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Monday, December 3, 2012

El Monstero Sells Out Third Night, Will Be Lone Remaining Entertainment Option After the Apocalypse

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

PAUL ADDOTTA
  • Paul Addotta

El Monstero 212: The Pigocalypse has just sold out its third of six shows at the Pageant. You're out of luck for December 22, 29 and 21 (the actual Pigocalypse, you note). You can still see the most extravagant Pink Floyd tribute this side of Roger Waters' The Wall tour on December 23, 27 and 28. But I know what you're thinking: "That's after the world has ended, so what's the point?" I'll tell you what the point is. When all signs of humanity have been cast into the fiery pits and the flesh has been rent from every sinner on the planet, the Pageant will be spared and for the rest of post-apocalyptic eternity, El Monstero will rule over the wasteland. It cannot be stopped by forces of any magnitude.

See also: -El Monstero bassist Kevin Gagnepain talks about finding the tolerance limits of the Fire Marshall -Photos from last year's El Monstero -The El Monstero juggernaut shines on

One of many reasons El Monstero is so unbelievably successful is the theatricality of it all -- it's definitely profitable, but to say they spare no expense on production is dramatic understatement. But it also has to do with the players, all spectacular musicians in their own right. Go see lead guitarist Jimmy Griffin this Friday at Off Broadway, where he will be releasing The Fine Art of Distilling with his original band, the Incurables.

And in the meantime, bow before your new pig overlord.

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