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Tales From The Pit: Wheelchair Moshing At A Gwar Show

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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Oderus Urungus from GWAR. When asked what the weirdest thing he'd ever seen from the stage in the band's 1,500 shows over the course of their career, here's what he had to say:

"I can tell you the funniest thing. We were playing a show and I looked down on the audience and I was like, 'Why is that guy slamming in a lazy boy?' And I realized he was in a wheelchair and people were picking him up and passing him over the top of the crowd. Hilarious! He was screaming and fell out of his chair and was booted into submission. He only had a broken leg before the show, but now he’s totally paralyzed."

This may be a slightly exaggerated of the story told in his recent interview with Metalunderground.com. Don't miss Oderus' previous pit story detailing their defeat of a skinhead wall of death.

Gwar recently released their 12th studio album, "Lust In Space," which entered the Billboard Top 200 album charts at number 96. The band is currently on tour with Lamb of God and Job For a Cowboy.

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1. RTB writes:

Ya you never know when OD is being serious, or is he just doing his constant stand up routine...kinda reminds me of robin williams the actor back in the day, did so many interviews and was never serious it was always a constant attempt to be funny...same thing here...if it happend, lol if its schtick, yawn

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2. deathbringer writes:

LOL if some guy with a broken leg got picked up, dropped, kicked and paralyzed?

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3. Persecution MIKE writes:

Sounds cool anyway GWAR is the thing !!!!!!!

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4. Cynic writes:

Bwahaha, man I love Oderus, I swear he gives the funniest interviews in metal by a mile.

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