Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)
A wonder of the ancient world, the Colossus was constructed out of a single
slab of marble and erected over the harbor in the island of Rhodes. Alas,
as all things mighty must tumble, Colossus eventually shattered–after
weary centuries standing sentry-into six pieces which sunk into the ocean.
We all know that the floor of the Aegean is violent and temperamental: in
its currents, the six fragments took on new forms–the sea washing away old
features and granting new ones. Colossus’s head was no longer just a head,
but an entire being; the Colossus’s arms appeared to grow bodies and heads
of their own.
Then a truly remarkable thing happened. One autumn afternoon, Poseidon was
riding in his chariot (the one driven by sea horses) when he saw the six
fragments, each now a complete and individual statue. “What a great
tragedy,” he said to nobody in particular, “to leave these wondrous statues
on the ocean floor to fall into decay.” He raised them out of the water and
lay them softly on the shore, giving each of the fragments life and special
Yet the gods do not grant favors lightly.
The six Mini-Colossoi are slaves to the power of the lord Poseidon, and
must do his bidding. He commands us to rock unsuspecting youth in your bars
and houses, drinking your beer and crushing your skulls with thundering
beats, baroque polyphony, galloping basses, and soaring vocals–all of
which testify to the awesome power of mighty Poseidon.
“Sounds like YES in 1969 with Grace Slick on vocals” – Mitch Easter,
Witchtit: Doom metal from Raleigh NC.