I was a major metal head before i was a dead head. There is just something about a band that is able to keep it going without having to tell me somthing. Let the music speak! Like the vocalist for In Flames said last night at the show I was at: " We have about fifteen minutes left, wich is about enough time for 3 Sweedish guitar riffs and one solo by this asshole over here." (pointing to the lead guitarist.)
I love the mosh pit too. There is a comradorie (sp?) in the pit where people will take care of each other and pick up those who fall, keep the big guys in check and get the security out when they intervene too much. It's almost like a family. Granted some shows are different and just like Furthur or The Dead there are assholes there who just don't give a fuc.., but they usually don't last to long. There are almost too many bands to name, but here are a few:
Shadows Fall, In Flames, Lamb of God, Murderdolls, Mushroomhead, Slipknot, Hurt, Otep, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, Machine Head, the list goes on.
Also into a lot of classic 60's and 70's vinyl:
Youngbloods, CCR, J.A.plane, Doors, Zep, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Hot Tuna, Big Bro, Paul Revere+the Raiders, Buffalo Springfield, Butterfield Blues Band, Ink Spots, Booker T and the MG's, Skynyrd, Stones, Floyd, Byrds, again the list goes on.
I just love good music, so much is out there it's hard to say I like this and not that 'cause theres probably a "this" out that I can't stand and a "that" I love. If it moves you, listen to it, if not move on and let thoes who enjoy it, enjoy.