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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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Towards the end, they even gave crowd-surfing a new dimension, with bassist Oliver Riedel riding a dinghy over the heads of the 10,000-strong crowd, passed hand-to-hand all round the Arena.
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