The Country Club will escort you out if you try
No moshing? No way! Way. That’s right, not only was that a “Wayne’s World” reference, moshing has been discontinued! Well, at least for the Country Club, that is. A sea of concertgoers showed up last Wednesday night to see the bands P.O.D. and Nonpoint, and were shocked to find out that the Country Club has a “No Moshing” policy, which they strictly enforced.
For most audiences that love hearing loud angry music, they know a night of moshing is in store. This still holds true when it’s a Christian rock band, like P.O.D. Most planned on strapping up their boots, put on a Slayer shirt and getting ready to “dance.” The Country Club warned the crowd of hundreds that if you decided to mosh, you would be escorted off the premises, and they were not lying, even after P.O.D. told the crowd to do it anyway. Maybe that wasn’t the best advice to get from the band; there were numerous people showed to the exit doors without a penny refunded.
Surprising news to most: I’m on the Country Club’s side on this one. Not because I didn’t want to get my new Polo shirt wrinkled, but because I think moshing is at a high level of douchebaggery, like drinking a Monster Energy Drink. I mean, have you ever seen someone holding a Monster Energy Drink and thought, hmmm, he seems like a nice guy. Come on, moshing? What are you 14 years old at a Mud Honey show?
The main reason I am anti-moshing: I hate creepy people touching me. This is especially true when it’s “sweaty alcohol driven” creepy people. Even if you are the “respectful mosher,” the one who helps people up and who isn’t there to hurt people, I still don’t want you to touch me. It’s like going to a strip club and allowing the dancers to touch you. It’s just not right. I hate to sound like an old fogy (not really), but I think moshing is the dumbest thing since yelling “Free Bird!” during a concert.
Is it lame to just want to watch a concert? I want to be right there in the middle of extremes. I don’t want to go to a Ben Gibbard show and sit in silence, and I don’t want to be in the pit at a Slipknot concert getting my teeth kicked in by someone who hates his dad. That’s a lot of pent up aggression. Either way, for now, my side wins. If you are up for moshing, don’t forget the band Down will be in Augusta in May. This seems like the perfect show for you.
Live music this weekend can be found at my favorite drink tank, Stillwater Taproom. Stillwater has bands both nights this weekend, which is a treat. Truth and Salvage Co. can be heard on Friday, and The Mississippi Kites on Saturday. Banjos unite! On a scale of one to 10, this show ranks a 0 on the “Potential to Mosh” scale.
Attention, attention: Low dough show! These are always good, a massive amount of live music for less than half the price. The Playground presents Screaming For Silence and A Memory Down, with special guests Necessary Evil, on Thursday, March 28. Five dollars gets you in. This show ranks a 7 on the “Potential to Mosh” scale.
Tribute band or cover band? Either way, I get to hear music that I know. Check out the Soul Bar on March 30 for a Joy Division cover band. Since Joy Division only put out two albums, I’m willing to guess you’ll hear some songs you know. If you’re a Joy Division fan, of course. This show ranks a 3 on the “Potential to Mosh” scale, but I think it will be a lot of hipsters moshing. A couple of concerts on the horizon to look forward to: Almost Kings is returning to Augusta on April 27. This time the band will be at Surreal at Surrey with special guests Right to Fall and F.O.C.U.S.
The next is a pretty cool thing to hear. Black Francis, from the Pixies, is doing a solo acoustic show at Sky City on Thursday, May 9. I recommend getting these tickets in advance.
What shows are coming to Augusta? Who is the next big band? Has a stripper ever touched you? Email me at email@example.com. You Might Also Like: