Keytar Bear is much more complex than his man-in-a-bear-suit act implies. Despite all I’ve learned about him, there are a couple questions I’ve been asking myself that no one else has been able to answer.
The ending of Wayne Kramer’s first show in New York in ten years should have been awesome. Instead, when the cry of “it’s time to kick out the jams motherfuckas!!!” rang out, it just felt out of place. And that was a good thing.
One fan passed judgment saying, “That’s the most metal thing ever.” He wasn’t referring to the pools of fake blood, or the vivisections of Christ and Hitler. He was referring to the arrival of the FDNY after GWAR’s set.
Janelle Monae capped off the second day of the festival for the concrete half of the park. Her Red Stage grounds included the FreeCycle BMX quarter-pipe, the skate park, and most of the other interesting parts of the festival.