This is why I hated playing in Windsor
It's a huge hardcore scene there, and so we saw the most hardcore dancing there out of anywhere we played in Canada (though, it was bad everywhere). The one show we played, it looked like there was a bunch of speed skaters practicing in front of us. Another show, the promoter
and his friends were hardcore dancing in a tiny basement venue, and laughing
about kicking our girlfriends. That didn't go over well. Fuck hardcore kids. They just want attention. Like, they think the band will see them from the stage and think "Wow, that kid's way
cooler than us!"
Also, every event page on Facebook for upcoming shows (metal, punk, hardcore, anything loud and aggressive that you can mosh to) devolves quickly into discussions of "pit beef" and who's going to mosh who harder, to the point that no one talking on the page is talking about the bands, or the show, but picking sides in a mosh fight.