The Vans Warped Tour has boasted some pretty wild acts in its 21 years on the road —Kid Rock, Family Force 5, The Aquabats— but something tells me that nothing could have possibly prepared staff or the kids for my friends in Koo Koo Kangaroo.
The dance duo first landed on my radar in 2009 when I stumbled into their show in Minneapolis where full blown adults were singing along and dancing to songs about cutting the crust off of their PB&J, lava tag, and... farting. Yes, farting. The amalgamation of Kidz Bop, hip hop, and elementary school gym class —the guys literally bring a multi-colored academic parachute into the crowd— didn't exactly seduce me at first, but the guys' energy oozed like an infection and well, I caught it. Bryan's attitude on stage was Schwarzenegger-fearless and Neil's smile was in a constant pissing match with his mustache as they executed dance moves reminiscent of Kindergarten warp up exercises. The two of them created such an incendiary device of fun, positivity, and hilarity that if you couldn't appreciate a Koo Koo Kangaroo show, that was on you.
Warped 2015's kickoff in Pomona finally afforded me a run in with Koo Koo, the first in five years, and Fuse got the rundown on their literally Koo Koo choreography, songwriting, and their highly unique Warped experience. Watch above.
For more of your favorite band interviews and music videos from the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, catch Wristbanded: Vans Warped Tour at 11am thru 7.29 on Fuse.