It's all fun and games until...
Thousands of people swelled towards the front, literally breaking one of the barricades up front of the stage before the sold-out Twisted Xmas show even began. Dozens of people were crowd surfing and this one poor woman got a bloodied nose in the process.
Security, KWOD people and even one of the bandmembers kept talking to the crowd asking them to move back or they wouldn't start the show. The crowd took awhile to comply but finally the show went on.
In the pit, during the show, I got smashed too by the incoming surfers and my camera banged hard onto my mouth causing it to swell up... It was pretty intense trying to shoot while all the chaos was happening behind us-- just trying to get the job done, get good pics, and stay the heck out of the way!!!