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Metal Mania V

Posted by Ren McCormack on June 14, 2008

That’s right, this week the Metal Mania begins.

I wanted to give you a little context to metal Mania. Five years ago, our team decided to do a costume night, and we voted on an 80s hair band theme. And thusly, metal Mania was born. We had so much fun that we decided to continue it the next year…and the next…and the next…and now it’s simply a tradition. Coincidentally (actually, not so coincidentally), metal Mania I was against the precursor to the team we play this week—Bunt Funk—who was then called the Schoolhouse Rockers (and then Grabasky and the K-Funk Allstars). To add a level of excitement, I’m friends with many Bunt Funkers, so we’re planning something special for this game. Jed also has a connection at Heaven & Hell in Admo, so we’ll head up there by 11pm for 80s night were we will own that bar. The cougs were all over there last year…

I can’t wait to see all the crazy costumes and band names that you all created. In the past we’ve had cod pieces, spiked leather dog collars, and mullet wigs. I suggest that you hit up the closest Goodwill or Salvation Army and stock up on the worst blouses and acid wash jeans you can find. Personally, I’ll be sporting leather pants, so I hope that it’s not 90 degrees with 90% humidity. Even if it is, my ass simply looks too good in them to not wear them.

In addition to your feather boas and Aerosmith-inspired unitards, each of you should come up with your fictitious band name. Use these classics as inspiration: Dokken, Guar, Danger Kitty (a fake one), Faster Pussycat, Warrant, Ratt, LA Guns, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Moterhead, Stryper, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Fat Guy Trio (my first band), King Cobra, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Clay Aiken, Spinal Tap, and Skid Row. If you can’t come up with your own name, try combining parts of 2 of the above bands. For example, Quiet Tap or Twisted Poison.

Need some inspiration? Use the websites below:

Which 80s Hair Band Are You?

VH1 stations/hair_band/station.jhtml

Hair Metal Confidential


Metal Sludge, premier Glam Metal site & community

Sleaze Roxx, band bios

Glam Metal, news & interviews


2 Responses to “Metal Mania V”

  1. mike s said

    i’ll be there thursday. need to work on the costume, but i’ll be there.

  2. Russell said

    I will not be there tonight but I will be back next week.

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