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crowd surfing

A group activity in which a person is passed overhead during a concert from one part of the venue to another, the surfer’s weight being supported by the hands of those underneath.

Cons
Range from unwanted groping of surfers to death; 9 deaths at a Pearl Jam concert in 2000 in Roskilde, Denmark were linked to crowd surfing, which led to its ban at most festivals.
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There was much crowd-surfing going on ( the students love it ( and lots of singing along and dancing around.
Crowd-surfing suddenly exploded and when one fan threwhis jumper on stage Ryan decided to wear it.
The latest single Two More Years also provoked a mass singalong as the Academy was transformed into a sweaty sea of crowd-surfing horizontal bodies.
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I was crowd-surfing and fell asleep on top of the crowd.
With the added people, younger crowd and temperatures that hit the low 90s came more problems, including crowd-surfing, the act of passing teen-agers on top of the tightly packed crowd.
The Streets front man was performing and crowd-surfing in front of thousands in the sun at the Vodafone TBA Concert on Brighton beach.
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FRANZ Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos has told of his horror at seeing a crowd-surfing fan knocked out at a gig.
Emma said: "A guy was crowd-surfing from behind and he kicked Dane really hard in the back of his head.
The crowd-surfing reaction of the audience to Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song) was enough to show rock 'n' roll is wherever BRMC are playing.