Aqua Steam Cleaning Force Live – 10.05.13 – Falls Church, VA

following the success of shows in Chicago and Houston in 2009, Dave Willis and Dana Snyder take the Aqua Teen Hunger Force out on their first nationwide tour. they made a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA on Thursday nite.

the show opened with Dave asking a member of the audience to come up on stage to read a date rape prevention PSA.

Dana came out, and the duo performed the first of four songs on the evening. I’m ad-libbing the title but it was something like “It’s So Nice To Spend Time With You In DC” more interaction with the audience here. Dave threw a sticker in to the crowd, asked them to share it, and then they berated a woman who split the sticker in half. they introduced Meatwad and Master Shake to the audience, and then mentioned how Carey Means (aka Frylock) would not be appearing b/c he was demanding a $2500 per appearance fee.

Dave went to use the restroom, so Dana took the opportunity to play his demo reel featuring scenes he was in on Brothers & Sisters and ER. Dave returned and showed his demo reel, which had scenes he was in on The Sopranos. Dana also happened to be in the same scene. it was set up as a scene between Dr. Melfi and Tony Soprano in her office. Dave played Tony’s spaghetti-eating mafia buddy, and Dana played Dr. Cuzzamano, who sat next to Dr. Melfi. this was one of the bits they did during last year’s shows.

Carl’s Regional Beef was up next. he went off about Supreme Court Justice Kagan’s sexuality, the monuments, and took a few jabs at how shitty the local sports teams are. I give Dave props for this segment, b/c he does a regional beef for each city on the tour.

they had a Q&A session with Carey Means “live” via satellite while he was sitting on the toilet. the best line was when Dana said it was a family reunion. Carey said you got a pretty big family, to which Dave replied, it would’ve been bigger, if we had gotten a blurb in the Post. great joke for the 8 ppl out there, who still read newspapers. comedic timing is everything, esp. when you are playing off a taped interview in front of a live crowd. audience members were invited to ask Carey questions, but Dana and Dave cleverly re-worded each one, for Carey’s “yes” or “no” responses.

a real treat is that they brought the guy who played Carl in the live action ATHF episode on tour with him. he said a few lines, and got a nice ovation from the audience. it was intermission time, so Carl sat at a table on stage drinking beer and eating hot wings, and they continued to show video of Carey reading a book, while still on the toilet. every so often, one of the wait staff would go up on stage to replenish Carl’s wings and beer. at one point, he chugged an entire 12 oz. cup of beer, which got another round of applause from the audience.

following the intermission, Dana and Dave (with ATHF puppets in tow) performed two songs off Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas. “I Sure Hope I Don’t Have To Beat Your Ass This Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

next up was a promo video for the new season of Squidbillies. it featured new cast member, Jesco White. he’s a guy from West Virginia, who makes his living by dancing on the side of the highway. he was brought in to play Early’s grandfather. the video also documents Jesco’s attempts to pronounce the word “SKULL” for the show’s closing credits.

in keeping with the Squidbillies theme, Granny Cuyler came out for another audience participation segment. this one involved the reading of one of Granny’s famous recipes. I think it had something to do with de-boning a snapper, very sexual in nature. Dana draped the Granny puppet around the fan’s neck, and the sketch ended with Granny getting off while dry humping his face.

then there was the Meatwad audience impression contest with six fans. the only guy who got booed, ended up bribing Dave with $5, and eventually won the contest. for the most part, the impressions were spot-on. there’s something so inherently funny about ppl reading bible verses in a Meatwad voice. one girl was wearing a homemade Meatwad costume around her torso, prompting Dave to ask “is that turd officially licensed by [adult swim]?”

they closed the show with a song that kinda reminded me of Bob Seger’s “Turn The Page” where they played a video montage of the puppets riding on the tour bus.

this show was a 60+ min. trip in to the insanely bizarre and incredibly funny world of all things Aqua Teen. a dream come true for fanboys such as myself…

SETLIST:
DATE RAPE PREVENTION PSA -> IT’S NICE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU IN DC -> DANA AND DAVE’S ACTING REELS -> CARL’S REGIONAL BEEF -> Q & A WITH CAREY MEANS -> INTERMISSION -> I SURE HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO BEAT YOUR ASS THIS CHRISTMAS -> I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS -> SQUIDBILLIES PROMO VIDEO FEATURING JESCO WHITE -> GRANNY CUYLER SNAPPER RECIPE -> MEATWAD IMPRESSION CONTEST -> “TURN THE PAGE”

ATHF LIVE

7 Responses to “Aqua Steam Cleaning Force Live – 10.05.13 – Falls Church, VA”

  1. Clint Says:

    Great job!

    It was awesome to be able to see it! THe only other cartoon I’ve “seen live” would be Metalocalypse via Dethklok concert 🙂

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