New York Times: Annual Philadelphia Variety Show Delivers Another Memorable Night Focused on British Singer Kate Bush

Kate Bush
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Kit Cali’s outfit for the variety show was inspired by the gold dress worn by Kate Bush in a photo of the singer walking a crocodile.

An annual variety show in Philadelphia, “Night of 1,000 Kates,” delivered another memorable night on April 1 inspired by the British art-pop singer Kate Bush, writes Maggie Lange for The New York Times.

For the first time, this year’s rendition delivered on the numerical promise for the title with more than 1,000 people attending the show. In fact, the crowd at Union Transfer was nearly twice as big as last year.

More than 20 acts included around 80 performers, such as professional and amateur musicians, dancers, and video artists. According to the co-founder of the event, Danielle Redden, “Night of 1,000 Kates” started as a party for “our friends and community of queers and weirdos” to celebrate their Bush appreciation.

“I don’t think that any of us thought it would be an enduring, legacy-type event,” said Cookie Factorial, another co-founder.

One of the reasons for this sudden jump in popularity is Bush’s  1985 song “Running Up That Hill (a Deal With God,)” which topped the charts in 2022 after being featured in “Stranger Things” on Netflix.

Read more about the show in The New York Times.


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