Polartropica Opens Up For Poppy In Los Angeles Thoughts+Photos: Polartropica at The Novo 5/25/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Opening up for Poppy was the Los Angeles-based act Polartropica. It had been a while since I caught this band fronted, and founded, by Cherise Wu, but having followed her since 2018, I knew what to expect and I knew that she would be bringing some serious joy to the stage. Little did I know that she’d be bringing some furry action to the stage as well.
Known for bringing bright colors and hyper-creative visuals to her live performance, Cherise stepped onto the stage wearing an oversized rabbit mask. I’ve heard that Cherise has a pet rabbit, and perhaps this was an ode to a thing she loves… but it did kinda leave me scratching my head a bit… and seemed a bit cumbersome for Cherise to manage. The bunny helmet notwithstanding, Polartropica gave a fun performance that they would do all over again the following night in San Diego for Poppy’s final show on this tour.
Since performing for Poppy, Polartropica has been extremely busy. Releasing new content (their music video for “Terminator”), and performing not only for Venice Pride but also on the LA Pride Hollywood Mainstage on June 12th, replete with backup dancers, confetti, and more. It’s such a good feeling to see independent artists get their time to shine, and I hope that Polatropica can ride that momentum out for the rest of the year…”
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