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April 25, 2013

They're back: Naked Bob reunites for Post-Holiday Extravaganza

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MANKATO —

That is, until they were presented with an opportunity to play in the Post-Holiday Extravaganza.

Though they are humorously billing the performance as “the reunion no one asked for,” band members agreed they’ve enjoyed playing together once again and are excited to see some old fans.

“It’s really nice to play these songs,” Marka said.

Ryan Frederick added: “Rehearsals have gone surprisingly well. The muscle memory just takes over, and it works.”

One thing that hasn’t changed is the band’s trademark sense of humor.

The same band that once used a picture of five gorillas foraging for food as a promotional photo and likes to joke that its name arises from a euphemism for sex — it’s actually a much more boring story that involves a co-worker who quickly changed outfits during a costume party — has not changed a bit.

As band members discussed the set list for Saturday’s concert, Marka made one guarantee: “Nobody will die on stage.”

To that, the band’s fellow founding member Eric Melhorn quipped: “Whoa. I’m 50. We can’t guarantee that.”

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