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On Stage: Easter Fro-Day


I was gonna lock the door, but then I got high...
  • I was gonna lock the door, but then I got high...
I was gonna lock the door, but then I got high...
Easter Sunday. It's a day for crowded churches followed by crowded brunches and topped off with a whole hell of a lot of ham followed by a slow-moving Monday morning. This Easter in Bend you can add one more thing to your holiday docket and that's the blunt-smoking, Colt-45 swilling goofball rapper Afroman.

That's right, the author of the smash turn-of-the-millennium hit "Because I Got High" is just the latest rapper to make a return appearance here in town. The party-hardy rapper is touring in preparation of the release of his new album Frobama (how can you avoid a golden pun opportunity like that?), slated for a May release. The record is quintessential Afroman, plenty of silly skits and boasting cuts about well, weed malt liquor and some digs on his former label, Universal. And yes, most of this is hilarious.

Prior to the last time he rolled through town, Afroman (real name: Joseph Foreman) took a break from sorting through his threads at a laundry mat to speak with the Source Weekly. During that mostly side-splitting interview, Afroman acknowledged that his onstage and on-record persona is more or less an act these days and that he wasn't partying on the road like he used to do. Then, discussing his ability to reconcile his goofball onstage image with his real life, he provided us with one of our all-time favorite rock star quotes:

"There's a time for everything. There's a time to change a tire, you know what I mean? There's a time to actually pop the trunk and be like, 'OK what do we got here?'"

Do we get what the hell he means here? No, not really. But it's still awesome. And it's certainly awesome enough to set down your chocolate bunny for a couple hours and party down with Afroman on your Easter Sunday. On second thought...might want to bring that chocolate bunny after all - it might come in handy late in the set, if ya know what I mean.

Afroman, The Wright Family and Maintain, Juga Tre
7pm doors, 7:30pm show. Sunday, April 12. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $15/advance, $18/door.

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