ASK DEVILDRIVER HOW THAT WORKED OUT FOR THEM
Back in 2007, DevilDriver attempted to get in the Guiness Book of World Records for creating the largest circle pit ever (see video above). Guiness ultimately shot them down on the basis that there was no way to measure a circle pit, which is ridiculous. Where a circle pit begins and ends is pretty clear to anyone looking at it. It seems to me that Guiness was pretty much just prejudiced against metal, which should surprise absolutely no one.
Which I why I think the aspiration of South Africa’s MotherFUDD Festival – the fest with the worst name of any one that’s not Gathering of the Juggalos – to get in Guiness for the most number of people simultaneously headbanging ever is already a lost cause. Maybe I’m just cynical, but I can easily see Guiness shooting MotherFUDD down on the basis of being unable to define “headbanging,” since there are so many different styles of headbanging (windmilling, Meshuggah-bobbing, etc.). Or maybe they’ll just come up with some bullshit excuse I can’t even anticipate. Point being, I’ll be pleasantly surprised if Guiness recognizes MotherFUDD’s claim.
MotherFUDD will take place from March 12 – 14 in at Malonjeni Guest Resort, South Africa. I haven’t heard of a single band on the bill, so someone let me know if any of these artists are worth checking out.