Seems like Here Come the Mummies tour through my area just about every summer, and I'm not about to turn down a chance to see them. Especially at a venue where the show is free.
It's dangerous to seat me near the merchandise table before the show starts. I couldn't resist helping myself to a "Mummy Wraps Slap-Koozie" (state-of-the-art, space-age koozie brings together two of your favorite things: beverage temperature regulation and 80's slap bracelets), an official Freak Flag (run it straight up the pole, gotta show your colors 'fore you get too old) and 2 of their CDs that I didn't have in tangible format yet (priced at $15 for one or $20 for two, it's a no brainer to get two).
Here's a shot from the show, which was a blast as usual. With a new album released last month, they showcased plenty of new tunes (including some of my favorites like Devil Better Run
and Anything But
). And of course they played a lot of their classics, while having fun with their costumes, props, and synchronized dance moves.
By the way, that "FREAK!" flag I bought is based on their song by the same name (check out this fan made music video for "Freak Flag"
). And this banner is a perfect item to have the band autograph. I met 4 of the guys after the show and had them sign my flag: Spaz, Rah, Eddie and Java.
And finally, here's a photo of me with Eddie Mummy, the drummer of the group. After signing my flag he stood on top of a table, and started blowing a whistle while waving my flag wildly in the air. What a freak.