GWAR – Niagara Falls NY – 10.22.22

GWAR at The Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, New York on October 22, 2022

Photos and Review by The Pit Magazine Contributor David Desin Photography

So, this is a band that you either love or hate. GWAR has the music, costumes, stage presence and drawls the crowd right into their show and gets them involved. When I showed up to the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls New York, I wasn’t sure what to expect photographing this concert seeing they spray the crowd with stuff. This concert actually turned out to be one of the coolest concerts that provided me with some of the most unique shots for me. A lot of cool crowd shots.

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GWAR has gone through a rotating line up of band members since they formed in 1984. They have stayed with the “ Barbaric “ look and the spraying of the crowd as well. GWAR has released 13 studio albums and have had two Grammy nominations. One for Best Long Form Music Video in 1993 and one in 1996 for Best Metal Performance.

I was talking with some of the people in the crowd while waiting for GWAR to take stage about what they liked most about seeing GWAR live. Some of the responses were the uniqueness of the show and their costumes, the stage set up, the music and some of the craziest responses were that they liked getting sprayed by them during the show ( not going into detail ). That is why a lot of the fans wear all white to the show so they can make their own souvenirs that they wore to the show that GWAR created with the spray. I thought that was a pretty cool idea. One of the fans told me that this was their 9th time seeing them live. GWAR  has some dedicated fans.

Setlist for Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY 10/22/2022

1. The Cutter

2. The Issue of Tissue (Spacecake)

3. BringBack the Bomb

4. New Dark Age

5. Mother Fucking Liar

6. Rise Again

7. Bored To Death

8. Saddam a Go Go

9. Ratcatcher

10. Wont With a View

11. Black and Huge

12. Venom of the Platypus

13. Berserker Mode

14. U Aint Shit

15. None but the Brave

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Photos by The Pit Magazine photographer David Desin Photography, in Eerie, Pennsylvania. ©2022.

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