It is known as pogo to a kind of dance which is characterized by jumps and to develop from crashes and pushing Among those who practice it. The pogo emerged in music concerts punk and spread to other genres of heavy rock, such as heavy metal and the hardcore .
For example: "Esteban lost a shoe in the middle of the frantic pogo", “When the first chords sounded, people started doing pogo”, “The musicians encouraged the public to sing and do pogo during the show”.
The origin of the pogo is not clear. Some argue that it was invented spontaneously by Sid Vicious , before he joined Sex pistols . In a show of the group that took place without a stage, Vicious He was among the audience and, as he could not see the musicians, he began to push those present and jump.
Gradually, the pogo began to impose itself as a way of dancing or sharing the music . On the other hand, jumps and thrusts allow the audience to accompany the power and rhythm of the songs.
The usual thing is that the pogo develops along the stage, avoiding disturbing those who do not want to jump and push. In spite of violent character of the dance, you try not to hurt anyone and help those who, in the middle of concert , they fall.
In addition to all the above about these types of movements, we must highlight these other hallmarks:
-The pushes that are made to other people are not done with the objective of bothering them or causing them harm but rather that they are integrated into the activity and the concert in general.
-It requires that people who carry it out not only have muscular strength but also a remarkable cardiac and respiratory resistance.
-The individuals who take advantage of the moment of the pogo to unload their anger and carry out violent attitudes quickly are repressed by the rest. And that is not the essence of this movement.
- It is necessary to expose in addition that in other corners of the world it is known by names such as slam, pit, mosh or even pot.
-The usual thing is that it takes place in the concerts of punk, death metal, grincore, metalcore or hardcore punk groups.
-After this type of "dance" variants and variations have emerged, such as the one known as the "wall of death". It consists basically in that the assistants are divided in two halves and that, when the musical band that is on the stage indicates it, they clash those of a side with those of the other.
Pogo , on the other hand, is the nickname of an American serial killer, of a keyboardist who played alongside Marilyn Manson and from an Australian electronic musician.
There is also, on the other hand, what is known as pogo jumping. It is a kind of cane with a spring and pads to place the feet. In this way, the person in question can move around by jumping thanks to this system.