December 18, 2002 | City
Local prank-rockers Vinnie and the Stardüsters appear
live on KARE-11 TV to promote the Geek Prom in Duluth, a night
of awkward revelry for former nerds who never got the prom
they wanted. To the tune of "Mares Eat Oats," the
band sings, "Marx was fat and Freud was bald and Hitler
had no testes..." before being cut off at the word "testes."
They are asked to leave.
That night, Low's Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker make a rock-star
entrance at the Prom, driving into the crowded lobby of the
NorShor Theatre on a blue motor scooter. With Sparhawk in
a too-small suit and Parker in pigtails and cat-eye glasses,
the couple is barely recognizable spazzing out to the 'Düsters.
The guy in a Klingon outfit appears unimpressed.