Is ‘Booty-Shaking’ Funk Band Too Risque For Cheyenne Superday? [POLL]
Yesterday, the City of Cheyenne announced the jazz, funk, and rock ensemble MarchFourth will perform at the 37th annual Superday celebration next month. One resident is concerned that the "booty-shaking" marching band, and their skimpy steampunk-era outfits, aren't appropriate for the event.
"Is this the kind of image we need our kids to see during a family-friendly Superday? The music is decent but the lyrics "shake your booty" and graphic gyrations is what we need our young minds to be exposed to during this family event?" commenter Steven Bates wondered on Facebook.
The critically acclaimed band from Portland, Ore., described as a "steamfunk, rock 'n roll circus party" features over 20 musicians, including a horn and percussion section, acrobats, dancers, and stiltwalkers.
The concert on June 22nd will mark MarchFourth's second trip to Cheyenne. They performed at Fridays in the Plaza last year. Other reactions on social media were generally supportive of the band and the City's emphasis on live music at Superday.
Superday will also include local artists, carnival games, a classic car show, food vendors, a fishing derby, a 5K run/walk, a bicycle race, and a sand volleyball tournament. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.