Bruno Mars may be set to perform at half time during the 2014 Super Bowl, but if a group of metal diehards get their way we’ll be seeing extraterrestrial outfit GWAR doing the honours in 2015, with fans starting a petition that’s already collected over 19,000 signatures.
The petition appeals to the sense of reason we all have within us, claiming that GWAR are “more American than apple pie”:
“We don’t want another year of sitting around talking through a muted, boring NFL Super Bowl halftime show. We want something different. We want a real spectacle that only GWAR can provide. Doesn’t the NFL want more viewers? Don’t advertisers want more people paying attention? This way everyone wins.”
It also makes the case that the satirical outfit, who’ve been kicking it since 1984, have more to do with gridiron than any other band out there, with frontman Oderus Urungus writing a football column for MetalSucks.com and a GWAR mask being displayed on television sports talk show The Dan Patrick Show.
GWAR are notorious for their elaborate costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, so we’re pretty sure a potential half-time show would be very similar to Beyoncé‘s set during the 2013 Super Bowl.
And if you need a sneak preview before you can commit to internet activism, GWAR are all set to bring their stuff Down Under next February and March, playing the 2014 Soundwave festival.
Watch: GWAR – Fate or Chaos Tour, Gothic Theater, Denver, Colorado 17/04/2013
Watch: Beyonce – Super Bowl 2013 Half-Time Performance
(via Consequence Of Sound)