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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Whats the difference between slam dancing and moshing?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    slam dancing preceded moshing, it was started by punks and skins in the 70s and early 80s. moshing was the evolution of slam dancing when thrash and cross over metal came along. then moshing became more mainstream with Nirvana with "Teen Spirit."

    A precursor to moshing, called "acookie", can be traced back to 1970s punk rock shows in the form of "the pogo" and was later developed into moshing by the hardcore punk subculture of the early 80s. While many use the terms slamdancing and moshing interchangeably, distinctions can be made in that slamdancing is typically more frantic, with body movements such as arm-swinging, while moshing is slower and more exaggerated

  • 4 years ago

    Slam Dancing

  • 1 decade ago

    Well theyre both alike..

    Moshing can become just as hardcore as slam dancing..

    Slam dancing is pretty much were people flip the hell out in a mosh pit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    About 10 years! But moshing would entail just dancing a bit wild in a thick crowd - slam dancing is more about deliberately hurting people, which really sucks.

    Source(s): I stopped going to punk concert because of all the Barnie weight lifter dorks who just went there to get in fights and hurt people who cared nothing about the music.
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    1 decade ago

    Slam dancing is way more violent than moshing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Moshing (Done the right way not the silly new "hxc way") is more violent than slap dancing

  • 1 decade ago

    Slam dancing is more dangerous, its like, were you aggressively push someone or slam into someone, moshing is like just headbanging, crowd surfing ect.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Used to do slam dancing at psychobilly concerts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8kUMT77Xo

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LAamvCWWf8

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    See some of the crowd in these.Its fun.

  • 1 decade ago

    vodka and cider

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