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The Unholy Sideshow

July 26, 2013

As the lead photographer for BucksCountyPlaybook I get to meet some really interesting people from my area. Rev of The Unholy Sideshow was no exception. He really pushes boundaries, but he was a real treat to meet and photograph. Here’s his story….

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He hands a red staple gun — the kind you’d use to tack carpets down — to a guy in a bar — the kind of guy who might tack those carpets down — holding a dollar bill. The guy in the bar staples the dollar bill to his torso. The guy in the bar smiles, comes back with a five and staples it to his cheek.

Why? Why would you let a stranger staple filthy currency to your body?

“Because I can,” Rev says. (He prefers his stage name be used, although his birth name is no secret to Facebook users.)

Rev is a lanky guy with a mesmerizing presence. Piercings, dreads, tattoos, along with a handlebar moustache, bow tie and a bowler. He prides himself in his dichotomy, down to his carefully planned ink — right arm bedecked with religious icons, left with more “sinister” imagery.

This part-Steampunk-part-rock-‘n-roll…

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