I'm really sick of these guys, the FSU (Friends Stay United). I'm not sure what they're like elsewhere, but at least in south jersey, they're the biggest douchebags i've ever met. They're assholes who just love hurting kids and woman, constantly going out of there way to hurt people. But because they're straight-edge they're somehow respectable people.
Just a few hours ago one of them went so incredibly far out of his way, just to hit this kid. The kid had to get five stitches in his lip, and the guy was kicked out briefly, only to return later. When he left he hugged the security guards and it was obvious they were friends. This isn't rare. It happens all the time around here, and often enough, the security guards are even FSU members themselves.
I'm not sure how close these guys are to the ones who started FSU, but either way this shit has to stop. And half of these "straight-edge" guys are most definitely not straight-edge at all. It's pathetic, and everyone around here is getting sick of them.
i dont think we have FSU in australia but we definatily have equally stupid hardcore "crews" (lol friends stay united... did they take the name from a kids tv show??)
yeah had a similar experience a couple of years ago. Was dancing (i dance "differently") and successfully dodging kick/punches/etc. (i turn dodging into cool moves haha) after awhile i become exhausted and moved to the side. While on the side i notice this one guy pointing at me to his friends, he then goes out of his way to fly kick me which i avoided the first time, second time i caught his foot mid air and dropped him.... then him and 12 other large men swarm me. lucky for me security was very good for a local show i escaped unharmed and they escorted me off the premise.
its terrible because Ive talked to some of my friends and they say they do it every show and pretty much anyone who isnt in their crew is not aloud to be in the pit. Id like to make it clear not like im whinging about occasionally coping a hit in the pit, no thats the risk, but when these crews get together just the gang up and bash kids at music shows i think thats totally different. Sadder still is later at other shows when they weren't with their crew some of the same people who swarmed me they said they enjoyed my dancing and we had good time... idiots
i dont go to hardcore show anymore, just not fun, which is a shame because it wasn't always that way
... now i ruin shows for hipsters because i dont stand still with my arms folded