And the band with the sickest mosh pit ever is… The Eagles? Buckle in for a wild one here, folks. At a recent big gig in London at Hyde Park that happened on June 26, here’s what went down.
The Eagles are plodding along on stage. The vibes are chill and the mood is calm.
And then for reasons not quite clear, WHAM! A small fight appears to start in front of the stage in the VIP area, which quickly escalates to security straight out choking a dude. Fists fly, more people pile on. And this all is happening while the band ironically are performing their song ‘Take It Easy,’ which sonically and lyrically is surely the weirdest fight song we’ve ever heard:
Well, I’m running down the road tryin’ to loosen my load
I’ve got seven women on my mind
Four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me
One says she’s a friend of mine
Take It easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy
It’s not clear what exactly started the fight or if the fan-captured video below is the full extent of the melee, but here’s some of what went down at the big metal, er, Eagles gig.