CEREMONY at Wrongbar, Saturday, June 16. Rating: NNNN
Despite Ceremony's brand of hardcore not being all that inventive - two guitarists playing the same power chords in unison most of the time, a singer whose monotone garble barely cuts through the din - the Matador California punks definitely inspire insanity in their fans.
Violent moshing started instantly, sending bodies and beer bottles flying, and rarely let up till the end.
Crazy-eyed and hilarious singer Ross Farrar spent much of the set with his T-shirt over his head, while guitarist Anthony Alzaldo, bare-chested and in guyliner, injected some glam into the proceedings.
Boredom was not an option.