If there’s one thing to take from BABYMETAL, it’s to never judge a book by its cover in the world of metal.
Even though they might have come across as a novelty when they first came out, they do have some pretty admirable chops and riffs. They’ve clearly made a good living out of doing whatever they want, but this new feature at their shows might have a few fans scratching their heads.
Although the pit has become a mainstay in every single hard rock or metal show, Babymetal are unveiling what they are calling the first ever ‘Silent Mosh Pit.’
In their own words, this is the designated area to use for protection for those who are bringing some of the smaller metalheads to the show, saying:
“We have set aside an area called SILENT MOSH’SH PIT (standing area) which is a designated area for those who have small children, who are not confident in their physical strength, etc. Please refrain from activities such as shouting, cheering, talking loudly, or any other behavior that may be an inconvenience to other customers.”
While the idea of not having a baby in a moshpit is a perfectly sound idea, it also begs the question: who’s bringing an infant or really small kid to a metal show?
Even though there will surely be the standard mosh pits for the older metalheads to slam to, the idea of having a concert where fans can’t really make any loud noises is a head-scratcher.
That isn’t even the only thing that Babymetal is adding to their new touring dates, releasing a statement revolving around a certain decor known as the Savior Mask which they say “is the official dress code for the show and you will be required to wear it on top of your own mask upon entering the venue and throughout the entire show.
Wearing the Savior Mask will be mandatory up to when you exit the venue after the performance has ended. Please note in advance that those who do not comply to these rules will be asked to leave.”
It sounds a bit crazy right now, but a band like Babymetal has made stuff that’s just crazy enough to work in the past, so why not now?