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Feb272011

Gwar @ Starland Ballroom 2.24.11 (photos, review, and setlist)

Gwar (Photos and Review: Nicole Mago)

Gwar live

"Bloody Tour of Horror" couldn't be a more appropriate name for Gwar's most recent tour, which followed the release of their newest album, "Bloody Pit of Horror", in November of 2010. On the 24th of January, Gwar drenched the Starland Ballroom in fake blood and guts as they stopped there to perform for all of their die-hard fans in New Jersey.

The first band to take stage that night was Thanatotic Desire. Although the crowd was notably small, the band had no problem getting the fans pumped up, and even starting a circle pit. From then on, the night only got better as supporting bands Meothodical, Menstrea, and Mobile Deathcamp all took their turns on stage. By the end of Menstrea's set, the venue was finally packed.

10pm is the when Gwar took the stage. The band hadn't even made an entrance yet, and fans were already screaming and jumping around. They started their 19 piece setlist (listed below) with an explosive amount of energy, covering fans in 'blood' within the first 30 seconds of the show.  By the end of the first song there was moshing and crowd-surfing, and the fans were already drenched in fake blood. 

With their on-stage slaughter acts, Gwar really took control of the night when they killed political figure Sarah Palin on stage about mid-way through the show. They later sealed the deal as they killed famous pop-star Lady Gaga at the very end. Despite the long, hour and a half set Gwar put on, the crowd was as energetic and relentless as they were from the start, as they sang along to Gwar's final song, "Sick of You".

More Photos Here

 

Gwar's Setlist:

Horror of Yig

Damnation Under God

Hail, Genocide!

Let Us Slay

Vlad the Impaler

Decay of Grandeur

The Private Pain of Sawborg Destructo

Creck in the Egg

Maggots

Bring Back the Bomb

Metal Metal Land

Pure as the Arctic Snow

Beat You to Death

The Salaminizer

 

Encore:

Zombies, March!

Come the Carnivore

A Gathering of Ghouls

Storm is Coming

Sick of You

Reader Comments (2)

"Gwar really took control of the night when they killed political figure Sarah Palin on stage about mid-way through the show. They later sealed the deal as they killed famous pop-star Lady Gaga at the very end."

awesome.
February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Gwar photos are always fun to look at.
February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat

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