13-May-2004 (Thu)
Wherein we meet the Scumdogs of the Universe!

"We need to buy some carpet to cover the stage."
"A carpet? What for?"
"GWAR needs to route their blood hoses underneath it."

Man, what a fantastic show! Somehow I'd never seen GWAR live before, though I'd been hearing about them for years, and had seen some video. It was amazing. The show was packed, and everyone there was completely nuts for the band. They were even really funny while they were setting up, and during sound check. As they were filling the stage with their horrible monsters, one of the guys took what looked like a rubber large intestine and wrapped it around the head of one of the dummys: "look, a colon crown!" Then during sound check, they kept building on that theme: "New, from GWAR, Coca-Colon!" A little while later one of the other guys says, "Bottled at the source!", and everyone busts up.

GWAR are from Antarctica, and they have come here to rock, and to kill. And they do both very well. It's a very wet show, full of incredible costumes and eviscerated celebrity guests.

Check out the photos!

Surprisingly, I think that GWAR was actually less messy than Incredibly Strange Wrestling was. GWAR was just a hundred gallons of fake blood, whereas ISW's thousand pounds of crumpled tortilla shells was the gift that keeps on giving.

"We all enter this world in the same way: naked, screaming, and soaked in blood. But if you live your life right, that kind of thing doesn't have to stop there." -- Dana Gould

13 Responses:

  1. baconmonkey says:

    I love the red eyes and blue skin in this one.

    angela's photos look amazing. the detail is staggering.

    I caught GWAR twice many years back, I think around '93 and '95. Those shows had more of a story, and were a little more elaborate. I definately recall more colors of fluids. At least one of those shows had Slaves with external genitalia, and much yellow fluids hit the audience. and I know at one of them, the singer demanded that a slave jack him off, which led to white fluids all over the audience.
    This one was a little scaled down, comparatively, and was more brief sketches where something gets dismembered and bleeds everwhere. Though I think I caught them saying this was a warmup tour for their new album. It was still a whole lot of fun, and I'll probably have to go again next time they're in town. I can't believe how many people I associate with didn't lose their GWAR cherry til this show.

  2. taffer says:

    How long did it take you guys to clean up afterwards?

  3. romulusnr says:

    green? when did they go to green blood?

  4. krick says:

    This is your ASS, and I'm in it.