Hundreds waited in line as the casket stood front center, in the second floor conference room, at the Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach Saturday night. TSOL front man, author and fellow Heard Mentality Columnist Jack Grisham set up a mock funeral for Marla, the teenage character in his latest book, Code Blue, a short story based on one of the band's most well known songs about Necrophilia.
Alex Distefano Jack Grisham reading from Code Blue
Fans gathered for this book release party, which included the fake coffin, candles, and even a string quartet playing. Grisham brought his wife and children to the free event, which was open to all ages, although all throughout promotion process online disclaimers warned that the book contained graphic sexual themes and language, and a reading would take place.More »