The Bloodhound Gang played two sold-out shows at the Electric Factory last week, and both shows were exceptional displays of puking, naked women and fire-breathing maniacs.
Just over a year ago The Bloodhound Gang had trouble drawing crowds to small venues; after releasing a video on MTV, the band was able to sell out the Electric Factory on two consecutive nights. The influence of MTV definitely changed the make-up of the BG crowd. Instead of having a bunch of hardcore freaks running rampant through the mosh pit, the gathering of teenage girls and fashion boys destroyed the fun that used to be a BG show. Most of the fans had never heard of many of the songs the band played from earlier albums, but there were a few old fans who kept the momentum going.
BG didn’t need the crowd to make a great show. They put on a spectacle of their own. Evil Jared spit flames over the crowd during their rendition of Rammstein’s Du Hast and Jimmy Pop made sure that as many women as possible got naked. One brave fan was asked to come on stage and drink an entire case of warm Dr. Pepper. If he succeeded without puking then he would win $100. Unfortunately, halfway through the case he vomited everything he had taken down. Apparently, he had a lot more than Dr. Pepper in his stomach. He was then given the chance to vomit on command for a free BG t-shirt, but once again he was unsuccessful. Jimmy Pop kicked him off the stage and dedicated the classicWhy’s Everybody Always Picking on Me? to the loser.
The band then brought about 20 girls on stage and had breasts bouncing everywhere and a few horny girls making out behind Evil Jared. Jimmy Pop got one to get really frisky with him and then took her back stage to do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.
PAC-Man also made an appearance to sing a little ditty, then he took a couple hits from a bong and was pushed off stage by Jimmy Pop and DJ Q-ball. One fan tried to sneak on stage and join the band but he was met by roadies who decided he would look better with a wedgie. Jimmy Pop then picked him up and threw him to the ground. Evil Jared gave him a couple elbow drops to the head and the fanatic was led off the stage. Evil Jared also decided that the crowd might enjoy a couple of elbow drops for themselves. He jumped off the stage-left speakers and into the crowd.
BG played some old favorites mixed in with some new hits that were made popular thanks to MTV. They made fun of everyone from the Backstreet Boys to Fred Durst. Nobody was able to escape their wrath. Members of the original BG came out for one song and they talked about times past when Jimmy Pop, DJ Q-ball, Evil Jared, and Lupus used to work here in Philadelphia and King of Prussia. Of course, everyone in the crowd remembered them from the old days. One fan was lucky enough to have a t-shirt from Jimmy Pop’s high school get burned on stage.
The show was full of energy from the opening band Bloodfart to the grand finale of BG dressed up like NSync and doing a dance number that any boy band would be proud of. They played two shows – and if you missed them, you suck. Get a life and go see Philadelphia’s finest before they piss off too many people and don’t get to go on tour anymore.