King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard are known for having a diehard, fringe-lunatic fanbase who go to extreme lengths to express their passion for the band; however, one fan at this year’s Splendour In The Grass has been shown as having set a new and wholly terrifying bar for commitment to the Gizz.
In some grainy footage uploaded on Facebook, the fan in question is seen sitting on the ground, surrounded by his concerned friends urging him not to walk and is clearly in a considerable amount of discomfort. What happens next will make any old, crusty metal-head raise their bony devil horns in approval (and also vomit in horror).
The video shows the fan, against the wishes of his friends and the laws of human anatomy, stand up and walk towards the main stage of the festival with the intent of catching the Melbourne psych-wizards…
WITH HIS FOOT POINTING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. A clean, perfect 180 degrees.
It’s honestly one of the foulest things you will ever see. Who would have thought that one band would inspire so much insanity, pain and dedication? Watch the brutal footage below, or don’t. Seriously. This is the kind of shit you can never un-see. Don’t say you weren’t warned:
Good. God. Almighty. Crap on a crust. Sweet merciful Christ riding a unicycle. WHY? Why did this happen? I mean, to be fair to the guy, King Gizzard’s Splendour set was nothing short of phenomenal (the circle pit among the biggest Splendour has ever observed) but this is surely physically impossible. All the bleach in the world can’t erase an image like that from your eyeballs.
There’s been no response from King Gizzard as yet but man, can they give that guy free tickets for life or something? Or start a GoFundMe for the replacement foot he now surely needs?
King Gizzard have become renowned as one of the most energetic and mind-warpingly good live bands currently kicking around, having played a string of sold out dates across both Australia and Europe in support of their latest album Nonagon Infinity.
They’ll kick on with a few dates left of their own national tour before probably starting work on at least one of the alleged four (!) studio albums they have planned for 2017.
After videos like this, you have no excuses for missing one of their shows ever again. May God have mercy on that young man’s soul.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD TOUR DATES
Thursday, 4th August: Oxford Art Factory- Sydney
Friday, 5th August: Metro Theatre- Sydne
Saturday, 6th August: Uni Bar- Woolongong