GWAR closed out a busy festival week in Austin Texas, with an outdoor set at the Mess With Texas Festival Saturday night. Despite winds and temperatures that more resembled winter than spring in Austin, thousands of GWAR faithful turned out to get drenched in "blood" despite the chilly walk back to the car.
GWAR did not disappoint, with copious quantities of GWAR goo blasting from the stage, caught by the wind it coated most of those in the front with a fine even spray mist while those of us closer to the stage still managed to catch the blasts full force. Even then many photographers chose to bail than face a full out GWAR assault and at times it did seem they were battling the press.
Though cramped into a somewhat small stage GWAR still managed to find room for the whole band as well as their inevitable props and weaponry. Still part of the stage act were the "Blood Cannon" as well as the Micheal Jackson and Barack Obama props. Missing was the 20 minute opening video sequence shown their last tour though, but with the temps hovering in the upper 30s with the wind, that proved to be a blessing.