Below are the OFFICIAL SUMMER OF HATE 2011 MOSH OLYMPICS EVENTS explained in detail. Some events will be judged throughout the entire show... other events will take place over the period of just one song of a selected band's set. All events will be governed by official SOH JUDGES and GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE medals will be awarded to those who are chosen the winners. Also, the winners will also be given other prizes! What will the prizes be? Cash? Merch? Gift Certificates? You'll have to wait and see! There will be 7 EVENTS total:
EVENT#1: HARDEST MOSHDURATION: 1 song during BULLDOZE'S set
What better event for one of the hardest and most respected bands of all time? This one is pretty easy to figure out. The people who display the most barbaric and brutal acts of mosh will win medals. BE WARNED: those who take cheap-shots at people standing on the outside/sides of the mosh-zone will hurt their consideration for medals, so punching the 90lb girl w/ glasses standing near the pit won't get you anywhere. However, contact w/ other moshers is encouraged! Anyone who moshes during the selected song will be considered by the judges. Go hard and go for eternal glory!
EVENT #2: KING OF THE PUSHDURATION: 1 song during CROWD DETERRENT'S set
The old-fashioned push-mosh will be the only form of mosh considered. Keep those legs on the ground, karate kicks won't win this one! Those who manage to push the most people on the ground will receive higher consideration from the judges.
EVENT #3: FREESTYLE STAGE DIVEDURATION: 1 song during WISDOM IN CHAIN's set
(This event may or may require pre-registration) Only those who dive w/ reckless abandon/no regard for their personal safety will take home a medal! Arial acrobatics are a must. Use the trampoline for added points!
EVENT #4: FREESTYLE MOSHDURATION: The entire show
This category will be judged in many different areas: Recklessness, Style, Innovation, Quantity, and Brutality or mosh. Only those who's mosh leaves a lasting impression will be considered for medals.
EVENT #5: THIRTY AND UP (THE MASTER'S DIVISION)DURATION: during COLD AS LIFE'S set
(proof of age will be required) Old Men aged 30 + will show their skills on the dancefloor and show all the youngsters a thing or 2!!!! Of course, everyone regardless of age can still mosh/participate, just those over the age of 30 can win a medal. It is time for you youngsters to prove yourselves as well and hang with the big dogs!!u young
EVENT #6: THE IRONMANDURATION: BITTER END'S entire set
(this event may require pre-registration) This one is for those with excellent cardio! The rules are as follows: participants begin moshing as soon as Bitter End strikes the 1st note of their 1st song and do not stop (not even in between songs!). Those who stop moshing at any time are eliminated. You must keep moving and engaging in acts of mosh (determinations will be made by the judges). Of course, those who do not wish to participate in the event are more than welcome to mosh, dive, and sing. You may hassle the participants in any way you wish! Just as long as they don't stop moshing, anything goes!!!
EVENT #7: KING OF THE HILLDURATION: 1 song during TASTE THE STEEL'S Set
A square (made of duct tape, probably 8ft x 8ft) will be placed in the center of the dancefloor. Spend the most time occupying said space and you win! Judges will watch closely, and decide who they feel occupied the designated space for the longest amount of time. Any acts of mosh may be used to occupy the space or displace someone else. Please, do not participate in this event if you cannot handle being SEVERELY moshed repeatedly and not take it personally.
As for the medals, here is what they will look like:
A panel of judges will be selected and will govern the events. ALL of their decisions will be final. There will be an odd number of Judges to avoid ties and disagreements and they will do their very best to be unbiased in their choosing of Champions. A Ceremony will be held at the end of the show and medals will be given to the winners. The bands will pick which song they want to have the event during and said event will be announced prior to said song/period of duration by SOH Masters Of Ceremonies.
WHO WILL ELEVATE THEMSELVES TO ETERNAL MOSH GLORY??? FIND OUT JULY 9th!!!!!