On a crisp Halloween night, fans were dressed in costumes and ready to party and get crazy at the Palladium in Worcester, MA
The first band of the evening was 6 piece punk band from Phoenix, AZ Playboy Manbaby. The band consists of Robbie Pfeffer (vocals), Chris Hudson (bass), TJ Friga (guitar), David Cosme (trumpet), Chad Dennis (drums), and Austin Rickert (sax).
The band’s tight musicianship and infectious energy had the crowd on their feet from start to finish. The witty lyrics and dynamic stage presence created an unforgettable night of punk rock revelry. A must-see live act!
Next band of the evening was from Toronto, CA Cybertronic Spree. They are a band of transformers who perform classic cartoon, videogame, and anime theme songs.
From the moment they took the stage, their presence was larger than life. The lead singer, donned as Optimus Prime, commanded attention with a commanding voice that soared through the venue. The rest of the band, including Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson displayed exceptional musicianship that was both precise and powerful.
They opened their set with “Run For Your Life,” and continued with “Transformers Theme song,” a Lion cover. With each song came vibrant energy that resonated with fans of all ages. The seamless transitions between tracks kept the momentum going, and the crowd was hooked from the first note to the last.
A dazzling display of lights and dynamic projections created a mesmerizing atmosphere, transporting the audience to distant galaxies and epic battles.
Optimus Prime addressed the crowd with heartfelt gratitude, expressing their love for the Transformers community and their passion for music. This genuine connection endeared them even more to the already enthusiastic crowd.
Throughout the performance, the fans reverberated with the cheers and applause of an audience fully immersed in the spectacle before them.
As their set was winding to a close, they continued to mesmerize the crowd with songs which included, an AC DC cover of “Thunderstruck,” “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Theme Song,” and “Toys,”
They rounded out their set with “a Ray Parker Jr cover of “Ghost Busters,” and and Electric Six cover “Down at McDonnelzz.”
As the final notes echoed through the venue, there was a collective sense of awe and satisfaction in the air.
The Cybertronic Spree’s performance was more than just a concert; it was a cosmic journey, a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and a testament to the power of music to bring people together in celebration. The fans were left wanting more.
Last band of the evening was American parody heavy metal tribute band to (Black Sabbath) from Los Angeles, CA Mac Sabbath. They opened their set with “Organic Funeral,” From the moment they hit the stage the crowd was on their feet screaming, yelling and cheering. They came on stage dressed as Macdonald’s fast food icons.
Fronted by the enigmatic Ronald Osbourne, a cross between Ozzy Osbourne and Ronald McDonald, they immediately established a whimsical yet undeniably powerful presence.
Their set list consisted of songs such as “Sweet Beef,” The Lizard,” which followed teasers of covers. Lead singer Ronald Osbourne addressed the crowd “We are not going to play songs from Weezer Schnitzel, or Pantera Bread.” They played a snip it of “Were Not Going To Shack Shack.” (Twisted Sizzler cover.) They then continued with “Grilled By Death.”
They brought on stage Employee of The Month who has been for 100 months in a row which was one of their stage crew members.
Next Osbourne was seen using a spotlight and lipsicking to a tape of Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams,” The visual elements, combined with the band’s high-energy performance, created an immersive experience that had the crowd roaring with delight.
Mosh pits erupted, and devil horns flew in the air, creating a sense of camaraderie among the diverse crowd.
The atmosphere was one of pure, unadulterated fun. They continued with “Bread” (Beth By Kiss) which featured Mac The Knight on keyboards and The Cat Burglar on vocals. They continued with “Love Buns” (Love Gun by Kiss.) During “Supersize,” they brought back out the Employee of the month to sing with them. Ronald thanked the crowd for coming. “You know you have your choices of drive through metal. A guy yelled in the crowd and he said “I feel like I’m at a drive Thru welcome to Good Charlotte burger may I take Your order.” “He asked the crowd if he knew they were on tour with Chick Fil- ACDC they would never play on Sundays. They went back and forth cracking jokes.
They finished out their set with “Chicken for the Slaves,” and “Frying Pan.” Giant inflatable burgers, towering soda cups, and a backdrop adorned with oversized french fries set the scene for a carnivalesque metal extravaganza. Their encore included a special Misfits cover of “Halloween” due to it being Halloween night. They brought out the members of Playboy Manbaby and Cybertronic Spree to help with this song. Then ended their night with “Pair of Buns.”
Mac Sabbath had not only delivered a stellar musical performance, but they had also created an unforgettable experience that transcended the boundaries of typical concert fare. It was a night of uproarious laughter, headbanging riffs, and a communal celebration of the absurd. For those in attendance, it was a concert experience unlike any other, leaving a lasting memory of a metal-themed circus that defied all expectations.