The Kill Kitty Tour

Last Friday e.ku told me about the tour and I decided to go see Taiwanese (or Chinese, read on) musician Chang Chun-Yue () on Sunday night right away. I have definitely heard of his name before, and I knew that he was a popular music producer; but I just haven’t got much chance to listen to his music. Before the gig, I educated myself with a good handful of his albums, and I found out that there were 2 songs that I actually know!

The gig was held at the B.B. King Blues Club and it was an awesome crowd. It seemed that the majority of the audience was some rich Taiwanese kids — youngsters! Damn, I feel old. The band played really well, they were extremely experienced, intense and full of energy. To be honest, I almost had a cultural shock being around all the whole crowd. Here I was in the center of New York City, surrounded by all these young, hip and energized Chinese kids; I wondered, it all seemed so foreign to me. Damn, I did feel old around them.

By the way, the tour was called “The Kill Kitty Tour,” and it’s rather obvious what the “Kitty” means. It’s abolustely hilarious that the B.B. King Blues Club is just 2 doors away from the Sanrio store! (Look at this great picture took by e.ku after the tour, in which the band gathers in front of the store.) There appeared to be some kind of controversy around his tour. I saw a few people protesting outside the venue, and later V. forwarded me an article saying that he was being attacked for promoting the tour as “Chinese” rather than “Taiwanese.” Oy vey.

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