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Originally posted by Sara:
[qb]Not so much an injury but a near death experience.

V2001, Powderfinger had just finished and they were running out of time before Neil Finn was meant to be on, so my friend & I thought we'd be fine staying where we were (about 2/3 rows of people back from the barriers, roughly in the middle of the crowd) when on came some band whose name began with I. I think. I would say who but I'm not sure of the name (choice of 2 could be huge error if I get the wrong one) And the moshing started. Oh God did the moshing start. And the crushing and the pushing and the running out of breath etc. We were both crushed pretty badly and nearly knocked over a few times. In the 4th (?) song it looked likely one of us was actually gonna end up on the ground and the place being so huge, us being so small, the crowd being fairly violent, had either of us hit the floor we wouldn't be getting back up again, so we decided to fight our way out and sit the rest of their set out. Why oh Why bother having a band on when theres only 20 minutes before Neil Finn's meant to be on??[/qb]
Because if the band in question is Idlewild then it's gonna be the best 20 mins of the whole festival Big Grin

Unless I've got my years mixed up but, hey, what the hell, it gives me a chance to plug Big Grin And having spent some of the best hours of my life (including two nights this week, sigh) being one of said violent buggers in Idlewild moshpits, I can't help but go all nostalgic Big Grin
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