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