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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