Friday, March 12, 2010

#136 Pogo dancing

Pogo dancing is assumed to have started with the Sex Pistols in the late 1970s. Now it enjoys ubiquity at Hillsong United concerts, Chris Tomlin concerts, and the like.

The original pogo was higher and more erratic. Violent pogo becomes mosh pit. People become tired of getting bruised in mosh pit, thus reversion to a newer gentler pogo suitable for CCM. (Here is "Pogo Dancing" by The Vibrators with good quotable lyrics, and also some pogo action at a worship service.)

Sid Vicious was a true pioneer in expression of Christian euphoria.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. This one is hilarious. I've never been to concerts by any of those bands you listed (I shudder the thought. ugh). Simply the thought of a whole crowd pogo-ing to Hillsong makes me laugh uncontrollably. Especially considering the origins of the pogo. Chris Tomlin says, "Up the punx!". Haha. ;)