HEALTH & SAFETY
HEALTH & SAFETY FAQS
What Is Moshing?
- Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show. It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.
- Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.
What’s the big deal about Moshing?
- Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.
- Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.
- Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby. A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.
I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?
- Be aware of your surroundings! If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
What is Crowd Surfing?
- Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd. Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.
- Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.
- Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.
What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?
- It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.
- Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd. Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped. Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.
- Most of the audience is looking at the Stage! Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.
- Surfers also endanger other people. A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands. Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.
I don’t want to Crowd Surf!! What can I do?
- Be aware of your surroundings! If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. By attending Aftershock Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree to waive all claims and potential claims against the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Discovery Park, Danny Wimmer Presents, LLC and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may bring in one factory-sealed bottle of water or an empty reusable bottle into the festival. Refill throughout the day with water at the hydration stations. Water & non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at all concession stands.
Our team at DWP strives to provide a fun and safe atmosphere at Aftershock. It is your job to be responsible while having a good time. Underage drinking is prohibited as well as drugs of any kind (incl. cannabis, cannabis products). If you plan to drink alcohol on grounds, please also keep hydrated. Water stations are FREE, utilize that option!