Ween fans are obsessed. I know, I'm one of them. In 2003, I went to great lengths trying to get them to attend my backyard BBQ/Cinco De Mayo party the night they're playing in town. But my motives seemed legit. After all, the band prefers receiving home-cooked meals from their fans and the band was playing ten blocks away. Unfortunately, sound check and prearranged dinner engagements (not to mention a late start on the grill) prevented Ween from coming over to hang with us before their show. Oh well. I just know they would've loved the sight of my female dog basically humping my leg when my holiday-themed band, Elf Punishment, performed. Although, if the "family" photo on the inner sleeve of Pure Guava is any indication, it probably wouldn't have been the worst they have seen.
But I was delighted to find out this morning that New Hope, Pennsylvania's favorite acid-fried brothers-from-different-mothers, have announced a fall 2007 tour that brings them to The Paramount on November 13. Their shows are legendary, filled with drunken tomfoolery, esoteric nonsense, and musical grandeur. Tickets are currently available for pre-sale here.
Looks like I have a reason for throwing a party and firing up the grill, yet again.