Festival Spotlight: Nerdapalooza


If you ever thought that rapping needed less gangsters and more Star Wars, science fiction, and fantasy references, then you need to check out Nerdcore. The term was first coined in 2000 by the grandfather of the movement, MC Frontalot. Here’s just a taste of the lyrics from his song Yellow Lasers.

Met her at the Star Wars convention.
Did I mention she was looking for love?
Had to call her bluff, “Lady, you don’t mean how that sounded.
The thousand-pound dude in the ‘no fat chicks’ shirt’s astounded.”

And this July 17-18, MC Frontalot is headlining Nerdapalooza 2010 along with a whole mess of acts ranging from nerd hip hop to video game music to chiptunes. It’s all happening at the Orlando Marriott with tickets only running $30 for the weekend.

See the full lineup and more info in our Nerdapalooza Festival Guide. Here’s another taste of Yellow Lasers.

Sitting in her room upstairs,
watching her wind up the buns in her hair,
I declare that “I’d like to be Luke
unless that’s a little bit too perverted for you.
I could be Jabba, a Jawa, an Ewok
when we talk, ‘oo ga la gee bla!’

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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