The Arrogant Worms Came To Guelph Again!

On Friday, we went to see The Arrogant Worms. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to write about it, but oh well. We had seen them years before, and we thought it would be cool to see them again. We weren’t disappointed.

Last time, their show was held in the lobby/bar of the River Run Centre, and this time, it was in the same building, but on the main stage, and what a different atmosphere! I think the time it was in the lobby area, it was more animated because when they wanted people to do actions, there was room for them to stand up and do them. Plus, I think more of the people going were pretty big fans of the Worms.

This time, the hall was almost full, but I think a lot of people were just trying them on for size, so didn’t know what to make of them. I was surprised at how many older people were there. I never thought they would be Worms fans. If they weren’t before, something tells me they are now. Another thing that made the atmosphere different was there was no room to stand up and do the “rocks and trees” actions. But it was still fun. I mean, how many comedy groups have random synthesized fog?

I think half the fun was trying to get the crowd to start participating more. I’m proud to say Steve and I were among the few who went “roar!” in Jesus’s Brother Bob. For a second, I thought we were the only ones who did. We certainly were the only ones in our immediate area. but after that, more people seemed to get into the fun.

I think it’s pretty cool that they can take old songs and add new lines to them. Two of the songs that got the most surgery were the Mounted Animal Nature Trail song and the Wolfe Island Ferry song. God damn that was funny. I’ll never say “Sit! Stay!” without thinking of the worms. Uh-oh. That means every morning they’re going to come to mind.

We even got to hear some new songs that haven’t been released yet. How absolutely awesome is that? One of them is stuck in my head. Damn it! I can’t even listen to it to get it out! Damn you, worms. They say they’re putting out an album in a few months, so believe me, I’ll be getting it.

People must have fallen in love with them by the end, because they came out for two encores. Two! I think the Worms have lots of new fans. So, if they come to your town, go see them! They’re hillarious.

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