A private memorial service was held for Gwar frontman Dave Brockie on Monday, April 1st. It almost seemed fitting that a funeral for the man who donned the Oderus Urungus mask would take place on April Fool's Day.
Some of Brockie's closest family and friends were in attendance, including Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. There was also one unwelcomed guest, a funeral crasher, if you will, who did not understand the proper way to behave at a funeral.
Blythe took to his Instagram page to call out the idiot:
It's time to get back to work. I have been a mess this past week, unable to write on my book much, but thankfully I went to Dave Brockie's memorial April Fool's day. I was one of 3 people who were not part of GWAR who spoke- this was a gift & an honor for me. When someone you love dies, the very absence of that person grows into something huge & unmanageable unless you let it out somehow. This is the nature of grief, & this is what mourning with you community is for- I haven't been around my people enough lately. I tried to do him proud, & even got heckled a bit, which was ENTIRELY FITTING at a funereal for Dave- this was a private affair, only for friends & fam, & there were several hundred rowdy crying folks there, so you can only imagine what the public memorial in Aug will be like. An uninvited fan even managed to piss me off- this should be obvious, but apparently people have gotten so stupid these days I have to say this: a) if you aren't invited, don't show up at a funereal- it's NOT a show, no matter who died, & b) if you do show up, just be quiet & respectful- don't come up, tell me how awesome I am, start grinning & throwing the horns & ask for a picture. I took the photo, because it was either that or choke the idiot kid out, but REALLY dude? Of course that this happened is also ENTIRELY FITTING, because Brockie is laughing at me being all pissed somewhere right now (F you, bro). This is my first attempt at photographing star trails last night, & it is how I will say goodbye to Dave here- farewell, old friend, until we meet again. Now get out of my head for a bit, I'm busy & have shit do, & we will see each other soon enough. Peace & love to the RVA!
This guy is mentally deficient. Okay, so you've gotten into this solemn event that you have no business being in and your thought is to go up to somebody and ask for a photo? This isn't a convention, this is a funeral, show some respect!
For those curious, here is the photo Randy posted attached to the above message: