We interviewed GWAR for the Levi's® FADER Fort blog on Saturday (stay tuned for the video), after which a couple of the guys stayed behind to chat with us on the, uh, semi-real tip. They explained that they were the less "fratty" members of the group, which explained why they were the ones not calling our production trailer the "rape tent." Their relative bashfulness seemed like it might have been a clever ruse, but we later discovered it was actually genuine. After leaving our interview, the man in the above photo, the tallest one with the swollen kneecaps, was hanging out by the bar, grabbing one last Budweiser before he had to leave The Fort with the rest of the band.
We had just made a Budweiser toast when he bent down a bit and asked in a polite near-whimper, "Hey, have you seen any other guys in costume around here? I seem to have been left behind." We surveyed the crowd for a second, reached up and placed our hand gently on his furry, spiked shoulder-penis, pointed to our left and said, "It looks like they might be over there... but we're not sure." He said, "Thanks," offered another toast and shuffled away, carrying the weight of his huge hoove-like shoes on his feet and possibly the weight of the world on his shoulders. It was as close to living in Where the Wild Things Are as we ever wanted to be. Thank you, shoulder-penis man.