crowd surfing


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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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CROWD SURFING Festival-goers watching New Found Glory on the Main Stage on day one at Reading
Michael Phelps may be an 18-time Olympic gold medal winner in swimming, but he is an amateur when it comes to crowd surfing, as shown in this video hosted by (http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/26/michael-phelps-crowd-surfing-accident-video/) TMZ .
Patent Pending's punk pop style opened the show complete with pirate hooks, Justin Bieber inspired dance routines (choreographed by Jaret from BFS) and crowd surfing, before a cover of Smash Mouth's All Star got the crowds bouncing.
The crowd were positively manic, with crowd surfing the order of the day (complete with a crowd surfing cameraman and his trusty helmet-cam).
ere was plenty more foot ping, crowd surfing and screaming for anthems Who's Got A Match?
In keeping with Ms Love's riotous reputation the concert had its moments, with various audience members bundled off to the exit by security after crowd surfing, and an early bout of beer throwing saw the drummer almost clobbered by a flying glass.
When the hugely energetic lead singer Ricky Wilson made it on stage, he was keen to show off his microphone acrobatics and early contact with the crowd seemed a little too stage managed with burly security guards in position to hold him in place, instead of the reckless crowd surfing seen in another rock era when stars weren't afraid to get too close to their fans.
Lead singer Luke Pritchard literally threw himself into the concert by crowd surfing, standing up on the speakers or trying to stand on the crowd's shoulders but being held aloft by bodyguards.
11:05pm--Turbonegro give us an epic performance complete with crowd surfing and costume changes
A truly mammoth crowd surfing banner, some 22 metres by ten metres, will be coming your way across the Riverside crowd very soon.
The fans took part in crowd surfing, stage diving and getting thrown out for doing just exactly that!
-- Here's some vocabulary you're not likely to encounter at most gatherings of adult Catholics: "mosh pit," "crowd surfing,n and "Dude, that last band was the bomb!n