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How Pitch Invasion Invented Coco Punk

Pitch Invasion invented Coco Punk.
Karl Christian Krumpholz
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Sputnik Slovenia: “Back in June 2014, we played the Moon Room at Summit Music Hall with D.I. The set was going swimmingly, but a few members of the audience thought something was wrong. Timmy, from the band Red Stinger, decided he wanted to change my clothes.
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Karl Christian Krumpholz
“So during our song ‘20 Years to Life,’ Timmy and a crew of his cronies jumped on stage and piece by piece took my jacket, shirt and pants off, replacing them with a grass skirt and a coconut bikini top. As I proceeded to do my best hula dance, the crowd went crazy. Beer was flying in the air as the crowd witnessed the birth of a new musical genre: coco punk.”
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Karl Christian Krumpholz
Pitch Invasion plays the Oriental Theater on October 31.

Editor's Note: The Denver Bootleg is a series chronicling the stories of local bands by longtime Denver cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. Visit Krumpholz's website to see more of his work.
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