I first heard of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in 1976 when as a 7th grader I read a review of their show at the Armadillo World Headquarters in the Austin American Statesman. The writer (maybe Joe Nick Patoski or Ed Ward?) described the shows carnival like atmosphere, the outlandish costumes, and stage props like their mothership like it was some funkified Feliniesque acid trip. If I recall correctly Bootsy Collins was still with them, and the writer went on to describe this funk meets rock meets soul sound that in time actually turned into it's own sub genre known as "PFunk".
Well it's now 2010 Bootsy is long gone from the band, the band has gone through literally generations of costumes, and the mothership has probably been put out to pasture somewhere, but PFunk and it's progenitor George Clinton have survived well into the 21st century. They still have lots of costumes, lots of props, and they still put on a show that can be described as some funkified Feliniesque acid trip. At times they must have had 20+ performers onstage, playing music that ran the gamut from screaming hard rock guitar solos to pure Motown. You would be hard pressed to find a more interesting and exciting stage show by any performer, and at 2 hour plus, the fans more than got their moneys worth. See them soon! You won't be disappointed .