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You might have seen a meme going around on Facebook about ten bands you've seen live (one of which is a lie). Here at ThinkGeek, we decided to come up with our own spin on it: nine sci-fi and fantasy-themed musical acts that we want to see live but can't because they don't exist:

  1. Trogdor from Homestar Runner
    Okay, so technically he's not a band, but he has his own song, and he travels around the countryside burninating the peasants. We would buy tickets to see that and sing along. "And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIGHT!"

  2. The Mary Janes from Earth-65
    Face it, tiger. We wouldn't miss a chance to see our favorite web-slinging drummer gal,  Spider-Gwen, in action.

  3. Dethklok from Metalocalypse
    We'd happily risk life and limb to jump in the pit for Hatredcopter! Experiencing Nathan Explosion's transcendental musical stylings in person would be a rare treat indeed. After all, it's not every day the world's greatest cultural force (and seventh largest economy in the world) puts on a show that people might just actually die to see.

  4. Weird Sisters from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Some of us feel like Ginny Weasley is a kindred spirit, and she was a big fan. Plus, bagpipes and magically-appearing stage. And also, we'd want to wear the concert shirt since it's an excellent reference to Macbeth despite the fact that all the members of the bands are dudes.

  5. Disaster Area from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    This is the only show in this list where we don't want front row seats. Ideally, we don't even want seats on the planet. We would like the "I Survived a Disaster Area Show" bumper sticker, though. Hotblack Desiato, people. Hotblack Desiato.

  6. LĂșcio from Overwatch
    Oh let's break it down! Getting tickets to LĂșcio's sold out concert in Numbani is going to be tougher than breaking a good Hanamura defense, but attending would be the concert of the lifetime. Plus, we heard a rumor that Hana Song will be there!.

  7. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem from The Muppets
    Unquestionably our favorite house band of all time, they're one of those groups from the 70s who have held up amazingly well, especially considering their psychadelic lifestyle. We have to hope they wouldn't be one of those bands who do a half a dozen "final tours." (But we'd probably buy tickets to all of them if they did.)

  8. Sex Bob-omb from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    The fun part about a Sex Bob-omb concert is that you never know what you're gonna get. Are you just going to get a set of just the hits? Are you going to see Scott Pilgrim kick someones teeth in and use a flashy sword? Who knows, but you'll get some great pictures for your social media either way.

  9. Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes from Star Wars: A New Hope
    Ahh, woodwinds. Doesn't it make your heart sing a bit just to hear the cantina band music? Yep. Us, too. Now imagine experiencing that live in some wretched hive of scum and villainy. Just don't seat us next to Greedo.

  10. And this one is yours! What band did we leave off that you think should have made the list? Who from sci-fi or fantasy would you be first in line to see if only they existed?
ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The Force is with them and they are one with the Force.

Tickets are on sale NOW!


May the 4th!

Find out if the Force is with you at Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. on Thursday, May 4th. We'll find the droids we're looking for, complete the circle, and maybe save the galaxy. Don't worry, we'll never tell you the odds.

Tickets are on sale now at on Brown Paper Tickets. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like the previous Trivia Nights, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything. Don't let the Star Wars theme fool you!

Psssst, we'll also have an AWESOME prize for "Best Costume" that night. So come in your best Star Wars cosplay!

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, May 4, at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and are available now; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • Due to the nature of the content of this show, and the fact that the host can't be trusted to keep her mouth shut, ThinkGeek is requiring that all attendees be 18+. Thank you for understanding.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we can match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy! There will be time at the beginning of the night for you to meet your new team & form new friendships.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Think your team has what it takes?! Come out and prove it on May 4th! We'll never tell you the odds!

ThinkGeek's newsletters should be something you want to read. To that end, we'd like to ask you a few questions, in particular about that bit at the top where Timmy chats with you about stuff. Historical events on this day. Video games coming out. Genetic manipulation of bananas. Pretty much whatever's on his mind at the time.

Oh, and one lucky respondent will win a $25 gift card to ThinkGeek. So tell us what you think!