Scenes From Bam Margera's Fuckface Unstoppable Performance in Fort Worth on Friday.
On Friday night in Fort Worth, Tomcats West boasted quite the scene: Bam Margera was in town along with his new music project, Fuckface Unstoppable, and, whether intended or not, it mostly came across like one big inside joke. Except, well, no one was really in on it.
Some backstory: Not too long ago, Fuckface Unstoppable featured two members of CKY; now, only Jess Margera remains since founding CKY member Chad Ginsburg left the group earlier in the year, only to express harsh words about his experience with the group not long after departing it.
But, hey, Bam Margera's still a part of the group. And Margera, of course, has been in the public eye for a long time now, starting with the popular CKY video series featuring him and his friends performing pranks and promoting their skateboarding efforts. The attention and success from that series, as we all know, then led to the crew joining the now-infamous MTV show Jackass. Later, Margera even earned his own spinoff of that effort, a series called Viva La Bam.
So, basically, Margera's seen it all and done it all — except, perhaps, starting a music group that crosses every genre under the sun from punk to metal to rap and even dubstep with a bunch of his friends and embarking on a tour of the world while playing songs with such titles as “That's Why I Fucked Your Mom” and “Bend My Dick.” Hence Friday night's show at Tomcats West.
Before the crowd was able to indulge in the night's main event, though, they had to suffer through something else — a completely nude on-stage appearance from Margera's longtime friend and collaborator Brandon Novak. It was one of ugh-I-don't-want-to-see-this-but-I-can't-look-away-oh-my-god-is-this-really-happening moments. But Novak embraced it all, even going so far as to stagedive into his apprehensive and reluctant audience.
Then came Fuckface Unstoppable. And the crowd? Well, they ate that shit up.
They definitely had more fun than Margera did, though. For him, it all seemed rather routine. He seemed detached from the atmosphere, even if he was more than happy to ham it up for his fans. And when the 15-song effort was over, it was over — and over abruptly, at that. After what ended up being their last song, the band just walked off the stage with the house lights still down, leaving the crowd assuming that they'd return for an encore.
That moment never came, though.
So much for being unstoppable.