Last week I mentioned that Dave and I saw an awesome show for our anniversary.
We both really like the DJ Kid Koala – we have seen him spin live with Deltron 3030 (a hip hop/rap group). Well, in the early 2000s he wrote a graphic novel and has since turned it into a stage production, complete with puppets and live music! The show, “Nufonia Must Fall,” was being performed at the ICA in Boston, and we knew we just had to go. Here’s a little more info about the show:
It’s hard to describe, but hopefully the trailer above helps explain it. Basically, you watch the final “movie” being projected above the stage, while also seeing the puppeteers, cameramen, and musicians in action below. It was amazing!
After the show was over, they invited the audience up to the stage to see all of the sets and puppets up close. Check out the photos at the end of this post – they are so cool!
There was an after party as well, and of course Kid Koala was doing his thing 🙂 They had a few local DJs spinning as well. We had a great time!
The show is about a robot who falls in love, so of course I had to wear my new robot purse! I scored it for only $17 with free shipping. Woohoo! 🙂
It’s kind of small, but fits my phone, keys, and my card holder. I keep the card holder in a separate pocket in my wallet, so it’s easy to pull out and throw in a bag. It holds onto my essentials – debit card, ID, and subway pass.
(dude, it was windy!!)
I know it doesn’t really fit the robot theme, but I also chose to wear my Sega Genesis controller pin. So cute!
PS. mirror selfie!
Top: H&M (old)
Skirt: Material Girl via Macy’s
Purse: Accessorize UK Metallic Robot Bag
Pin: ThinkGeek Retro Video Game Collectible Enamel Pin Set Series 4
Leggings (not pictured in collage above): Forever 21
Boots: Aerosoles Gather Round Suede Boots
We bought our tickets waaaaay back in August, so we had seats in the center front row. Here’s the view from our seats of the DJ area and some of the miniature sets:
What you don’t see in the photos is the screen above the stage, which projected the “movie.” It was so cool to check out the little mini sets – they had holes in the bottom so the puppeteers could access the puppets.
And there were little display screens everywhere so they could see what they were doing, and what was being filmed:
I really loved getting to see the puppets up close!
For the credits at the end, they filmed each set again, and the puppeteers’ hands placed out little cards.
And lastly, here’s a little shot from the after party. I love that they had a camera and screen set up here too so you could watch what Kid Koala was doing!