Gwar-B-Q Venue Changed Due To Denied Permit
Henrico County would not issue the proper licenses for the event to run legally despite Slave Pit's intense efforts to placate the authorities.
Slave Pit's Dave Brockie had this to say about the debacle- "We feel we have been treated in an unjust manner. There have been music festivals for years in Henrico County with no problem OR licenses. We jumped through hoops, hired cops, made safety plans...and at the last second they chose not to give us the permits."
"I woke up today and heard this. I was just about to put a bullet through my head when we got a call from the National Theater. They had originally booked some loser from "America's Got Talent", but he cancelled...so the National saved the day for us and agreed to open their doors to the event. As you read this we are scrambling madly to accommodate all of the acts and events we had planned, and present the full spectacle of the Gwar-B-Q."
Slave Pit and Gwar have been busy as evil beavers, breaking in a new bass player and gearing up for the last great bash of summer 2011, the Gwar-B-Q. What started years ago as party for Gwar members and friends has mutated into a colossal event featuring tons of bands, food, and fun. Headliners Gwar will be supported by Darkest Hour, a special re-union of the band Kepone, and the debut of The Argonauts, featuring Dave Witte of Municipal Waste. The amazing line-up has attracted the attention of nationwide media, and reporters and photographers from Decibel and Spin magazine will be on hand. Celebrity judges and entertainers like Rabb Himself and Don Jamieson will be on hand, and best yet, G4's Attack of the Show co-host Candace Bailey will be eaten by Gwar's pet worm, the World Maggot!