When my friend excitedly asked me to come to an upcoming Rainbow Kitten Surprise concert, I happily said yes. I had one question question though — who on earth is that?
Like any good journalist, I spent a few minutes on Google and soon discovered RKS had an absolute cult following. I, however, was not part of that following. I was confused by the fervor of fandomship displayed by RKS' fans, but decided to go as an outsider.
And so I walked into Cat's Cradle Saturday night, wholly unprepared for what I was going to experience.
The show started hard and fast with "Charleston South Kakalaki's" own Stop Light Observation. Not many go to a concert to see the opener, so I found solace in being one of many who did not know the lyrics to Spot Light Observation's song. However, that certainly didn't mean the band didn't entertain.
Each of the songs they performed — from originals to a sample of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" — were accompanied by head-bangs and swaying hips from the crowd. They were the ultimate hype band. At one point, they paused their performance to sign happy birthday to a woman in the crowd — seamlessly gliding back into the melody afterwards.