The Lords of Acid brought their Pretty in Kink Tour to the Cabooze Tuesday night and the bar was packed with their fans. I hadn’t seen them before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I had gotten interested in the Lords of Acid at the Metty Awards when someone described them as metal at a completely different level. Having a great interest in strange, unusual and completely different levels, I decided I needed to see them. I had expected a higher level of darkness, metalness, or presentation and they were all that and more.
My usual plan is to arrive 15 minutes early in case there are issues with the photo pass and also to get cameras set up and ready to shoot. When I saw a line in the front of the Cabooze, I thought it was a backup and I would soon get in. But there was a delay or issue and the doors had’t opened yet. I dislike standing outside with temps in the low teens and a stiff wind as much as the next person, but when that next person has on a short sleeve t shirt with no coat and doesn’t seem bothered by the subzero wind chill, then I feel an obligation to stand in line, regardless of how much it burns/aches. The wait extended to about 45 minutes and I was never so glad to finally get inside. The short sleeve t shirt guy and the other coatless people seemed like it was no big deal and I half expected them to go outside due to the extreme heat inside.
I get through check in, my name was on the photo list, but they didn’t have actual photo passes. I was told there would be no problem getting into the pit despite the lack of passes, so I headed off to work. There was no security around the pit, but no one seemed to want to be there that wasn’t allowed, so all was good.
The first band wasn’t actually a band at all, but a team of 4 dancers called Little Miss Nasty. They danced to canned music, doing acrobatic moves and choreographed skits. I wasn’t expecting them, nor had I previously heard of them and they seemed nice enough – I didn’t see any episodes of nastiness or untoward behavior. They seemed to be in really good shape and apparently were excessively warm like the coatless people since they were constantly removing clothing during their act. They used fog machines and colorful lighting to augment the visual aspects of the show.
Set List (Pending Confirmation):
Sex Bomb / Scrood Bi U / Break Me / Sex Cam Girl / Out Comes the Evil / (A Treatise on the Practical Methods Whereby One Can) Worship the Lords / You Belong to Me / Rough Sex – Take Control / Rubber Doll / Voodoo-U / Pussy / My Demons Are Inside / The Most Wonderful Girl / Drink My Honey / I Sit on Acid
Encore: Let’s Get High / The Crablouse