GWAR - Banned in North Carolina?

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Thursday, March 21, 2002 @ 12:01 AM

Press release from Gwar's lead

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GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus said today that he was deeply "confused" about the cancellation of two shows from the band's "Blood Drive 2002" Tour, after complaints from North Carolina officials were leveled at the band and local promoters.

"The whole point of the tour is to gather blood for the war effort," said Oderus. "The President himself was planning on attending, and making a huge donation. This is downright un-American."

When asked about plans to unleash a gigantic T-Rex named "Gor-Gor" on the general population during the course of this "patriotic event", with the intent of destroying the city and everyone who lived there, Oderus claimed the ancient Babylonian semaphore device he was using to communicate with was malfunctioning.

Oderus then described a typical GWAR show as "a happy occasion".

"People come and they dance, and there are flowers and wreaths that hang heavy from the trees. Children play and laugh, and cavort with animals."

Responding to specific allegations made by N.C. authorities about the possibility of "public urination" around the venues where GWAR was supposed to have played, Oderus had this to say: "Our fans are encouraged to use toilets. But good potty training must begin at home."

Another matter that had concerned N.C. authorities was the potential For violent behavior on the part of GWAR's fans. Oderus responded thusly--"You tell people to support a war, go and fight it, maybe have to kill or die, and then you tell them they can't see GWAR? It makes no sense."

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