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Aggressive Behavior at Rock Concerts Pantera Slayer Slipknot System of a Downall these are bands These are bands that have been associated with violent behavior since their inception Their lyrics incite aggressive emotions which follows up with fast paced music These are signs for concert violence However the question that needs to be asked is why does this happen Sure we can say its because the music is loud or that they incite people with their lyrics but it doesnt seem like many people are stepping forward in the general public to explain why this is The key word is why This can be explained Rock music has always been associated with violence The first rock concert in 1952 called a Moon Dog Ball which was organized by disc jockey Alan Freed resulted in a riot that sent mobs of young people rampaging through the streets of Cleveland Ohio Riots beatings and stabbings occurred at other Freed concerts Following a riot in Boston in 1958 rock concerts were banned in several cities and Freed was kicked out of the concert business Freed called by Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock the original Pied Piper of rock roll allegedly was the first to apply the term rock and roll to Blues-based music This shows us that violence in rock music is nothing new Ever since the inception of rock and roll people have been compelled by aggressive emotions to commit acts of violence Even through the flower power age of the 60s and 70s bands like The Who Led Zeppelin Black Sabbath The Doors Deep Purple Blue Oyster Cult and more had a monumental influence on rock and roll and how people perceived violence Evidence of this can be collected right off the soundtracks For example Black Sabbath performed by Black Sabbath has this portion from the song Pit black shape with eyes of fire Telling people their desire Satans sitting there
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