When I was doing my ER rotation in internship, I noticed that often nights would seem to have a "theme." When they put patients up on the board, there are always a couple of words to describe their chief complaint. One night, there were a couple of patients with the chief complaint "mosh pit victim". Apparently, at this My Chemical Romance concert, someone had knocked someone over in the mosh pit and it just got out of hand and lots of people were injured. Not too badly though, fortunately.
However, our attending, who was a religious Muslim woman, didn't understand what a mosh pit was. The PA was trying to explain it to her.
PA: "It's this area that forms during concerts where people jump around and fall into it and basically throw around their weight."
Attending: [horrified] "Do they have this at every concert or just heavy metal type concerts?"
PA: "Well, every concert that young people would be going to."
Attending: "Does a mosh pit just break out or...?"
PA: "No, it's actually an organized group at every concert."
Attending: "Where is it? Is there just one or are they scattered?"
PA: "It's in the large area right in front of the stage and there's only one."
Attending: "How do you wind up in a mosh pit?"
PA: "Well, you have to choose to go into it. I mean, it's not like you're walking down the street and suddenly you're in a mosh pit."
The PA then told us about how he worked at a Pearl Jam concert a number of years ago and within like TEN MINUTES of the music starting, there was already a humerus fracture and a forehead laceration. The concert had JUST STARTED and already there were all these injuries.