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Petition for GWAR to play the Super Bowl in 2015 is making the internet rounds

Sep 17, 2013

When the NFL announced that Bruno Mars would be performing the Super Bowl halftime show last month it was met with collective sighs. An average pick at best, Bruno Mars is like buying mid-grade gasoline for your shit car. It is like going home with the first passable girl you talk to at the bar. Uninspiring, lacking the total fuck-you to the fans that acts like The Black Eyed Peas and whatever you want to call that boy band brought to the table while at the same time not being Paul McCartney.

Was that the best artist the richest sports organization in America could get? Don’t get me wrong, I really have nothing against Bruno Mars but his name alone is not going to garner any new viewers who aren’t into sports and just want to watch the game for the overrated commercials and the halftime show.

Enter: The petition for GWAR to play the Super Bowl in 2015.

Petitions are usually things you do for fellow classmates who are working on projects or something in the middle of the night to express your anger that Kellogs got rid of Rice Crispy Treat Cereal. They are not something we here at Death and Taxes like to regularly take part in. But sometimes….sometimes there comes along a petition that you just cannot take a pass on.

Today a group of GWAR fans are looking for your help to book extraterrestrial metal band for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. Thus far the group has gotten over 18,000 endorsements in the short time that it has been live. Sometimes the pitch just sells itself:

“We don’t want another year of sitting around talking through a muted, boring NFL Super Bowl halftime show. We want something different. We want a real spectacle that only GWAR can provide. Doesn’t the NFL want more viewers? Don’t advertisers want more people paying attention? This way everyone wins.”

The petition goes on to explain how the satirical heavy metal band are huge football fans, how front-man Oderus Urungu (Dave Brockie) writes a football column, how there’s a GWAR mask displayed on “The Dan Patrick Show.” And, most importantly, they are not Bruno Mars.

While GWAR might not be everyone’s cup of tea they sure know how to put on a show. If you have not seen a live performance from the band you are truly missing out. Check out the video below and then imagine that show with an infinitely bigger budget. Also attached is an amazing interview between Andrew W.K. and Oderus at last weekend’s Riot Fest, courtesy of Consequence of Sound.


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