An Ode to the kid moshing through the pit at a Power Trip show

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A legend was born on the day you decided to circle pit through a couple’s engagement photo.

Last week at the South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, a sweet boy got down on one knee and proposed to his best gal right in the middle of the pit at a Power Trip performance. Best of luck to those crazy kids. But this isn’t a post about a pair of Tumblr teens in love. This is a post about the bold young man with the audacity, the tenacity, the joie de vivre, to gorilla mosh right through their special photo.

This two photo sequence encapsulates the entire human condition. There is surprise, love, joy, but most importantly, EXUBERANT FUCKING MOSHING. I’m sure the happy couple are great people and all, but let’s focus on that contorted figure furiously kicking away their love as if it were a flimsy door hiding a dank collection of Lockin’ Out merch. Like an artist’s feverish depiction of the range of human motion, legs akimbo, face distorted, he is man’s athletic prowess.

Handily defeating all competition in a fleet footrace, Power Trip Moshing Kid is speed.

Besting our greatest champion in a bout of Greco-Roman wrestling, Power Trip Moshing Kid is a fighter.

Destroying the Earth’s fortified structures, Power Trip Moshing Kid is terrifying power.

For love is fleeting, but awkward pictures of kids moshing will last forever. Power Trip Moshing Kid, take your rightful place alongside the pantheon of mosh meme gods.


(Eternal blackened hails to 365 Days of Horror for making some of these ‘chops)

  • Guacamole Jim

    QWOP is the best game ever, period.

    • Rain Poncho W.

      I think we should have a ToH QWOP tourney.

      • Guacamole Jim

        This is possibly the greatest idea ever.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        QWVP

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        I could obliterate y’all at NFL Blitz or Twisted Metal 4.

  • AndySynn

    I always feel like those sorts of high-kicks are more “The Rockettes” than “awesome mosh-pit”…

  • Scrimm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA that guys face behind the girl moshing!!

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      Take a vag to the dick shitface. LOL!

      -Fr3d3554, 2 days ago

      • CyberneticOrganism

        That’s just confusing enough to get someone to stop and think “wait, isn’t that a good thing?”

        • Dumpster Lung

          Literally, yeah, but colloquially, where “vag” might just mean the whole thing, could be an off-center impact, then shit’s getting bent, and it becomes a bad thing again lol.

          I don’t know why I thought that much about it to make sense of things.

      • Scrimm

        Yikes

  • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

    ok so i was in a mosh pit right and there was going 2 be a wall of death cause i was not looking i 2 busy having fun and my friends never told me there was until i got out of it soo here is wht happen right when a part of the song was over i did not hear everybody how about a wall of death so iam soo stupid tht i got in the middle and when i look down and left and right i was like SHIT I FUCKING AT MY FRIENDS and BAM BOW BOOM i got hurt soo bad tht my friends said i was crawling like a zombie so say if iam in that situation again wht can i do O.O??

    -kyle piczko, 2 years ago

    • Stockhausen

      LOLWAT

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Baby’s first mosh pit

  • Doom Scientist

    A guy proposed to his girl at a Ring Of Honor show. The entire crowd was chanting “Just say no!”. She said yes.

  • Bro is just that stoked on Matrimony.

    • GL

      Loved the article from yesterday, bud.

  • GL

    YOU ARE GONNA TEAR A QUAD, BRO. CAREFUL.

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      GL plz! Only Kevin Nash can make quad tearing jokes!

      • Doom Scientist

        Him or HHH.

        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          What about Vince, didn’t he blew both quads while walking to the ring.

          • Doom Scientist

            I honestly forget.

    • Dumpster Lung

      Wouldn’t that fuck up your hamstring instead?

  • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

    LACES. FUCKING. OUT.

  • GL

    I would like to take a moment and try and figure out why this guy appears to be hovering.

    https://i.imgflip.com/1mb4r3.jpg

    • Waynecro

      I’m glad someone else noticed jump-clapping Fred Armisen.

    • J.R.™

      I like the two girls over behind “both arms up guy” who somehow are aware of what is going on.

  • Stockhausen

    Best of luck to that couple, cuz they ugly. Best of luck to anyone ever standing in mosh kid’s way, cuz they getting footed.

    • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

      Would you say the dude proposing is his daddy’s son?

    • Scrimm

      That’s mean. I like it.

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • President Chester A. Arthur

    Is that guy in the white shirt in the background levitating?

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      It does appear so!

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    lol

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    This whole set of photos is quite hysterical, looking at everyone’s faces in the crowd is beyond entertainment. The real start is Moshing Kid though. I need to meet this dude, he lives in my area.

  • GL
  • more beer

    I saw Power Trip last night. If they tried this at the show here. With how insane the pit was for the entire set. They wouldn’t have been able to try and get engaged in it. Because they would have either been on their way to the hospital or the morgue. With that ring lost forever.

    • Scrimm

      HAH

    • CyberneticOrganism

      lololol

    • Bessie West

      <- One yr ago I finally left my last work and I never felt better in my life… I started working from my house, over a website I stumbled upon over internet, for several hours every day, and I make much more than i did on my last job… Check i got for last month was for Nine thousand bucks… Superb thing about this is that i have more time for my loved ones……………………. https://exglnk.uk/wbf5x

  • Freedom Jew
    • GL

      oh my wow

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Almost spit coffee with this one

      • Freedom Jew

        My work here is done, then.

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Awww. That’s just awesome to propose during a Power Trip performance.

  • Well at least he didn’t crowd kill them.

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      That would just be awful.

  • RustyShackleford

    Papa Joe doing the LORD’s work right here. YEP!!

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      I personally feel bad that this kid is becoming a meme. I’m sure he didn’t intend for this to happen.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        Feel bad? This dude is a gotdang HERO!

        • Sid Vicious Promos

          He is a great man. It takes balls to do that. I’m just not a fan of him being memed because of a stupid thing he did.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            For goodness sakes, man, this is not a stupid thing. This is a perfect thing. This is moshing as the gods intended.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I guess it is. He was enjoying himself after all.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            EXACTLY

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I think as I’m growing up in losing my ability to enjoy things like memes. I still have a ways to go but I feel like I’m growing old.

          • You’re just having a mid-mid-life crisis. It’ll pass. Memes will be funny again. You’ll start enjoying pineapple on pizza (as adults are wont to do)

          • Doom Scientist

            I actually had Hawaiian pizza a couple weeks ago when the Buffalo chicken slices weren’t available, very nice.

          • was it your first? and how much has your life improved since?

          • Doom Scientist

            I’ve had it many times, but not in a long while. It’s usually a Summer thing.

          • Scrimm

            I’ll never be an adult then.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I never want to be a person who enjoys pineapple on pizza

          • Dumpster Lung

            I don’t think it’s coming off mean-spirited, and that’s what makes it fun. If everyone was going “oh man look at this loser” it’d be very off-putting, but everyone seems to just be genuinely entertained and laughing at the situation and not just making fun of him.

      • RustyShackleford

        #NotMyMeme #FreeTheMoshingPowerTripKid #Resist #LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOL

        • Sid Vicious Promos

          I guess I’m losing my ability to understand things like this because I’m growing up. There was a point where I would have laughed at this heartily.

          • Try stepping away from the computer for a while.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I don’t have a computer at the moment as it broke. I have to get ready for work anyway.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            *studio audience laughter*

            Edit: sorry, that was a perfect joke lobby between you two

          • NDG

            I’m with Doom Scientist, I don’t know how old you are but I have formed an opinion it is somewhere between 20 and 30.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I’m 21. I’ll be 22 in April.

          • Doom Scientist

            Best advice ever, DO IT.

          • Doom Scientist

            Dude, I’m gonna be 50 next month. Don’t give me this “getting old” horse shit. Go outside and do something.

      • I think he’s probably aight with it.

  • Freedom Jew
  • Primordial Chaos
  • Freedom Jew
  • Hans Copronym
  • Howard Dean

    No love for this random background Chad?

    “Oh yeaaahh, baby! TCU is gonna be bowl-bound this year, brother!! Horned Frogs will return to glory!!! You heard it here, first. Wooooooooooooooo!!!”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/671353f7ba5ecc1e952e3d8221322f8febc760a078e160ca09f4d585a88cdf5f.jpg

  • Freedom Jew
  • Freedom Jew
  • Howard Dean

    Welp, I’m suing. Who’s in on the class action suit with me? We will be positively rolling in toilet-themed t-shirts, promo CDs, and maybe some Doritos after we win this thing.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53d4f32aa41c57dd94b348675fae1efa3280d4324261e958f3dc7550c22acf48.jpg

    • Rain Poncho W.

      CDs lol. Try digital downloads.

      • Howard Dean

        Only the cool bands send CDs. Digital downloads are for squares.

  • Dumpster Lung

    Too bad none of Power Trip’s song titles make for great proposal-related puns. I suppose it’s possible that it could’ve taken place during “Hammer of Doubt” though 😛

  • NefariousDude

    He is Legend

  • Waynecro

    Thank you so much for this fantastic article, Uncle Joe. And thank you, everyone, for posting so many hilarious photochops in the comments. I just laughed out loud more in the last ten minutes than I have in the last ten weeks. Y’all are the best.

  • Maciej Nowak

    This picture is brilliant. There is just so much that can be done with it. I love the one with the guy kicking Ric Flair in the face, Ric knows how to sell!
    Those old black and white pictures from the ninja pit are classics. I haven’t seen that in years. I wonder who these people are and what ever came of them. The red faced dude doing martial arts rules. I’ve never been to a deathcore show before, is it customary to do Kata poses?