Crowd surfing is a popular concert activity in which a person is passed over the heads of other concertgoers. Crowd surfing begin either with a participant jumping from a height in to the crowd, where they are caught by other concertgoers and passed overhead; or with concertgoers lifting a participant into the air before passing them along the top of the crowd. Crowd surfers may stay aloft for a few seconds or for many minutes, depending on their desires and the size of the crowd. Crowd members keep the surfer in the air by collectively using their arms to distribute the surfer's weight and move them across the top of the crowd. Numerous music venues have banned crowd surfing due to injuries.
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Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
Crowd surfing occurs informally.
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The Mod Club722 College StreetToronto, ON M6G 1C5
Phoenix Concert Theatre410 Sherbourne StreetToronto, ON M5X 1K2
Budweiser Stage909 Lakeshore Blvd W.Toronto, ON M6K 3L3
Danforth Music Hall147 Danforth AveToronto, ON M4K 1N2
Horseshoe Tavern370 Queen Street WestToronto, ON M5V 2A2
Downsview Park35 Carl Hall Rd.Toronto, ON M3K 2B6
Lee's Palace529 Bloor St WToronto, ON M5S 1Y5
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