Friday June 25
GWAR w/ Dirge Within and Mobile Deathcamp
Buster’s 899 Manchester Street. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. Doors @ 7:30 P.M.; Show 8:30. 18+
Whether you know it or not, GWAR coming to Lexington is a special occasion. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to enhance your experience.
DO: Give them a listen before the show. You should at least know what you’re getting yourself into.
DON’T: Listen to them too much. The music is only about 15% of why you should be going to see GWAR. And truth be told, it’s not that good.
DO: Watch at least one of their movies. I recommend Phallus in Wonderland. If you cannot stomach an entire movie (which is perfectly legitimate) at least get on Youtube and watch some of their fake commercials from the late 90s. Sperm ‘n Slide is a classic.
DON’T: Attempt to recreate any scenes from any of the movies. You don’t have a spaceship that runs on crack, you will go to jail for selling crack to children, and no one has stolen your Cuttlefish of Cthulhu.
DO: Wear a white shirt. One that you no longer want, need, or care about. GWAR’s shows are notorious for massive blasts of fake blood, slime, semen, guts, and sundry other liquids. Standing towards the back will not save you. Wearing a white shirt will ensure that you remember your evening no matter how much you are driven to drink.
DON’T: Wear a GWAR shirt to the GWAR show. This advice goes for seeing any band. It is the ultimate way to be “that guy.”
DO: Bring earplugs. These dudes are loud.
DON’T: Expect any modicum of political correctness. It is not uncommon for GWAR to execute puppets of famous people like Michael Jackson or George W. Bush.—Patrick Bigger