Peelander-Z -- Lawrence, KS -- October 1st, 2009
Kansas was invaded by aliens from the Z sector of planet Peelander tonight, and they brought with them giant aliens, limbo lines, human bowling, and a smile to everyone's face in attendance.
I've heard people say that you don't really go to a GWAR show for the music, you go for the show. That's partly true for Peelander-Z. The trio (Peelander Yellow, Red, and Green) do put on an amazing show with great crowd participation, but their music is also infectiously fun pop (or maybe Peelander?) punk that you can't help but jump along to.
Just to emphasize how much fun this was, here's a partial list of everything that went on during the 50 or so minutes that Peelander-Z played:
They spent as much time in the crowd as they did on the stage during their set.
All this went on while nearly every song had motions to it that Peelander Yellow was more than happy enough to explain. Also, the songs usually led with an amusing rambling from Yellow about how they aren't Japanese, they aren't human, but they are from the Z sector of planet Peelander! Nothing I can put down in words and even describe how much fun this show was.
Partial/Out of Order setlist:
P-Pop High School
So Many Mike
Go see this band.
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