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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.

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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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Remember to take your money out of your shoe if you plan to crowd surf.
Lead singer, Tim Burgess, looking a lot older but seeming wiser, taunted and played with the audience, encouraging them to crowd surf, much to the annoyance of the bouncers, and getting everyone dancing.
Bruce Springsteen has been proving you are never too old to crowd surf.
It's no wonder Clarke claimed the Barras is the best venue in the world and told fans to ignore signs ordering them not to throw beer or crowd surf.
Her cover of Lesley Gore's That's The Way Boys Are saw her proclaim the 60s star the "number one most important female pop singer", while she declared the band's ambition on this tour was "to make one person crowd surf in the UK every night" (she got her wish during Something in the Way).
After one passed out at the front of the stage, he asked them to look after one another and,if they were going to crowd surf, to do so with elegance.
At one point Carter and Carroll challenged each other to a crowd surf race, which the guitarist promptly won - aided by a diligent audience.
We crowd surf since Dan landed on someone and hurt them a bit in the US.
I don't always crowd surf but sometimes it is an expression of pure joy or just for a practical reason - getting to the bar and getting to know my public on the way.
This crowd is better than Glastonbury,' Wilson said the night after he played to 70,000 at the festival, where during his set one fan tried to crowd surf on a surf board.