JD Harmeyer considers participating in a heavy metal ritual with Richard Christy
June 3, 2019
Good Morning Everybody!
The last time JD Harmeyer hit the high seas
he was headed to Peggy’s Cove in Canada, but on Monday the Stern Show staffer
revealed he may be taking up rowing a very different kind of boat … at a heavy
JD told Howard he recently expressed interest
in seeing Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth perform live after being
introduced to them by his co-worker Richard Christy. And upon hearing of JD’s
interest, Richard said he couldn’t wait to see JD perform one specific fan
ritual at the concert.
“The crowd sits on the floor and pretends to
row … and it looks cool as hell,” Richard explained to Howard. Watch an example
from a recent show he attended (below).
JD wasn’t so sure he’d participate but was
open to it so long as he didn’t have to be part of a mosh pit. “I hate metal
concerts because of mosh pits. I do not want to be in a mosh pit whatsoever,”
His aversion to mosh pits is not shared by
Brent Hatley’s wife, evidently, who went with her husband to see another
Swedish metal band called Meshuggah over the weekend and moshed so hard she left
with an injury.
“She ran into a guy’s elbow … and she’s got a
big gash,” Brent said, adding he had to gather medical supplies from another
concertgoer to bandage her up.