- On Thursday, May 14, 1998, during third period at
Chartiers Valley High School Agent Spaztik was sitting in
his Honors Algebra 2 class waiting out the rest of
the 41 minute period when suddenly it hit him > "Let's
put on an anti-Kennywood concert tomorrow, while everyone
else is wasting their time at the aforementioned
Pittsburgh amusement park!" So Agent Spaztik began the
construction of a flyer. The flyer consisted of the now
infamous slogan, "Kennywood's for Schmucks!", some nifty
anti-Kennywood propaganda, and illustrations of Kennywood
rides malfunctioning in a fatal manner.
Now that the show was planned out all Spaztik had to do
was see if Gregg was into the idea. And that he was.
Concert development went on full force through the next
two periods, in which Gregg and Richard were "double
blocked" for English and American Cultures. While Joe
manipulated the school copier to make free copies of the
flyer, Gregg and Richard went around the library and
school halls passing out the intriguing propaganda. By
the end of the day everyone in school had been informed
of the show and nearly everyone had a copy of the flyer,
however, almost nobody was coming because they were all
planning on going to Kennywood. Neither Gregg nor Richard
cared much about this, and they continued their plans to
carry out the affair.
- Hyperactive showed up around 4:00 to begin setting up
for the show. Amps were put in place, keyboards were
plugged in, and a make shift PA system was put together.
Next posters announcing this FREE show were put up all
around the immediate area of Richard's grandmother's
house. Gregg and Richard waited. And they waited. And
finally resorted to calling possible attendees. Finally,
just when they thought no one was coming, they looked up
at Richard's grandmother's backyard and there stood God!
Now that they had one witness the show could begin.
was decided that God would perform as an opening act
since he is in the OOBS band INFOSEEK VELOCITY 128. God
played for about 10 minutes or more. His set consisted of
keyboard bangs and mumbled words. God continually messed
with the keyboard tones and demo button, while saying odd
words that didn't make sense. The only words that were
audible were, "Kill humans. Humans suck." Finally he
ended his set with, "Okay, I'm done."
- Richard took the stage and played about an hour of
punkish noise rock about kids who kill their teachers and
other random topics. The set went on pretty smooth and
the audience seemed to get into it, but then technical
difficulties arose and the set took a less structured
- Next Gregg took the stage. Unfortunately at this time
God had to leave because his grandfather showed up, but
Richard's neighbor Reiff came so the show went on. Gregg
began the set with "I Was Almost the Beach Boys." It
sounded pretty bad, so he replayed it a couple times.
Around this time Reiff got a lawn chair to sit on. Gregg
then began to go into some nice noise mixed with beats
from the Yamaha PSS-177. Then Reiff got a Dr. Pepper to
drink. Next the Lesson One was brought out and was
utilized as an intricate part of the Hyperactive sound.
Reiff got some popcorn to eat. The show also took a
Warped Tour-esque turn at this point, as well, when
Richard got out his skateboard and began to ride around
his grandmother's driveway. Gregg was almost done about
this time, but he played a couple more songs because two
people with strollers showed up.
- They left, though, when someone from a low-class
neighboring apartment complex yelled, "Shut that shit
off!" In response Richard took his guitar and improvised
a short song with degrading, vulgar lyrics. Strangely the
police did not make an appearance after that. Finally as
a closing number Gregg and Richard played their cover of
"Acid Police" by the Boredoms for Richard's neighbor Mrs.
Benner, her 2 year old grandson Mason, Richard's
grandmother, Richard's dad, and Reiff. During this time
Richard's dad took the skateboard and decided to show
everyone what a REAL skateboarder can do!
- In the end I'd say we proved that Kennywood really is
- Questions? Comments. OOBS