is a type of dance
which involves violently shaking your head in time with heavy metal music
. It is most effective when the person headbanging has long hair
, the longer the better as it increases the dramatic and visual effect.
There are various styles of headbanging including:
- the figure of 8 which involves shaking your head in a figure of 8
- the side to side which involves shaking your head from side to side, whipping your hair on each transition
- the up and down which involves shaking your head up and down
they can be mixed together and varied according to taste and the tempo
of the music
Health Warning: Headbanging could lead to brain damage, as the brain gets smashed against the skull when the head is violently moved about.
See also: moshing, stage diving, crowd surfing, air guitar, list of dances