The wristband for the pit at Knotfest says 'Enter At Your Own Risk', just so you know what to expect, and security will even wish you good luck on your way in, although the chances are high that if you're in the pit then you already know what to expect. Shirt, the soundman, plays some early Killing Joke through the PA as the anticipation builds into chants of “Slipknot”, while, way up at the back, on top of the hill, there are flame-throwers bursting fire into the night sky. Expect madness.