The 2017 Mockstrosity Tour came to First Avenue in Minneapolis on March 10, 2017. The evening was a giant parody of heavy metal, starring Metallagher, Okilly Dokilly, Metalachi, and Mac Sabbath. By all means, it was incredibly bizarre.
Metallagher opens the show, covering all Metallica songs and smashing various items. It’s quite a spectacle and extremely fun. They are actually really good at their covers and the stage show is a lot of fun. Okiilly Dokilly was my personal favorite. Parodying Ned Flanders, all the band members dress, talk, and act like Ned Flanders while singing songs that are, for the most part, all based on Ned Flander’s lines. And they are heavy. They don’t hold back any punches.
Metalachi was one of the longer acts, covering numerous heavy metal acts (and more) in a mariachi style. Such artists the covered included Iron Maiden, Journey, Metallica, and more. Their set seemed to drag a bit. It didn’t help that they were playing past 11pm and Mac Sabbath still had to go on. That was making some people a bit restless. A number of their covers were fantastic, but a couple were way too long.
At 11:30pm, Mac Sabbath finally took to the stage. If you want an act that will stand out from the rest, this is it. Dressed in a crazy form of the McDonalds character you are all so used to, they play parodies of Black Sabbath tunes. They do quite a good job on the covers and you feel like you are in a Fellini film watching them. The only downside was the immense amount of talking they did. I’ve never been a fan of people talking for five or more minutes between each song.
The whole evening was strange. Strange, but fun. The downside was how late it started. A good amount of people left before the end of it due to this. The audience was made up of a large demographic of those who didn’t want to wait until 11:30pm for the main act to take to the stage. Still, it was fun. I would personally recommend the Okilly Dokilly band, as they did a great job with their act, music, and were on stage for just the right amount of time.