KG and JB greeted the sold out crowd at the Aragon Friday night in Chicago, promptly at 8:45. The boys were allowed two full hours to fling the rock, preview short films, fuck with their stage manager, and shove The D down our throats. JB complained about back pains throughout the show, but his charismatic stage antics shot down that theory faster than Oliver Stone, as he danced, flailed, and sweated his way through the extended headliner set. Most of The D favorites were heard and appreciated by the 4,000 plus in attendance. ìFuck Her Gently,î ìExplosivo,î the current radio smash, ìTribute,î ìKyle Quit The Band,î and others, while ìWonderboyî was mysteriously left off the set list. The D also performed the song heard on the trailers for The Osbournes show, while standing on top of their equipment. JB joked that it was kind of lame for a band to play a song used in a commercial during the live show. ìBob Seger would never play ìlike a rock..strong as I could be, like a rockî from those Chevy commercials during HIS live show.î Two videos were shown as well. One of the films showed Cage and Jables in the desert attempting to ìfind themselvesî as they took LSD, which lead to a grotesque sequence of KG giving birth to a baby out of his ass. The videos were extremely hilarious and helped fuel the ongoing protest against HBO, to relinquish The D episodes on DVD format for all of college kids and stoners to watch when there is absolutely nothing else on the tube. This is the third time, and definitely not the last, that I have encountered Tenacious D, and I must say that their headlining tour is an amazingly good old fashioned event. You can go with the dudes, or with your girl, or even your parents for that matter, EVERYONE LOVES THE D. After the show we talked to JB, who was lying on the couch, shirtless. We snatched a photo and let Jack frantically look for his shoes, as we grabbed some cans of Coke and called it a night. Thanks to Michele and Silva at GAS for coming through on the admission side, an awesome time was had.
Source: Jason Anfinsen