Friday, 26 October 2012

Review: Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Quintron & Miss Pussycat is a set format with which you know what are going to get but which will never disappoint. It is comforting and reassuring. You are going to dance, you are going to laugh and you are going to feel that little bit more liberated than you did before.

We arrived way too early when we entered the playground that is Kater Holzig at 10 pm. The room was deserted, so with a drink in hand we hung out for a while. In hindsight it was the perfect start to the evening - a hang out with good DJ music and some chatting. It served a purpose - we really got into the mood for puppet theatre followed by a crazy dance party. Luckily, by the time the show started an hour and a half later, the room was
sufficiently filled.

It is hard to describe a puppet show by Miss Pussycat, but you can check out
one of her videos on the internet for you to comprehend what I am talking about. It is certainly adult humour, usually involves the quirky characters experiencing something out of this world and almost always ends with a party. This night's Halloween themed show was no exception. My favourite parts are always when the actual stage hut becomes a character in itself or when characters in the show blow up with confetti. Wonderful.

Quintron is not only the most animated organ player I know, he is also an inventor, who has patented a number of his own inventions, most of which are musical instruments. For example, back in New Orleans, he has built a weather station on top of his roof that produces different sounds, depending on weather, in his studio (see video below). And indeed, he had also brought several musical inventions to Kater Holzig that added not only to the sound but to the whole look and feel of the show. I admire that sort of inventiveness.

When they went into the first song, once the puppet show had started, people seemed to be hesitant of what to make of this duo. Some girls in the front row were dancing but apart from this members of the audience were simply staring. It was a little awkward for a few songs, then more and more folks joined into the party, first just girls and then boys, too. By the fifth song everyone was dancing emphatically. Quintron was going topless by this point and people were jigging with others they had never met before. Oh what fun. 

We were home late. Yes, 2 am is late for me. Whatever. But of course we were content and happy. Until next time, I cannot wait.

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