Girl Rock Band Have Sex With People From The Audience After Their Shows, Based On A Golden Condom
This is how the story of the ‘golden condom’ starts… Back around the turn of the millennium, there was a British band called Rockbitch which played progressive metal/goth music. It was best known for performing nude and incorporating sexual acts and Pagan rituals into their performances. You could say they were on the forefront of sexual liberation and excess.
Their aim, besides making good music, was to destigmatize female sexuality and sex in general. And hard rock seemed like the perfect vehicle for doing so. “When a woman can’t even strip to the waist and play a bitching, head-down guitar riff, have her lead singer fuck her with a strap-on whilst a stage surfer licks her feet without authorities wanting to ban over 18’s from coming to see it — well, what has the world of rock and rebellion come to!?” their website playfully asks. (And no, that’s not an exaggerated description of their live show.)
As part of their routine, during the show they would throw out a “Golden Condom” and whoever caught it (boy or girl) was invited to have sex with the band. The girls from Rockbitch wanted to add that, out of all the people who got the Golden Condom, only men were the ones who chickened out, many believing that it was only a joke. Rockbitch’s in-your-face female sexuality was, and still is, highly intimidating to many people and especially men.
Rockbitch incorporated sex into rock ‘n’ roll performance in a way that’s never been done before or since. And as powerful, liberated women, they made that sex be a political act. Not surprisingly, the authorities tended to lose their shit over Rockbitch. The band was banned from performing at many venues, and their music and album artwork was heavily censored in many countries.
They were also met with a lot of sexism and discrimination wherever they went. Booking agents refusing to deal with their female manager, male sound guys and venue employees assuming they didn’t know how to play their instruments or outright sabotaging their sets, venue owners insisting on handing the money to a male roadie rather than to a female band member and so on. Mind you, this was happening in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Watch a full Rockbitch concert (uncensored NSFW) right here.