Matt Griffo, one of the performers at FuMPFest. For more about Tom Lehrer, the reclusive ’60s music comedian, check out Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy’s Mysterious Genius.
This guy’s perfect song in the world must be Weird Al’s parody of “Nevermind”.
In fact, here is Power Salad himself! His choice, Barnes & Barnes is the group that sings “Fish Heads”. Read more about Bill Paxton’s involvement with the video for “Fish Heads” here.
Seamonkey, performer. Please listen to his song “Poo Poo Stains”, it’s a masterpiece.
This guy was being a reeeeeaaaaall comedian here by saying Seamonkey (a funny musician) was the non-funny choice. He had weirdly jacked arms and I didn’t mind so it’s ok.
One thing I noticed is that a lot of the favorite non-funny bands are actually *kinda* funny. Like The Cramps… they’re sort of on the edge of being a funny band, right?
This guy played guitar along with Matt Griffo. They sort of stood out as “normal” looking young people at FuMPFest, which was mostly older and definitely weirder.
Please note that he listed the Insane Clown Posse as his favorite regular band, not a joke band. This is surprising not because ICP is bad or anything, but because they’re kind of funny.
Jeff Kurtenacker is the composer for the score of her favorite video game, Wildstar. She was wearing a skirt she designed herself based on the video game.
1/2 of rap group Garden Fresh. Who says the The Lemonheads are their favorite band? That’s nuts! Sure, lots of people like The Lemondheads, but to say it’s their FAVORITE? Bananas.
Repping for Garden Fresh here. She is wearing a one of the event volunteer t-shirts, but she had previously been wearing a Tool tee.
All photos by Katie Notopoulos for BuzzFeed.
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