I’ve seen the odd puppet show in my day. Most of them were as a child, and as such, most were family friendly and geared toward kids. Now that I’m less of a child (though some might argue that suggestion), I can’t recall one that I’ve seen recently – and can’t think of one that would really appeal to me. I mean, I know there’s probably raunchy, adult-themed puppet shows out there (I mean, it’s not puppets, but Sausage Party looks like it could be a children’s movie (it’s totally NOT, don’t take your kids)), but if I’m going to see a live performance of some sort, I’d probably just as soon go to a rock concert.
I had no idea that I wanted this, but now there’s a performer who fuses those two worlds (puppetry and rock concerts) together in the best way!
Behold: Bullicio Puppets.
A great performance of Pantera‘s The Art of Shredding.
I honestly don’t know much about the guy behind it, aside from the fact that he’s based out of Chile. I tried to access his Facebook page, but for some reason I don’t have permission to view it. A little further down I’ve got a video in which he explains a bit about how he got started, but unless you speak fluent Spanish (and I most definitely do NOT), you might have a tough time understanding it.
He’s a heck of a showman, though. As you can see in that video above, he’s got the whole setup with a stage and a microphone, and even some smoke machine effects that really sell it.
And that Dimebag Darrell puppet isn’t the only one in his arsenal…
Yep, Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmister lives on in puppet form!
He’s also got another puppet that looks more like Captain Jack Sparrow with Chucks on his feet than any rock star I can think of. The guy behind the puppets, Fabian, uses this one for a variety of performances:
As promised above, here’s a little mini-doc on Fabian, the guy behind Bullicio Puppets. It’s all in Spanish so good luck understanding it, but there are clips of his performances all throughout so it’s still worth a watch.
And just another thing worth sharing is this video, which I was instantly reminded of upon seeing the Dimebag puppet: A Vulgar Display of Cuteness!
I don’t know if that puppeteer does birthday parties, but I’ll be turning 27 pretty soon and that’s now the ONLY entertainment I want!