Gwar Sprays Freezing Fans; Andrew W.K. and F----- Up Use Different Tactics at SXSW
Despite windy, near-freezing temperatures, Gwar soaked the screaming crowd with endless gallons of extraterrestrials' bodily fluids (colored water) at their SXSW show. However, two other bands altered their water-spraying antics. Andrew W.K. repeatedly asked permission before squirting water bottles. Damian Abraham, vocalist for F----- Up, said, "Here's where I usually crush a soda can on my head and spray the audience. But I'm not doing that (to you) today."
In fairness, many Gwar fans would have missed being sprayed. At least the soaking was a distraction from the most horrifying parts of Gwar's costumes, the pale naked butts of the middle-aged band members.
Dean Carrell is a contributor from Seed.com.