For more than two decades, the Impotent Sea Snakes pushed the limits of what Atlantans considered alternative by bringing various subcultures (glam, goth, gay, S&M and drag) together for one big rock 'n' roll spectacle. Comprised of five guys in drag and a troupe of sexy performers, the band practiced free speech with a decadent message that promoted individuality, safe sex and tolerance.
But the party came to a tragic end a few years ago.
"We decided to take an indefinite hiatus a few years ago because we had two more [band members commit] suicide," says pink-wigged frontman 13 (née Dean Riopelle). "That's six in 21 years. That was just too much for the rest of us."
With an international following that included Lemmy Kilmister and Jenna Jameson, the Sea Snakes were featured on HBO specials, one of which included 13's marriage to singer Princess Christy at the star-studded Exotic Erotic Ball.
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(Photo courtesy Impotent Sea Snakes)
Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.
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