“Stage diving is the act of leaping from a concert stage onto the crowd below. It is often the precursor to crowd surfing.” Wikipedia couldn’t be any more direct in its definition of perhaps the most aggressive form of the artist meet & greet.
The act itself has been going on at concerts for years. Apparently started by Dutch Rolling Stones fans back in the early sixties — later on adopted by lead singer Jim Morrison of The Doors and proto-punk Iggy Pop — it was initially seen as confrontational and extreme, becoming quite common at hardcore and punk shows throughout the ’80s and ’90s.
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These days, just about everyone has pulled off a stage dive — here’s one from Katy Perry, and another from Justin Bieber, and even Harry Styles has a story about his first time. The point here is, pop stars don’t seem to get it. Either that or their teen fans don’t seem to want to catch a heavy body hurtling toward them.
Rapper Post Malone found this out the hard way in St. Louis, MO on Sunday night. Watch below.