The Vandals formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach. The band quickly built a reputation in the LA and Orange County punk rock community which also included bands such as Bad Religion, Descendents, Black Flag, T.S.O.L., the Germs, X, Suicidal Tendencies, The Dickies, and Fullerton’s Social Distortion.

This clip includes footage of a typical mosh pit of the era (1:35). Hat tip Shira!

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