Well it's certainly been an interesting weekend leading into an even more interesting week thus far!
Friday night got the train a rollin' with my band SLAVEDRIVER playing Gottrocks here in Greenville with Bonz, the former frontman of STUCK MOJO and his self-titled solo project. Before the show started, Bonz was checking out our merch table which included some previously worn stage gear. One of Moon's tees caught his eye so we hooked him up and, lo and behold, he wore it on stage later that night! Yes, Bonz loves white bitches!
Opening the show was OF GOOD AND EVIL followed by REDEFIND then us. I gotta say that that was the best I have played live with the band yet! I only messed up one of our newer tunes "Drag This Out" and I butchered it pretty badly but, for the most part, I was dead on which I feel was largely attributed to the fact that the sound was amazing! I could actually hear everything including my bass except when I ran over to Moon's side of the stage. And the crowd was spectacular!
Unfortunately, a lot of the crowd left after we played so I felt bad for BONZ having to play to a leftover crowd. I had figured a lot more people would have come for the namesake alone considering his tenure with the mighty STUCK MOJO. However, that didn't deter the band from putting on one helluva show! Did I mention that Bonz wore Moon's shirt on stage?
Once we got done packing our gear, loading it up, dropping it off at the band room and returning the trailer, my ass was starving so Tessa and I went to Waffle House for some much needed greasy substenance!
After my late night gorging, I had to run back to the station to wrap up some things so I didn't make it back home and crawl into bed until around 6:30 in the morning as the Sun was coming up!
I slept in until about 12:30 and Tessa and I started making our rounds for the day with more gorging at Culver's. We then hit up Old Navy and Haywood Mall to pick up some things we needed like a few select pieces of garb. We then stopped by Men's Wearhouse to get some prices on tux rentals for our wedding coming up in October.
Over the course of the weekend, our last two remaining rats finally kicked the rodent bucket. All I can say is that, although I hate to see critters expire, I am glad our house is rid of the vermin as we do not intend to have any more. Having said that, rest in peace Val and Nimh, daughters of the deceased Brisby ("Brisa") and nieces of the also deceased Ella. You will be missed but NOT replaced!
Monday night after work, Tessa and I joined some of her co-workers at Carolina Ale House in downtown Greenville. Thankfully on our there, we ran into Booger and a friend of his. So we had them join us which helped me not feel so out of place. We had a few drinks, some amazing cheese fries and tried to get Booger hooked up with our waitress!
Last night we got the answer to the question, "Can the Handlebar handle GWAR?!" Let's just say that they survived! And barely at that since the show was just what one would expect: a cesspool of campy violence, obscene amounts of fake blood and semen and tongue-in-cheek blasphemy which included the mangling of Adolf Hitler and a mock crucifixion and dismemberment of Jesus Christ. The latter did make me a little uneasy despite the absurdity of it all, but I didn't let it stop me from enjoying the show overall.
Fortunately, a majority of the blood was spewed into the center of the crowd so it missed me and Tessa since we were up front but to the far right of the stage. However, Oderus had us in his sights when it was time for him to have his bountiful orgasm of fake green semen. My damn hands and various other body parts are still green despite a nice hot shower after the show!
Despite the mess, the show was amazing! Security had a helluva time trying to keep the barricade in place with the rowdy crowd and Oderus' mic kept cutting in and out throughout their set but, despite it all, it was one of the greatest shows I have ever....EXPERIENCED!!!! My GWAR cherry got popped and I got to scratch off an item from my bucket list that I never knew was on it to begin with! And I want Balsac's goat hoof boots!