Metal band GWAR have started a crowdsourcing campaign with the aim of raising $50,000 to open a bar.
You can watch the campaign video above.
The band’s Indiegogo campaign page notes that the band hope to “change the dinning [sic] experience in much the same way that Gwar changed the concert-going experience (well, maybe, without quite as much mess).”
At the time of writing, the campaign has raised just over $10,000 of it’s $50,000 target. Incentives listed on the site for potential investors include everything from a free entrée at the bar when it opens (for $100) to a “cooking class with BalSac,” the group’s giant-jawed character (for $750). Two would-be funders so far have claimed personal seats at the bar for $1,000 each so they can “feel like Norm” from Cheers.
The group acknowledge frontman Dave Brockie, who went by the name “Oderus Urungus” and died earlier this year, in their Indiegogo description, saying that his death has made them “more determined than ever” to get the establishment opened. GWAR wants the money to renovate a kitchen they have found so they can serve “gourmet junk food” and a smokehouse to create their own “Gwar-B-Q.” They also want to open a beer garden.
You can read more and pledge to the campaign by visiting GWARbar’s Indiegogo campaign page.