The crowd had grown to mammoth proportions. The Jersey kids were out!! The weather was absolutely gorgeous!! I was waiting in line to meet GWAR while HIGH ON FIRE hit the stage. I'm not too familiar with them, and I didn't want to give up my spot in line to go take pics , but they were O.K. I was hoping another band that I wasn't too interested in would come on, so I wouldn't have to leave my spot, but it wouldn't be the case. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD was coming on next. I left my spot. When Devin hit the stage, I was right under his mic. It was good to see he was still his good ol' comedic self, cursing out Jersey and the crowd and Snorkel, his shark hand puppet was simply awesome!!Devin still the man! Hell yeah, they kicked ass too. I took my pics and hustled back to the GWAR line.
Oderus and Balsac came out in this GWAR golf cart. It was a madhouse. Odie was the coolest. Me and my son went around the table and got our pic with him cause I had a photo pass. I got Donna a pic with him too. He signed a girls big boobs right in front of us. Freakin' cool. I shook his hand and told him I would see him up front. Just look down and I'll be right under your mic. THROWDOWN was on and they were kicking ass too. By the time I started up towards them it was too late to get pics so me and Donna hung back. Then, the singer told everyone up front to turn around and give everyone in the back the finger. He told them to stay facing the back. I looked at Donna and said "Hold on. They're going to charge!" Instead of a side to side wall of death, they did a front to back one. All the kids up front charged the back at THROWDOWN'S command. Freakin' great! EVERYTIME I DIE and NORMA JEAN were next and although I took the time to rest up for GWAR, I did get down in front for some pics of ETID. NORMA JEAN got the Jersey hardcore kids stirred up pretty good, but I was anticipating the thereafter. F**KING GWAR!GWAR!GWAR!
The photographers were gathering in anticipation up front, but I wondered how long any of them would survive the bloodsoaking. The girl filming the DVD had a raincoat and plastic bags wrapped all over her and her equipment. The other photogs would shoot and run. Not Tgod. I had my Fuji disposable and waited under Odie's mic. A bell began ringing and out walks The Pope, waving to the crowd. Oh man! Here we go!!! There is nothing like this in the world!! GWAR comes one by one onto the stage! Balsac, Beefcake The Mighty, Flattius, Gismac and Oderus. The crowd is a complete frenzy!! I turned to see some good friends in the front and we gave each other the horns. And then they kicked into "Krosstika" and off with The Pope's head!! I was under a shower of blood with my arms raised, screaming like a maniac. The other photogs scattered. I jumped around for the 3 songs I was allowed up there for. My son came flying over the barrier like a surfing maniac several times and after "Bring Back the Bomb" seperated George Bush's skull from his body, I dove back into the bloody ocean for some surfing as well!! I was actually taking pics atop the crowd. It was blood soaking mayhem! Usually GWAR unloads 100 gallons in an hour set, but today they would let loose 150 in 30 minutes!!Yeah! Freakin' GWAR! By the time they ended with their classic, "Sick of You", the sea of Jersians was completely red, slaughtered by the Antarctic Aliens!!!!!! Oh! What a day! But, the evening....is yet to come. Holy shiiiiaaattt! Thank Satan, I'm home in hell.