Fat Tony and Crowd-Surfing Cats
“I just played a show with Antwon a couple of months ago in a little town outside of Dallas and that was the craziest crowd I’ve played to in a while. Fist of all, a guy got a stray cat from off the street, brought the cat inside and started crowd-surfing the cat. Kids were passing the cat around. Then people were excited but also pissed, like it was animal cruelty. This girl grabbed the cat from him and took it outside to like rescue the cat. That was a cool audience ‘cause it was like spring break time and I could tell that the kids were in that spring break forever partying mode ‘cause on the last song one girl came up and started dancing on me, then another girl started dancing with Tom Cruz, then another five came up, then suddenly it was like 30 girls on stage. Our set ended so we just deejayed a load of club anthems and just partied.”
What did you think when you saw the cat crowd-surfing?
“I was busy, man! I was in the middle of a song, I couldn’t do shit! All I did was pet the cat and tried to let the cat know that it had love.”
What song were you performing while the cat crowd-surfed?
“I don’t even remember! It was a really really slow song, like one of my chill songs, so the cat was like bouncing along with it. I was trying to make sure the cat didn’t run off or anything. Then the next night we played this show in Houston and a kid brought a dog on stage. [Pauses] I don’t know what’s going on. Animals love us.”
(More non-cat Fat Tony talk over at Impose.)