Sounds like you're better off!
But yeah, they were so much fun (RIP Oderus), and presumably still are. If you haven't seen their cover of "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, it is amazing, and shows that they're genuinely good musicians on top of everything else.
First, I went to a small, very white, private university, located in Richmond (where I still live, and where GWAR is from). There was some random program on the music industry, and they wanted someone from both sides, i.e. the musician side and the label side. This would've been around 2002-03. For the musician side, they got Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus. He appeared out of costume, and had some good perspectives. Sadly only two of us in the audience knew who he was. I got his autograph after the talk and we chatted a bit. He was super chill.
The first time I actually saw them live was kind of sudden. It was Christmas Break during my first year of law school (which I also did in Richmond), so December 2006, and I was sitting in my living room playing video games. A friend calls me out of the blue and says, "do you want to go see Gwar tonight?" So I do. It was at a now-defunct club down by the river, and was spectacular. (I also have fond memories because we went to my favorite downtown diner afterwards, which has sadly since closed.)