5–3-08 Vari­ety Play­house, Atlanta, GA poster by Alexan­dra Fischer and Chris Shaw

5/3/08 Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw & Alexandra FischerMay 3, 2008 Vari­ety Play­house, Atlanta, Geor­gia
Moon­al­ice poster by Alexan­dra Fis­cher & Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the 3rd of May is Trio de Mayo, the Day of Rehearsal for the tribe. Tra­di­tion­ally, it was a prac­tice day for Cinco de Mayo, with a day off in between to recover. This year, May 3 was also Gig Day in Atlanta.

While perus­ing the clos­est thing we know to the Ency­clo­pe­dia Gal­lac­tica, we dis­cov­ered that May 3 is also Dis­coflux, the fifth hol­i­day of the Dis­cor­dian cal­en­dar. Dig­ging deeper, we learned that since 1958 there has been a Dis­cor­dian reli­gion, cen­tered on the notion that chaos is as impor­tant as order. Wow. How could we not know about this? The Dis­cor­dians’ key text, the Prin­cipia Dis­cor­dia, begins with the fol­low­ing quote:

If orga­nized reli­gion is the opium of the masses, then dis­or­ga­nized reli­gion smokes the mar­i­juana of the lunatic fringe.

We couldn’t have said it bet­ter our­selves. Never has a band felt more wel­come at a gig than we did at the Vari­ety Play­house. We parked the bus in front of the the­ater. Right across the street was an apart­ment com­plex called the Bass Lodge. We hadn’t real­ized it until now, but any place Moon­al­ice stays in a Bass Lodge.

 

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