Silverberg et al studied the physics and mechanics of MOSHING!
Pretty cool eh?
By studying heavy metal concerts and Youtube videos of such concerts, they came up with a few notable observations:
- Moshers move randomly, in an undirected manner
- Mosh pits behave in the same way as gases
- Active moshers are confined by passive moshers
- There is no preference between clockwise or anticlockwise in circle pits
And they created a program that simulates mosh pits, circle pits, and more!
You can play with a number of variables and have some fun imagining yourself moshing with people while you’re on your computer chair, alone like the loser that you are.