The Art of the Stage Dive

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Stage diving is dangerous business. From Iggy Pop to Miguel, performers have tested the waters of their crowds and come away with broken ankles, lawsuits, and the occasional scar of shame. But when it's good, it's so, so good. Breaking that fourth wall immediately pumps some adrenaline into a live performance and generally makes the crowd freak out.

Despite the apparent recklessness of the act, however, the stage dive is actually a delicate dance between stage, crowd, and time. There are definitely right and wrong ways to go about going into the crowd, and rockers have been whittling and honing their skills in the art of the stage dive for decades. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to stage dive for you aspiring rockstars.

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