GG Allin's wild funeral summed up how the man pretty much lived throughout his life
Punk rockstar GG Allin’s life was nothing less than a rollercoaster ride. The man was both loved and hated by the people. Right from throwing his feces at the audience to drug consumption, Allin has done it all, that too, while he was on stage.
Even in death, the rockstar managed to have an outlandish—or some many even call it disturbing—open cascade funeral with an unwashed body and people having a party.
The Last Performance of GG Allin
It has been over 25 years that the punk icon passed away, but no one has forgotten his last performance before he died.
Allin had his last show on June 27, 1993, at a small New York club named The Gas Station. While performing his second song, a power cut led him to take an unusual step. He started to vandalize the club and even encouraged the crowd to do so.
It didn't end there. After leaving the club, he walked naked across Manhattan Street along with a large group of audience. Later, the punk artist put on his shorts but was still putting on a street show covered in his own blood and feces.
A while later, Allin and his pals made their way to an apartment where they partied and consumed many alcohol and drugs, especially heroin. Unfortunately, the singer overdosed on heroin and was unconscious all night.
He passed away early morning the next day, on June 28, 1993. His friends were still unaware of the fact that Allin had already stopped breathing. Later on, when someone noticed that he was unconscious, they called an ambulance. Unfortunately, it was too late, and he was declared dead at the site.
One of a Kind Funeral
The late rockstar's open-casket funeral took place on July 3, 1993, at St. Rose Cemetery, which his friends and acquaintances attended.
Allin’s five-day-old corpse was dressed in his trademark black leather jacket and jockstrap. The 36-year old’s brother had clear instructions not to clean his face and body, which was covered with his own blood and fecal matter from his last stage show.
If you think that’s weird, there's more. Allin's brother put on a pair of headphones linked with a portable cassette player on the punk rocker's ears. Then his friends buried him with a bottle of Jim Beam.
Despite all the smell from the decayed and bloated corpse and service scenario, his friends started an impromptu party. Moreover, people took pictures of his dead body, placing drugs and whiskey in his mouth. Rather than being depressed about his death, his friends celebrated the legacy of the hardcore punk singer.
Fans Continued His Legacy by the Act of Debauchery
Allin was one of a kind showman in punk music. He was a deviating character throughout his life, and some of his acts on stage were just beyond human. He even promised to commit suicide during one of his live performances as he believed in some kind of afterlife, which was one reason he gathered so many audiences in the first place.
For years after his death, fans would regularly urinate and defecate and pour drinks all over his grave as an honor to the late rockstar. This was their way of preserving his legacy, or should we say tit-for-tat.
Nevertheless, this inhuman act was too much for his mother to handle, and as a result, his tombstone was taken out with the hopes of discouraging the inhumane treatment to the departed soul.