Going into the Reel Big Fish / Aquabats show, I was actually the most curious about the initial opening act, Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Browsing their website, you see phrases like “toddler hip-hop” and “6-year old niece’s birthday party,” which definitely made me wonder what the duo was about. What we got was a ghetto-blaster shot of hip-hop songs about dinosaurs, PB&J and favorite colors. As the openers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo did their best to get the crowd excited, leading dance moves and even performing some songs in the pit under a rainbow parachute.
Hip-hop appropriate for all ages – you sure don’t see that everyday.
-I think their act is a hard sell, but they definitely won over a lot of fans that evening. Best of luck to them on the tour because their music is probably not something that everyone will be into.
-Koo Koo Kanga Roo’s merch table was a creative playzone, where you could actually make friendship bracelets and take webcam pictures with the band.
-Had a chance to chat briefly with Bryan and learn more about the group. Apparently when they’re not touring you can book them for birthday parties and special events. Hilariously awesome.
-From a photography perspective, this was a really hard set to shoot. Harsh lights with a lot of movement. It’s kind of funny that if you didn’t know anything from the band, you might guess they were some hardcore screamo band from the pictures.