Monday, April 23, 2007

The Madness of King Theophilis: A Last of the V8s Concert in Pictures

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 2:41 PM

I know this blog has a history of photographic love for the Last of the V8s, but the pictures I got at the band's show last Friday at the Record Bar look so much like the band was reenacting a Greek tragedy that I couldn't resist. A death-of-the-gods-type thing. Like, with winged messengers and shit. Like this:

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Dawn, the Antechamber: King Theophilis hears troubling news. His son is slain!

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In his grief, Theophilis Rex douses himself with water from the River Styx...

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...and goes mad!

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"I will kill every newborn child in the land! I will enslave the mothers and send the fathers to war against the Hittites! I will outlaw Christmas!" cries the mad king.

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And then rocks out.

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Hermes, messenger of the gods, is sent to the valley to find a cure.

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Hermes plays badass licks for the Oracle at Khaki. The Oracle tells him that Theophilis must be killed. It is the only way!

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Meanwhile, the king plots revenge.

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He goes into the city and finds...

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...the traitor Demetrios! He kills him and returns to the castle.

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Where Hermes and Caiphus the Centaur metamorphose into a hydra!

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They attack!

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The clash of the hydra and Theophilis is so mighty that the heavens are ripped open and fire rushes down upon the palace, vanquishing them all.

THE END

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Epilogue: Sephiroth the Guardian makes everyone leave.

Dramatis Personae

Theophilis: Ryan Mattes

Hermes: Jay Zastoupil

Caiphus: Chico Thunder

The Unseen Drummer: Kriss Ward

The Oracle at Khaki: Pat Hopewell

The Traitor Demetrios: some dude

Sephiroth the Guardian: himself

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