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Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob

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Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob

Friday, January 18
Show starts at 9:00
$10 cover

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About Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob

Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob consists of whoever is available and up for it whenever. Stampfel is performing. What is Ether Frolic? Ether Frolic is when ether came into use in the 19th century, it was widely introduced by Ether Frolics--a stage would be rented, the audience would be charged, the ’show’ involved people inhaling ether on stage and carrying on in a manner not common to 19th century behavioral norms. Audience participation was encouraged. Sort of an old-timey Acid Test. Peter chose Ether Frolic as name in an ironic sense, because he was given an overdose of ether for a tonsillectomy in Minnesota in 1945. This remains the single most painful and terrifying experience of his life. “I knew beforehand that something truly awful was going to happen, but tried to be brave. My last words before they clamped the rubber ether mask on my 6 year old face was… This is the life. The Ether Frolic. This IS the life, goddamnit!” (http://www.boundtolose.com/)

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