Stage security has been a contentious issue in the decade since the death of Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe was famously cleared of manslaughter
in Czech Republic after a fan died from complications of a stage diving injury in 2010. More recently, NOFX vocalist Fat Mike made amends
for kicking a fan in the face when he was startled by the fan's friendly embrace on stage. Every Time I Die offered no such sympathy to a fan who tried to take a selfie on stage, mid-song. Guitarist Jordan Buckley kicked the phone out of his hand and stood by his action
on Twitter. Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn denounced moshing
as a form of bullying earlier this week. Westword
caught up with six Denver bands for their thoughts about fan on-stage antics, mosh pits and post-Dimebag stage security.
See also: Six Reasons To Always Stage-Dive