Tuesday night the Palace Theatre was graced by a visit from King Princess and she left the crowd wanting more. The Palace was packed, fans cheered wildly and they may have seen the early stages of a rising star.
Opening the evening was Kilo Kish. Kish, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and visual artist from California. Back lit by a series of flashing LED lights, the performance was smooth and moody with red/blue back stage lighting. Kish pranced and hopped around the stage drawing screams and cheers from the audience.
While the stage was being taken down and set up for Princess King, local drag queen Puffy took the stage lip syncing and dancing for a brief period. At one point Puffy lit a cigarette, took a few puffs before tongue snuffing it out. Puffy drew a lot of cheers and cat calls from the audience.
King Princess entered the stage from a large oval picture frame, which was centered in front of a framed painting that was on the curtain at the back of the stage. She descended down some stairs, waved to the audience then seated herself at a piano for the first song “Isabel’s Moment”. She would also play guitar later on and spent the evening singing and dancing across the stage. Audience members had bouquets of flowers that they waved at the young singer. She was cheered on and greeted with screams for nearly everything she said or did, the audience was really loving the performance. It was a great show and I left wondering if I had just experienced the beginning of something much bigger.