he only light in the room came from onstage and there were only about 20,000 people in the mosh pit. Surrounding the mosh pit were metal bars, then a few steps. To the back there was a balcony curving around the room and then under that there were all the merchandising stalls. We wandered into the mosh pit; we were only a few metres away from the stage. There was a hum of voices as more people filed in. After 15 minutes people were starting to get frustrated because nothing was happening. Suddenly there was activity onstage and the lights dimmed the first support band, Slam Cartel came on. The mosh pit went wild, jumping, pushing and head-banging. In all this chaos I suddenly felt out of breath, we all clambered out of the pit and onto the steps.