Obnoxiously drunk guy
Too cool to stand up or enjoy himself guy
Band that takes a thousand years to set up/sound check/tear down guy
Dickhead promoter guy
Overly enthusiastic fan guy (sometimes doubles as obnoxiously drunk guy)
Incompetent soundboard guy (has his power multiplied by band that takes a thousand years to set up/sound check/tear down guy)
The "too cool for school" crowd. They go to hip gigs just to stand at the back with a drink and talk to their friends like they don't really care.
The "drunk punk". In an audience of 30, he's a one man mosh pit that flails and spins and gets his pint all over abolutely everyone else. Subsets of this that are even worse
- "the crust baron": his mangy dreadlocks that havn't been washed in years will whip you in the face as he head bangs
- "the moshxcore": Seriously, floor punching stopped being cool in 2006. Windmill kicks stopped in 2005. Pacing backwards and forwards before the breakdown is only acceptable if you have a mic in your hand and you didn't snatch it off the singer.
"I'm with the band" - Listen, nobody cares that you gave the drummer head once 7 months ago.
I don't bitch while I'm there, I only bitch after! If I was more of a drunkard I'd be the annoying flailing tit at the front.
I sort of want that shit to become popular in Beijing, if only to re-live the hilarity and awkwardness of my teenage years. I never really participated, but I often pointed and giggled, or just tilted my head in confusion.
Americans that talk about how foreign popular culture is weird have never witnessed the bizarre clusterfuck of androgyny, violence and adolescent confusion that was the late '90s-early '00s hardcore scene. Love that stuff though.
I have no problem with moshing, but when you are relentlessly colliding into people who don't want to take part... that's not cool. I'll participate in a little bit of mosh every now and then myself, but when I want to watch the band without getting rammed by a shoulder then I'd like it to be that way.