GWAR Brings a Taste of Antarctica To The Salt City Lust In Space/25th Anniversary Tour
February 21, 2011 @ Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
Despite the bitter cold temperature of 2 degrees F and wind chills below zero, hundreds of GWAR devotees braved the frigid weather and icy streets, making their way to The Westcott Theater, to see the antics of Oderus Urungus and his band of scumdogs as they performed a blistering set of Toxic Metal.
This was GWAR's second Syracuse performance in eight months, and was the polar opposite of the June 23, 2010 show, which was like, a MILLION degrees. (see story) The band seemed unaffected by the cold, but then again, their secret base IS located in Antarctica, so they are probably used to it.
The show was opened up by local thrashers Ruination, (ReverbNation page) who performed a tight set that got the crowd riled up.
Following them was Mensrea (MensreaMusic.com), a metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Up next was Mobile DeathCamp (Sacrifice Records Band Page), a vicious Metal trio from Toledo, Ohio.
At 10 PM, I was taken before the Supreme Scumdog himself: Oderus Urungus. We were shoved into a dark place with a bright light in our faces and began the interview.
During the interview Oderus announced that there will indeed be a Crack-A-Thon 2011, though no info was given as to when it would be, where it would be, or who else would be appearing.
He also set the record straight about his consumption of crack. He says he actually doesn't smoke crack, he EATS it! Oderus went on to say that he eats a nine-ton ball of crack before each show, and is considering getting a larger mouth surgically implanted in his face to eat even MORE crack, as well as chili-cheese burritos!
We also discussed the band's upcoming appearance at the UK Download Festival at Donington Park, where they will be sharing the stage with such acts as Alice Cooper, whom Oderus recognizes as the Master of the Shock Rock genre, and Rob Zombie, whom he refers to as a plageristic hack.
Also discussed was GWAR's appearance in a PETA2 PSA in which Oderus pits two humans on chains against each other gladiator-style to make a point about the cruelty of the sport of dog fighting.
When asked if he was at all worried that WikiLeaks might release incriminating info about GWAR, he said that he hoped that they would, and claimed: "I was there when Julian Assange raped those two Swedish bitches."
The last question got Oderus going on about how the cast of Jersey Shore were some of the ugliest women on TV, though he did end by saying, "I would fuck Snooki, though!"