Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Katchafire - The Mezzanine, San Francisco - 4/25/2010

by Nicole Parisi-Smith, San Francisco Chapter

Thanks to Jimmy Vargas who invited the San Francisco Chapter to set up an outreach table at the Katchafire and Rebel Souljahz show at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Sunday, April 25th! Big thanks, too, to Al from the venue who helped me get set up, and gave us an awesome spot right inside of the Mezzanine front entrance, and right across from the merch booth!

Thanks to our awesome spot, I was able to talk with a lot of very warm and friendly Katchafire and Rebel Souljahz fans who passed by our outreach table on their way to the venue's main floor.

photo: me hanging out at our outreach table

The highlight was meeting a fan who was wearing a 2010 Kokua Festival t-shirt. She said that she'd just returned from Hawaii that day, and had attended the Kokua Festival the previous day where she got to see Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Adam Topol and Jake Shimabukuru perform together. She, like many fans I spoke with, took our 2010 Beach Cleanup Postcard, and expressed interest in our beach cleanups.

photo: Ziggy, Jack, Adam and Jake on stage at Kokua on Saturday. Photo from

The Rebel Souljahz and Katchafire show was fantastic, and the crowd very enthusiastic and engaged in the show. I was really impressed with Hawaiian band Rebel Souljahz's set.

photo: Rebel Souljahz on stage at the Mezzanine

I loved Katchafire's shout out to the Hawaiians in the house who, he said, have been supporting the band since the very beginning. That got a loud response from the audience:)

photo: Katchafire on stage at the Mezzanine

Thanks again to everyone who made the outreach possible, and to the awesome fans.

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