The Moshpit: Hub of a live music culture that is high in sex and violence... and no stranger to death. For the hardcore fans of groups like Limp Bizkit, Hole, Korn and Slipknot, the music is only part of the experince. At gigs worldwide fans literally hurl themselves into a pit - the mosh pit. The result is a mass of seething bodies where fierce physical contact provides a brief, exhilarating escape from everyday life. The mosh pit means random sexual encounters as well as haphazard violence... and occasionally, as Joe Ambrose discovers, it can lead to encounters of unexpected tenderness too.