GG Allin’s wild funeral summed up the man’s life in a nutshell
GG Allin’s life has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.
People both adored and despised the man. Allin had done it all, from tossing his crap at the audience to drug consumption, and all while on stage.
Even in death, the rockstar had an unusual — some could even say scary — open casket burial, complete with an unwashed body and a large funeral party.
GG Before his death, Allin gave a performance
Although it has been more than 25 years since the punk legend departed away, no one can forget his final performance.
On June 27, 1993, Allin played his final gig at The Gas Station, a modest New York bar.
A power outage during his second song prompted him to take an unexpected measure. He began vandalizing the club, even encouraging the audience to do likewise.
It didn’t stop there, though. He strolled naked across Manhattan Street with a huge gathering of audience members after exiting the club.
The punk artist thereafter removed his shorts but continued to perform a street show coated in blood and excrement.
Allin and his friends went to an apartment where they partied and drank beer and drugs, including heroin, according to reports.
Unfortunately, the singer overdosed on heroin and spent the entire night unconscious.
On June 28, 1993, he died in the early morning hours.
Allin had already died, but his buddies were still oblivious of it.
When someone saw he was unconscious later, they summoned an ambulance. But it was too late, and he was pronounced dead on the spot, the cause of death being a narcotics overdose.
GG One-of-a-Kind Funeral by Allin
The late rockstar’s open-casket funeral was held at St. Rose Cemetery on July 3, 1993, and was attended by his friends and acquaintances.
The five-day-old body of Allin was clad in his signature black leather jacket and jockstrap.
The 36-year-brother old’s was given explicit instructions not to clean his brother’s body, which was covered in blood and feces following his final stage performance. There’s more if you think that’s strange.
Allin’s brother wore headphones connected to a portable cassette player on his ears during the funeral. His songs from the studio album The Suicide Sessions were on the cassette.
Then he was buried with a bottle of Jim Beam by his buddies.
His companions began an impromptu celebration despite the stench of the rotting and bloated corpse and the horrible scene.
Furthermore, somebody photographed his lifeless body while stuffing narcotics and booze into his mouth.
Rather of being saddened by his death, his pals threw a funeral party to honor the hardcore punk singer’s memory.
Debauchery was used by fans to carry on his legacy
In punk music, Allin was a one-of-a-kind showman.
Throughout his life, he was a wacky character, and some of his stage antics were out of this world.
He also threatened to commit suicide during one of his live concerts because he believed in an afterlife, which was one of the reasons he drew such large crowds.
As a mark of respect for the late musician, admirers would pee, defecate, and pour drinks all over his grave for years following his death. This was their way of paying homage to his memory, or should we say tit-for-tat?
Nonetheless, this callous deed was too much for his mother to bear, and his tombstone was removed in the hopes of deterring future inhumane treatment of the departed soul.
In 2017, GG Allin: All in the Family, a documentary about his colorful life, was released.