Monday, October 6, 2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest to Get Inspiring

Inspire Pro to get fun, fun, fun
Logo via promotion's website
Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX is a yearly music and arts festival that usually spans three days. The hottest new acts and the classic acts with street cred converge to give Austin a signature, cool festival now that South by Southwest has been hijacked by corporate interests building their #brands. For the last few years, wrestling has been a huge staple in the three-day set. This year will have more of the same, except a new provider will be on the scene. Inspire Pro Wrestling, which promoted yet another successful show at the Marchesa Theater last night (for which Michael should have a review in shortly), will promote matches during all three days of the festival. In the past, Anarchy Championship Wrestling has provided the pro graps. That promotion may or may not be included this year. If it does participate, however, it will definitely be sharing the stage with the NWA's newest affiliate.

The amount of growth that Inspire Pro has undergone in its first year-plus of existence is incredible. Last night's show was a co-branded affair with Chikara, and the NWA affiliation has opened some doors with wrestlers both stationed in America and Japan. Working the Fun Fun Fun Fest will end up boosting its cred even more. No matches have been announced yet; however, if you're in the Austin area and want someplace cool to hang out November 7-9 regardless of wrestling, you're going to want to be at the Auditorium Shores. Nas, Judas Priest, Modest Mouse, Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, Dinosaur, Jr., Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, 2 Chainz (aka Tity Boi, never forget), Ginuwine, Neutral Milk Hotel, and KING DIAMOND will be playing the various days. Also, Biafra, W. Kamau Bell, Fred Armisen, John Waters, and Pro Wrestling Manager of the Decade Chris Trew will all be doing some kind of spoken word or comedy set. Plus, Air Sex Championships will be taking place, AND if that all weren't enough, the festival will have a goddamn functioning taco cannon. Basically, you're going to be going to one of the coolest events of the year and getting top-notch pro wrestling on top of it all. Sounds like you have no excuse to miss the Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.