Once again, last weekend Bohabs and music fans alike descended on beautiful Richmond, Virginia to attend the 7th Annual GWAR B-Q at Hadad’s Lake. Once again, the legendary GWAR found themselves lounging atop the bodies of the thousands of GWAR B-Q attendees, swilling massive amounts of GWAR Beer, mainlining “Arctic Snow” Vodka, and stinking up the joint by chain-smoking the band’s own premium limited edition CiGWARs.
The 2016 GWAR B-Q broke all previous records for, death count, casualties and utter devastation. Every band that performed kicked so much ass that GWAR spared their lives, although the “members” of several groups were severely beaten and humiliated in a series of no holds barred wrestling matches. The 2016 lineup goes toe-to-toe with any other festival performance anywhere, on any day: GWAR, LAMB OF GOD, AGAINST ME!, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, AUGUST BURNS RED, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, EYEHATEGOD, LAGWAGON, MURPHY’S LAW, BRAIN TENTACLES, MOBILE DEATHCAMP, OCCULTIST, SAWYER FAMILY, and THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL.
The sights were spectacular! There was the real life ROCK STAR moment when DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN made a fan’s dream come true… Cool Romanian vampire types gleefully lost their composure upon meeting LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE and WILLIE ADLER (seriously, it was like watching someone meet The freakin’ Beatles) and, with a dangling cig in his mouth, PHIL ANSELMO even performed a Bohab wedding! WHAT? Oh, and there were blood soaked Heavy Metal Jesus sightings everywhere too. It was like we were blessed and couldn’t lose!
But of course, the main event of this and every GWAR B-Q was the jaw-dropping, eyeball-popping exhibition by the annihilators of the human race, our Lords and Masters, the Scumdogs of the Universe, GWAR! Those in attendance witnessed a blistering set that featured the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fighting to the death for control of the American government, as well as GWAR defending their belts for the “Intergalactic Wrestling Championship.”
You never know what’s going to happen at GWAR B-Q but everyone seems to agree, this festival is unfolding as a MUST EXPERIENCE EVENT!
Another successful GWAR B-Q is now in the books and the human slaves that organize it are incredibly grateful and already gearing up for next year’s event, which is slated to be even bigger and better display of carnage, mayhem, and GOOD TIMES than this year!
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(Photo Credit: Nick DeSimone)