Originally Posted by Frost
I've been to some extraordinarily violent rock gigs from bands I wouldn't consider metal.
The most violent concert I was ever at in my life (and I've been to hundreds of concerts) was,
wait for it....
Journey in 1986.
People were pushing and shoving and generally getting beat up, all while listening to a band playing lots of ballads.
Where as even in a pit at a Metallica show, people tend to be pretty respectfully of making sure no one falls down and no one gets trampled, and that no one actually gets injured, even if it looks violent.