Super Bowl fever seems to be catching in the horror world. Just yesterday, we found out the gross-out gurus of Troma Entertainment are competing for a TV ad during next February's Super Bowl broadcast, and now it looks like the murderous metal mutants of GWAR are aiming for even more exposure (so to speak) in the following NFL season.
Dave Brockie, best known as GWAR vocal-thing Oderus Urungus, is an avowed football fan, and writes the NFL column “Necessary Roughness” for the website MetalSucks. But when Brockie kicked off this season with his views on the selection of Bruno Mars as halftime performer for next February's Super Bowl (his comment was basically the word “Barf”), a fan decided it was time to rally the troops and get Dave/Oderus and GWAR onto the SB halftime stage for 2015.
To that end, GWAR fan Jeff Cantrell launched an online petition at Change.org to appeal to Greg Aiello, Senior Vice President of Communications for the NFL, and make every gore & metal-loving football fan's dream come true... and as of this writing, it's doing amazingly well. The target is 25,000 signatures, and they've already crossed the 18,000 mark.
Not that reaching the goal will lead to any satisfactory result; if you remember the insane media uproar surrounding that whole “wardrobe malfunction” thing in 2004, then consider that Oderus himself is pretty much a walking wardrobe malfunction (not to mention all the dismembered presidents and decapitated pop stars that feature in the average GWAR show), the odds seem pretty slim. But it's the thought that counts, right?
The petition is still open, so if you want your voice heard... go here and join the multitudes.