eye.
Slayer Pits are the most brutal, because the shit that Hatebreed fans do are just wannabe riot acts.
by Steven December 23, 2003

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