This over-the-top metal band has been around for about 20 years, so you know that whatever they've got going for them people have enjoyed. At their shows be prepared to be bounced around by the rabid crowd, go deaf due to the elevated decibels and to be sprayed by any number of liquids. Intrigued? Read on.
Seeing GWAR perform live is like seeing a show that is part ear splitting metal and part prop-laden theatre. You will see different characters onstage with names like Sleazy P. Martini, Slymen Hymenstra and Oderus. It is like some metal music fueled scary fairy tale when you see this band perform. There is also a high probability that you will be sprayed by gallons of fake blood, semen or urine during the course of the show. This is not stuff for the faint of heart, folks!
Despite all these theatrics you have to remember that this is a musical act first and foremost. Pay attention to the songs if you can because they do have a number of good ones. Though they are crazy, occasionally offensive and controversial you are guaranteed to have something to talk about the next day.
The all-ages show is general admission.
-Venue: 1225 St. Laurent
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketpro.ca or (514) 790-1111
-Ticket Price: $34.50 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Job for a Cowboy, The Red Chord