There are many things you’d expect to find in the depths of a moshpit. From a lost shoe to a sweaty stranger begging to be picked up off the floor, basically anything goes. At this year’s Glastonbury, slowthai even sent his friend Loyle Carner into the melee mid-set.
One thing you wouldn’t expect to find, though, is NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, all 7 ft 1 of him, opening up the circle.
Attending Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium this weekend, the legend was spotted all over the site causing chaos. From headbanging to Modestep to flattening a bunch of teenagers in a moshpit, he looks like he had the time of his life.
Predictably, plenty of footage has emerged of the incident, and has been posted all around the internet.
— The Interrupters (@Interruptweets) July 21, 2019
Fans are also suitably delighted at the strange goings-on, and have been posting clips of the basketball hero all over the Tomorrowland site.
.@SHAQ lit in the mosh pit ??
— ESPN (@espn) July 19, 2019
“I can’t tell if this is really Shaq in a mosh pit, or a Tony Pulis set piece,” one tweeted.
I can’t tell if this is really Shaq in a mosh pit, or a Tony Pulis set piece.https://t.co/pAIrx1N5jN
— Proper Football (@sid_lambert) July 21, 2019
“Shaq hopped into that mosh pit looking like the big kid in the bounce house,” another joked.
— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) July 22, 2019
“There’s a few rules I go by,” one commenter said. “One of them is to never test Shaq in a mosh pit. EVER!”