DORKS LOVE METAL!
What is the dorkiest thing you have ever done to show your love of metal?
I’ve had a few supreme dork moments of metal in my 42 years of geekdom. I once made myself up as King Diamond for the big Halloween street bash on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, way back in 1985. Out of more than 100,000 revelers, a whopping 13 people knew who the hell I was dressed up as.
My dorkiest moment, however, took place way back in 1984, when I was seventeen years old.
My friends and I decided to participate in a lip-sync contest at a teen club in Pasadena, Texas called Fast Times. This was right after Motley Crue‘s Shout at the Devil came out and the band was not quite huge yet. I was already a big fan of the band and was really into their debut LP, Too Fast For Love. As a result, I chose the song “A Piece of Your Action” for our performance. I should have gone with “Shout at the Devil” or “Looks That Kill” which would have been a little more familiar to the audience.
Needless to say, we got our asses kicked by a bunch of cheerleaders who pranced around in short-shorts to the tune of Cyndi Lauper‘s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Check out the shots of me as Vince Neil, Lupe Garcia as Mick Mars, Larry Hamaker as Nikki Sixx, and Pete Ortiz as Tommy Lee. Ah, nothing beats memories of my drunken, dorky high school days.
So what about you? Got any uncool metal moments you’d care to share? Can you admit that you are not always about the scowl? Share your dorkiest metal moments here with us.
[Corey Mitchell is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author of six true crime books including his latest, Pure Murder, the brutal account of the murders of two teenage girls in Houston, Texas, by six teenage boys. He is also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog.]